Advanced Development Scientist | Block Engineering

Date Posted: 
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Position Location: 
Marlborough, MA
Job Description: 

Block Engineering, located in Marlborough, MA, is a developer of advanced mid-infrared spectroscopy products that are based on Quantum Cascade Lasers (QCLs) and Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectrometers. Block is currently seeking a full-time Scientist who can support both R&D programs and the development of commercial products.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Design and characterize external-cavity QCLs
  • Develop and test a Hyperspectral Imaging System to be used for trace chemical detection
  • Analyze spectral data and support the development of detection algorithms
  • Assess the viability of QCL-based spectroscopy to address various commercial applications
  • Transition the results of R&D activities to Engineering and Manufacturing 
  • Support field testing and product demonstrations

Required Skills and Background:

  • Ph.D. or M.S. in Physics, Optics, Electrical Engineering, or related field (recent graduates or post-docs are welcome)
  • Hands-on experience using lasers, optics, and electronics 
  • Proficiency with MATLAB (essential)
  • Team player with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Willingness to travel
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

The following skills would be helpful as well:

  • Background in spectroscopy (especially mid-infrared spectroscopy), chemistry, trace chemical detection, detection algorithms, gas sensing
  • Working knowledge of optical design software such as Zemax
  • Experience with the automated control of instruments using software such as C, C++, Python, or Labview

To apply, please email resumes to Dan at Thank you for your interest.