The Rockefeller University, Laboratory of Neurotechnology & Biophysics

Position ID:The Rockefeller University-Laboratory of Neurotechnology & Biophysics-ENGINEER [#20013]
Position Title: Optical / Systems Engineer
Position Type:Non-regular rank faculty
Position Location:New York, New York 10065, United States
Subject Areas: Neuroengineering
Neuroscience / Computational, Computational neuroscience, Neuroscience, Systems neuroscience
Biophysics / Biological Physics
Electrical Engineering / computer engineering, Neuroscience, Optics, Photonics
Physics / Biological Physics, Biophysics, Optical & Laser Physics, Optical Physics, optics, Optics and Photonics (more...)
Appl Deadline: (posted 2021/10/11, listed until 2022/04/11)
Position Description:    

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To develop and advance various optical neurotechnologies based on multiphoton and computational microscopy we have developed over the years, as well as to drive their dissemination by their consolidation, refinement and development of alpha and beta prototype microscopes in collaboration with industrial partners, and through interdisciplinary collaborations, we are currently looking for highly motivated and ambitious candidates to fill staff positions as an Optical / Systems Engineer.

Depending on candidates’ qualifications the main areas of responsibilities will include:
  • Development and optimization of new high-speed optical methods for large scale recording of neuronal population activity
  • Development of strategies and imaging tools for in vivo imaging in scattering media
  • Optimization and dissemination of computational imaging techniques

Depending on the specific project, the ideal candidate should have the following profile:
  • Self-driven, ambitious, and motivated by enabling engineering innovations with lasting practical impact
  • Track-record as the lead designer and/or experimental constructor of complex (electro) optical and optomechanical systems or instruments
  • Ph.D. degree, master’s degree, or bachelor’s degree in physics, optical engineering, electrical engineering, or related area and 2-5 years of relevant work experience in a scientific or industrial research environment
  • Experience with one and more of these areas would be highly desired: optical modeling and simulations (e.g. ZEMAX), ultra-fast laser systems, fiber optics, mechanical design, mechanical fabrication skills, RF electronics and electronics design, optomechanical hardware control (LabView, FPGA, experience with large-scale data processing and cluster computing)
  • Basic programming skills (e.g. Matlab, Python, LabView, CAD)
  • Highly result oriented, excellent time management and communication skills, the ability to effectively work in a team environment between academia and industry, and willingness to work outside of core expertise

Interested candidates should send their application material, including CV/resume and list of publications, as well as the contact information of at least two references to For more information and to see our list of open positions, please visit our website at

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Further Info:
1230 York Ave Box 221
New York, NY 10065