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Senior Laser Engineer

Cambridge Raman Imaging Ltd. is an exciting new spinout company emerging from ground breaking work with synchronised ultra-fast lasers and Coherent Raman Spectroscopy with the aim of enabling Label-Free Imaging for histopathology. The company is now seeking a senior laser engineer experienced with fibre laser development.


You will be responsible for technical leadership of the critical laser module enabling Label-Free Imaging – an innovation that could ultimately replace the existing standard biopsy evaluation process and offer new opportunities for diagnosis and treatment. You will lead in the development of patented ultrafast fibre-laser systems, whilst closely collaborating with the researchers developing the detection chain systems. This appointment will initially require hands-on detailed research and development, but will develop into a broader collaborative role with the larger team. There will be some travel within Europe and occasional trips to Asia. Responsibilities will include:

  • Direct responsibility for development of the ultrafast fibre laser systems in parallel with electronics, optical systems and software. You will work in close collaboration with another sub-team developing the detection chain and imaging systems.
  • Delivery of timely documentation required as part of a medical device design team, with a working approach aligned to the demands of regulatory compliance. It is essential that regulatory compliance for Europe and the US is designed in from the beginning.
  • Working with industrial partners to design for manufacture a fully integrated CRS Label-Free Imaging system.  This will include creation of laser system product performance requirements specifications.
  • Participating in development of the business plan in discussion with the management team and founders;
  • Working on product line expansion for medical and non-medical applications;
  • Identification of research funding opportunities, including preparation of funding applications;
  • Talking with potential future customers and licensees to ensure research is aimed at meeting their needs;

Person Specification: You are a driven, experienced researcher who will be responsible for the development of a mode locked and synchronised laser system as part of an advanced microscopy system for histopathology that must meet regulatory requirements for multiple territories. You should be able to demonstrate:

  • PhD in a relevant science based subject (such as physics, engineering or electronics etc.);
  • Experience of developing tunable fibre-lasers or non-linear optics. Knowledge of Raman spectroscopy or medical imaging would be an advantage;
  • Experience in EU funding applications (either in business, research or an educational institution) would be an advantage;
  • Experience of medical technology regulatory approval would be an advantage;
  • Spoken and written English is essential.