Senior Laser Scientist | Syneron Candela

Date Posted: 
Thursday, February 8, 2018
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Company profile
Syneron Candela is a leading global aesthetic device company with a comprehensive product portfolio and a global distribution footprint. The Company's technology enables physicians to provide advanced solutions for a broad range of medical-aesthetic applications including body contouring, hair removal, wrinkle reduction, tattoo removal, improving the skin's appearance through the treatment of superficial benign vascular and pigmented lesions, and the treatment of acne, leg veins and cellulite. The Company sells its products under three distinct brands, Syneron, Candela and CoolTouch, and has a wide portfolio of trusted, leading products including UltraShape, VelaShape, GentleMax Pro, VBeam Perfecta, PicoWay, Profound and elos Plus. The company markets, services and supports its products in 86 countries. It has offices in North America, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, UK, Australia, China, Japan, and Hong Kong and distributors worldwide.
Most recently, Syneron Candela was acquired by Apax Partners, a leading global private equity advisory firm. This acquisition is a strong recognition of Syneron Candela’s leadership in the aesthetic medical device market, its leading world-class technology and unique global footprint. These exceptional assets are a result of the many years of hard work of our skillful and dedicated employees all over the world. We are confident that Apax will add significant value and expertise as Syneron Candela executes on its growth strategy while delivering innovative technologies to our customers and patients. We are looking forward to this partnership to continue its strong growth trajectory, and to seeing the even greater benefits it can deliver for customers and patients.
Job description and responsibilities
The successful candidate will design and construct R&D prototype laser systems (including solid state lasers and dye lasers), and harmonic conversion systems with unique performance characteristics. System architectures will include Q-switching, mode-locking, optical parametric oscillators and amplifiers, harmonic conversion and active and passive devices.
The candidate will assess the performance of these systems and their suitability for product development. Job duties include surveying the published literature, modeling of laser systems, procuring components, construction of laser systems, and creation and operation of appropriate diagnostic tools. After completion of the feasibility phase of the project the candidate will summarize and communicate the results to marketing and senior management and assist with transfer to engineering and production.
Education and work experience
  • Ph.D. degree in Optical Engineering and/or Physics
  • >3 years of experience in Industry is preferred.
  • Hands on experience with solid state lasers. Experience with dye laser is plus.
  • Broad knowledge base of various laser technologies
  • Hands on experience with Q-switched/mode locking lasers, nonlinear optical techniques or laser amplifiers
  • Proficient knowledge of laser test equipment and measurement procedures
  • Specialized skills such as numerical modeling and simulation tools for analyzing complex optical and laser systems
  • Experience developing medical devices is preferred
  • High level of motivation, self-organization, multi-tasking and analytical skills
  • Ideally expertise in project management
  • Target-oriented work approach to conclude tasks and to summarize and present complex issues
  • Superior problem-solving skills and have good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with coworkers and others by sharing ideas in a constructive, positive manner; listening to and objectively considering ideas and suggestions from others; keeping commitments
Please note: This job description is not all inclusive, but rather is intended to capture the majority of the job functions.