Scientist / Engineer, Specialty Optical Fiber | AFRL

Date Posted: 
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

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Position Location: 
Albuquerque, NM
Job Description: 

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Directed Energy Directorate, Laser Division, located Albuquerque, NM on Kirtland AFB, is seeking candidates with an Electrical Engineering or Laser/Optical Physics background for the position of Specialty Optical Fiber Scientist / Engineer.  The principal focus for this position is research in specialty optical fibers for the purpose of increasing the power output of fiber laser amplifiers.  The position works closely with a modeling and simulation team to design and execute an experimental effort that overcomes the non-linear effects and instabilities that currently limit amplifier output.  Additionally, education or experience in these areas is helpful and desired: optical sciences, photonics, laser system component development, high speed controls systems, and laser interactions with amplifier system materials.  

This is a civilian position under the Laboratory Demonstration ("Lab Demo") pay plan, at the grade of DR-02 (roughly a GS-12/13 equivalent).  The salary range for a DR-02 is $76,204 to $119,660 which includes 16.68% Albuquerque locality pay. This position requires US citizenship and the ability to obtain/retain a Secret Security Clearance.  The Laser Division seeks recent PhD graduates with 5 years or less experience. 


For more information please contact Mr. Dan Devany at  or (505) 853-7530.    

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