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Optics Simulation Researcher - Full Time

Sharp Corporation is a leading global supplier of electronic components and products.  At Sharp Laboratories of Europe we carry out the research and development needed to turn new ideas into the products of the future. Whether it is research into new types of displays for in-car, mobile and VR applications, or new User Interfaces and Computer Vision systems, Sharp Laboratories is on the cutting edge of innovation.

We are currently seeking a talented Research Scientist to join a team designing and developing advanced optical systems for displays and other applications.

The job will involve:

  •  Research and development using advanced optical simulations tools such as FDTD, diffraction analysis and ray tracing in the design of new products.
  •  Invention of novel systems and methods including patenting promising technology.
  •  Designing new prototypes and products using state of the art optical technology.
  •  Development of commercial products using their ideas with our Japanese colleagues and presenting their work to an international scientific community.

 Successful candidates will:

  •  Have a good understanding of optics and/or optical systems utilizing multiple optical components.
  •  Have a minimum 2:1 honours degree in Physics or relevant Engineering subject and ideally, a MSc/PhD in physics with specialisation in optics, or a graduate qualification with equivalent experience.
  •  Have at least one year’s postgraduate experience in one or more of the following: use of optical design tools (such as Zemax, ASAP, Lighttools, RSoft or similar) or in the design of complex optical systems.
  •  Have an interest in the detailed design of optical systems for products and applications that solve real world problems.
  •  Demonstrate strong creativity and a problem solving ability.

We provide extensive training and development, the use of purpose built test laboratories, professional optical and electronic CAD software and state-of-the-art cleanrooms. We offer excellent career development prospects and a relocation and employment package that includes competitive salary, pension, life assurance and local amenity benefits.

Applicants should send their CV and covering letter to the HR Department at jobs@sharp.co.uk quoting reference  SLE/PG_OS.1011


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Published: 11. October 2019

Job ID: SLE/PG_OS.1011

Oxford Science Park
OX4 4GB - Oxford - GB