Research Scientist

Full Time Espoo or Joensuu Dispelix Oy

Dispelix Oy is an internationally recognized company, specialized in augmented reality waveguide displays. Our self-developed unique methods of making the see-through displays power AR experiences that push boundaries. Dispelix Oy was founded in 2015 and is a fast-growing company with 80+ employees. We are operating in global locations including offices in Finland (HQ in Espoo and Joensuu), the United States, and China.

Research Scientist 

Dispelix Oy is looking for an experienced and highly self-motivated researcher/programmer to develop diffractive waveguides for next generation see-through displays.

The successful candidate should have a good knowledge in at least one of the following: diffractive optics, electromagnetic theory, ray tracing, computational physics, numerical analysis, matrix analysis/computation, (numerical) optimization, mathematical analysis, algorithm development, programming (e.g., C/C++, Python, Fortran, Matlab, assembler), parallel computing, or GPU computation / shader development. You will be working on and solving challenging problems independently and in collaboration with an enthusiastic team.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Developing and implementing new algorithms and optimization tools for optical system analysis.
  • Programming server and GPU implementations of novel in-house algorithms.
  • Researching the mathematics and numerical challenges of optical waveguides and diffractive optics.

We appreciate any of the following:

  • A PhD degree in Optical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, or a related technical discipline.
  • An ability to independently solve complex problems.
  • Experience in diffractive optics design and optimization.
  • Experience in electromagnetic theory and computation.
  • 5+ years of experience in programming.
  • Familiarity with parallel and/or GPU computing.
  • Experience in algorithm development.
  • Experience in optimization problems, their numerical solutions and algorithms.
  • Knowledge of numerical analysis, matrix analysis and/or some other relevant mathematical discipline.
  • Knowledge of basic optics, including illumination, imaging, physical and geometrical optics, polarization control, coherence theory, and colorimetry.
  • You should have the ability to work in a team and to travel both domestically and internationally (up to 15%).

We offer an exciting international work environment and a highly talented world-class team beside you. We encourage and support each person in our team to develop themselves for future challenges.

The position is full-time and starts as agreed. The vacancy is open until January 31st, 2022, or until we have found a suitable candidate to fill the position, so please send your application as soon as possible.

Apply by sending your Cover Letter and compact CV and a salary request by January 31st, 2022.

Further information: Mikko Vänttinen,

Come and join our growing team on the leading edge of a rapidly growing augmented reality industry!

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