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Ideation Development Optical, Photonics Senior Engineer

Company: Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics
Location: Rochester
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

The Career Potential

Ortho Clinical Diagnostics is committed to improving and saving lives with diagnostics. To do this we hire people who share this dream and are ready for new adventures. As a valued team member, you will carve your own career path and be part of building this company stronger and better than ever before. There is no limit to the experiences, opportunities and new directions you will have access to here at Ortho Clinical Diagnostics. More importantly, you will be driving the surge of a whole new direction in important medicine. That's something we can all take pride in as we take this journey together.

Ortho is known in the industry as a leader in customer service and support. Deeply understanding and exceeding the needs of our clinical lab, hospital and blood bank customers is what we do. It's who we are. If you join Ortho, no matter what your role, you will be expected to keep that Customer Excellence focus in your work.

The Opportunity

As we continue to grow, we are seeking an Ideation Development Optical, Photonics Senior Engineer who will be part of the Ortho Clinical Diagnostics Advanced R&D team in Rochester, NY. This position develops optical, photonic devices and subsystems that perform imaging and/or optical measurement functions in in-vitro diagnostic instruments that meet performance, cost, reliability, and schedule targets.

The Responsibilities

  • Develops and evaluates (cost, reliability, performance, manufacturability, etc.) concepts for optical devices and subsystems, including illumination, imaging and non-imaging optical collection devices, optical sensors, spectrometers, and consumables.

  • Develops and conducts tests using optical breadboards to determine feasibility of concepts and to troubleshoot optical problems.

  • Develops and manages requirements pertaining to optical devices and subsystems. Collaborates with other disciplines as necessary.

  • Designs and optimizes optical devices and subsystems using optical simulation tools.

  • Collaborates with colleagues on issues pertaining to optics.

  • Works with outside development partners as needed to achieve project goals.

  • Works closely with Ortho's assay development scientists on issues pertaining to optics.

  • Optical characterization of materials, such as those used in the manufacturing of high-volume consumables.

The Individual

  • Masters or PhD in optics, optical engineering, or imaging science.

  • Minimum 3 years' experience in the development of illumination, imaging, and non-imaging optics. Ideally, experience would include in-vitro diagnostics with an emphasis on imaging and measurement of low light signals. Fluorescence imaging/measurement experience would be especially beneficial.

  • Well versed in applications using optical components such as CCD, CMOS, photodiodes, photomultiplier tubes, LED's, lasers, optical filters, and spectrometers.

  • Strong skills using one or more optical design software tools (ZEMAX preferred).

  • Experience using optics lab instrumentation.

  • Creative problem solver.


Equal Opportunity

Ortho Clinical Diagnostics believes in Equal Opportunity for all and is committed to ensuring all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, have an opportunity to apply for those positions that they are interested in and qualify for without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. Ortho Clinical Diagnostics is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals so that an individual can perform their job related duties. If you are interested in applying for an employment opportunity and require special assistance or an accommodation to apply due to a disability, please contact us at

Keywords: Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Rochester , Ideation Development Optical, Photonics Senior Engineer, Other , Rochester, New York

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