GRA Position in Optical MEMS (Posted on 12/21/2019)

A graduate research assistantship is available in the area of Optical MEMS for applications in advanced LIDAR and optical signal processing. This project will develop ultra-fast mirrors for precise and agile beam steering on mobile platforms. A student in this role will have the opportunity to develop skills in MEMS (design, simulation and fabrication) and optical systems and laser-based instruments (fundamental analysis, simulation and design).  You will be inventing devices and systems that will advance the state of the art for next-generation mobile LIDARs and optical signal processors.

This project is funded by the US Air Force and requires US Citizenship or permanent residency.

Interested applicants should e-mail Prof. David Dickensheets (davidd@montana.edu). Put “Prospective GRA” in the subject line of the e-mail.  Include a resume, a copy of your transcript and a cover letter describing (1) your experience, (2) your personal educational goals and how Montana State University can help you to meet those goals, and (3) why you are interested in this particular research topic.

 

GRA Position in Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics (Posted on 12/21/2019)

A graduate research assistantship is available in the area of Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics for applications in advanced LIDAR and optical signal processing. This project will develop novel transmissive beam scanning technology based on the integration of optical MEMS with nanostructured optical surfaces. A student in this role will have the opportunity to develop skills in nanophotonics (design, simulation and fabrication), MEMS (design, simulation and fabrication) and optical systems and laser-based instruments (fundamental analysis, simulation and design).  You will be inventing devices and systems that will advance the state of the art for next-generation mobile LIDARs and optical signal processors.

This project is funded by the US Air Force and requires US Citizenship or permanent residency.

Interested applicants should e-mail Prof. David Dickensheets (davidd@montana.edu). Put “Prospective GRA” in the subject line of the e-mail.  Include a resume, a copy of your transcript and a cover letter describing (1) your experience, (2) your personal educational goals and how Montana State University can help you to meet those goals, and (3) why you are interested in this particular research topic.

 

Post-doc / Research Engineer in Optical MEMS / Nanophotonics / LIDAR Systems (Posted on 12/21/2019)

A full-time research position is available in the area of Optical MEMS / Nanophotonics / LIDAR Systems. We are working in partnership with a Bozeman company to develop new concepts and systems for advanced mobile LIDAR and optical processors that will be enabled by novel MEMS and nanophotonics technologies. This is a project leadership position to guide that program.

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and creative person who is looking for an opportunity to work at the forefront of LIDAR system concepts and LIDAR-motivated beam management technologies (based on MEMS and nanophotonics devices). The position offers significant opportunity for innovation at both the device and system levels. This is a leadership position, affording the chance to work with and mentor engineering graduate students, manage technical aspects of the project and interface with key stakeholders. You will work on a team that includes students and multiple faculty and other senior research engineers/scientists working on related technologies at Montana State University and at our corporate research partner.

The successful applicant will have a degree in engineering, physics or a closely related area (MS or Ph.D. preferred), and experience in optical system design, analysis and construction. Project management experience is a plus but is not required. Proficiency in one or more of the following technical areas is particularly relevant: laser beam physics and practical beam management systems; optical simulation with Zemax; nanophotonics design and simulation (FDTD or RCWA approaches); finite element modeling and multiphysics simulations for MEMS (Ansys or Comsol); micro-electro-mechanical-systems design and fabrication experience; electronics design. Strong technical writing skills and prior publication history is essential.

This project is funded by the US Air Force and requires US Citizenship or permanent residency.

Interested applicants should e-mail Prof. David Dickensheets (davidd@montana.edu). Put “Prospective Postdoc” in the subject line of the e-mail.   Include a CV and cover letter addressing your qualifications, as they relate to the job’s required and preferred skills, and your personal goals in seeking this position. Screening of applications will begin in January, 2020, and continue until the position is filled.