Fiber Scientist in nLight Ltd.
nLIGHT’s Fiber Division is a leading provider of specialty optical fibers. Our unique and proprietary DND (direct nanoparticle deposition) technology is in position to replace traditional technologies in our markets and we believe it will make LIEKKI™ Fiber the clear market leader. nLIGHT’s Fiber Division is located in Lohja, Finland, where we also have a state-of-the-art production facility. Our products are sold throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

Fiber Scientist

We are looking for an energetic fiber development scientist to join our multinational team of highly skilled specialists. You will work in our Fiber Product Development team. Your main goal is the development of fiber products which offer differential advantage to the nLIGHT fiber customers. This includes for example designing and simulating novel optical fibers, and development of new fiber or preform characterization methods. After a brief introduction you can work with our existing waveguide simulation software (Matlab and other commercial) and help in the further development of such tools. You will build and characterize fiber lasers and amplifiers in order to study the properties of the fibers under development. You can manage your own projects and report your findings. You will be working mainly with internal customers, and you are expected to play a significant role in improving our fiber metrology systems and methodology.

Characteristics needed to succeed in this role
• Very results driven team player
• Positive, proactive, self motivating, and innovative attitude
• Ability to learn quickly from past and to apply past learning in the next development steps
• Capability to understand technically complex problems and to create new ways of studying them
• Capability for both analytical and hands-on problem solving
• Ability to use and further develop modeling tools with Matlab for optical waveguide simulations
• Ability to use and further develop measurement automation with Labview
• Knowledge and capability to improve and create optical fiber metrology methods
• Drive for completing fiber product development related tasks timely
• Ability to present and clearly communicate achieved measurement results
• Drive for excellence and eager to tackle new areas

Qualifications and skill set
• 5-10 years of experience in metrology, lasers, fiber optics, photonics, or physics
• Experience in experimental work and modeling/simulations
• Demonstrated capability to achieve set targets
• Well organized – measurement set ups and results, reports
• Project management skills
• Masters level degree from a relevant field required
• Citizen or permanent resident of Finland or other Wassenaar country
• Fluent English; fluent Finnish considered a plus
• Good knowledge of Matlab or Labview and MS Office programs
• Strong presentation and communication skills; and ability to synthesize/simplify complex problems
• Experience in developing and building fiber amplifiers or lasers considered a plus
• DSc or PhD considered a plus
• Knowledge of SQL, python, perl considered a plus
• Knowledge of six sigma methodology considered a plus

If interested, send an application and CV by November 6th to nLIGHT Oy, Attn. Anneli Järvinen, Sorronrinne 9, 08500 Lohja, Finland or More information can be inquired from (040-848 5032).

Postdoctoral researcher in Helsinki university
position starting from November 15th 2016 at the Kumpula Campus of the University of Helsinki. The starting date is negotiable. The research will be directed by Professor Lauri Halonen. The objective is to break new grounds by approaches which combine innovative computational and experimental methods.

The successful candidate is expected to carry out experimental and/or computational/theoretical work on one of the following two topics: Laser spectroscopy method development with mid-infrared optical frequency combs for ice- and quartz-surfaces; Computational atmospheric chemistry, especially processes at different forms of water including water complexes, ice particles and the quasi-liquid layer of ice.

The molecular spectroscopy and theoretical chemistry group lead by Prof. Halonen consists of about 15 scientists, and has excellent computational and experimental facilities including commercial and home-built optical frequency combs and a new proton transfer mass-spectrometer.

The salary of successful candidate will be based on level 5 of the demands level chart for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal performance.

For more information on the research group, please see:
Additional information can be obtained from the leader of the Laboratory of Physical Chemistry, Professor Lauri Halonen, Tel.: +358-503275182,

Applications should include (1) CV with a list of publications, (2) contact details for two references, (3) a brief description of previous research experience (max one page) and a potential research plan to be executed in the research group (max one page), and (4) a copy of a PhD degree certificate.

Please submit your application using the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the Apply link ( Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their application via the SAP HR portal. The deadline for the application is 28. October 2016.

Tenure-track position in Experimental Optics and Photonics in Tampere university of technology
Tampere University of Technology, Finland

Tampere University of Technology (TUT) is an active scientific community of 1,700 employees and approximately 8,300 students. The University operates in the form of a foundation and has a long-standing tradition of collaboration with other research institutions and industry. Many of the fields of research and study represented at the University play a key role in addressing global challenges. Internationality is an integral part of all our activities. Welcome to join us at TUT!

Possible subfields
• BiophotonicsBiophotonics and/or applications in life sciences
• New imaging New imaging
• New photonic materials
• Quantum optics and/or quantum technologies
• Spectroscopy and optical measurement

Application deadline: November 14, 2016 Application deadline: November 14, 2016
More information
• Prof. Martti Kauranen (, +358 40 7733065)