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Senior Research Associate

Company: Nikon Metrology, Inc.
Location: Manassas
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Senior Research Associate Why Nikon Metrology? Joining Nikon Metrology is joining a global company and becoming part of the future, giving you the opportunity to enter into a career where you can help to shape and define innovation. Senior Research Associate Benefits: --- Paid Holidays, Vacation and Sick Time! --- Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, --- Critical Illness Insurance, 401k, --- Legal, Accident Insurance, Pet Insurance, Educational Reimbursement --- $$Referral Bonus$$--- Job based in Manassas 1. SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE JOB PURPOSE: The Research Associate is responsible for developing advanced concepts and prototypes for the Laser Radar Product. Skill in configuring laboratory testing for concept evaluation is mandatory. Work will include design and evaluation of optical and fiber optic assemblies such as lensing systems and interferometers. Work also includes assembly, testing and system integration of optical, electro-optical and fiber optical components as well as data collection and documentation. Evaluation and testing of signal processing algorithms and techniques are also required. This role also is involved in helping to manage the Intellectual Property of the product including developing new patents for the product. 2. SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY: --- Design, testing and prototyping of laser and optical assemblies for Laser Radar products. --- Optical modeling and tolerancing analysis. --- Laser Radar production and service support. --- Troubleshooting optical assemblies. --- Documentation of assembly procedures. --- DMR investigation. --- IP documentation and support. --- Procedural support. --- Assist in the management of the photonics development team. 3. ANCILLARY RESPONSIBILITIES --- Mathematical modeling/signal processing. --- Production support as needed. 4. SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE QUALIFICATIONS Essential --- MS degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Optical Engineering or Physics. --- Ability to read schematics and mechanical drawings. --- Ability to develop test procedures. --- Good communication and presentation skills. --- Good technical writing skills. --- Full professional proficiency in English, written and spoken. --- Proficiency with Matlab. Desirable --- Experience with design, development and/or manufacturing of optical components and/or systems. --- Experience with coherent optical systems. --- Experience with optical characterization/metrology tools and setups. --- Experience in the field of Laser Radar/Lidar with preference to FMCW Coherent Laser Radar. --- Experience in Algorithm development. --- Experience in Digital Signal Processing. 5. COMPETENCIES A) Senior Research Associate Functional Competencies --- Proficiency with optical design software for both design and analysis. --- Ability to use optical measurement equipment such as alignment telescopes, autocollimators, interferometers, polarimeters and phase measuring devices. --- Ability to use DVMs, oscilloscopes, signal generators, spectrum analyzers and recorders/data loggers. --- Ability to observe, monitor, collect and record data. Ability to assess the accuracy, validity and integrity of the data. --- Strong background in mathematics and/or computational geometry. --- Good verbal and written communication skills. --- Fundamental understanding of the physics of coherent optical systems. --- Fundamental understanding of building photonic components for Laser Radar Lidar systems with preference to Linear FM Chirp Laser Radar. --- Fundamental understanding of the design of high precision mechanical devices. --- Understanding of the patent process to the level to assist in the management of the patent portfolio. --- Ability to recommend quality, productivity, and cost reduction improvements. --- Ability to train production personnel. --- Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel. --- Ability to learn and capably use specialized manufacturing and engineering applications software. B) Senior Research Associate Core Competencies Be pro-active --- Keep well informed and prepared to act quickly and effectively to overcome potential obstacles. --- Showing attention to detail within your work creating the highest quality output. --- Awareness of cost control and working within a budget. --- Self-critical to indicate potential design risks in own development. --- Look for clarification if you do not have a clear understanding of the drawings/diagrams you are working with. --- Liaise with other departments in a timely manner to ensure a smooth process is in place. --- Adhere to all the Health and Safety regulations and encourage others to do the same. --- Seek help when required to minimize delays. --- Work as part of the development team taking into account how projects and actions interact with the overall aims of the team and Nikon Metrology as a whole. --- Take the lead on addressing problems in a logical and critical way to minimize project risks. --- Continuously strive to improve the development process and development tools. WORKING ENVIORNMENT/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Lab environment As an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin or because he or she is an individual with a disability or disabled veteran, Armed Forces service medal veteran, recently separated veteran, or active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran, or thereinafter referred collectively as "protected veterans".



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Keywords: Nikon Metrology, Inc., Alexandria , Senior Research Associate, Other , Manassas, Virginia

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