Optics Technical Engineer

Updated: about 4 hours ago
Deadline: 12 Feb 2023

QuTech is a mission-driven research institute run jointly by Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO). Together, we work on a radically new technology with world-changing potential, developing scalable prototypes of a quantum computer and an intrinsically safe quantum internet.

We are creating the quantum future and we believe that quantum technology will be a game changer in many social and economic sectors – including health, agriculture, climate and safety. To achieve our ambitious goals, we bring together scientists, engineers and industry in an inspiring environment, with plenty of space for ambition, entrepreneurship and innovation.

Our research and engineering activities are conducted in three divisions: Quantum ComputingQuantum Internet and Qubit Research . Our divisions and support teams include 220 FTE and over 300 dedicated people.

We are now looking for an Optics Technical Engineer to join our team!

Do you have already experience as an Optics Engineer or have you worked with (quantum-)optical setups as a researcher? Are you looking for a new challenge ? This role is for you!

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Your responsibilities as an Optics Technical Engineer.

As an Optics Technical Engineer, you will play an important role in QuTech’s research ambitions to realize a quantum computer and quantum internet by providing expertise, guidance, support and ideas at a high level for the quantum-optical labs.

On daily basis, you will provide hands-on support in the labs to research being carried out by Master and PhD students and postdoctoral researchers. You will also bring new solutions and ensure knowledge transfer both by supplementing and liaising with QuTech’s existing pool of technicians and engineers, and by supporting the labs of the experimental quantum-optics groups.

You will play an important role in QuTech by:

  • Acting as an expert advisor and discussion partner for the researchers in areas such as laser systems, laser locking, and advanced optical measurement techniques
  • Designing and maintaining certain optical setups, including fulfilling safety regulations
  • Acting as QuTech’s laser safety officer
  • Training of students/postdocs in standard procedures encountered in an optics lab, including alignment, creation and measurement of optical signals, as well as laser safety
  • Modifying optical setups to increase their technological readiness level
  • Helping with selecting, ordering and installing new devices

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