Laser Optical Engineer | University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Date Posted: 
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Job Description: 
Working TitleLaser Optical Engineer
DepartmentPhysics & Astronomy-1092
Requisition NumberS_210252
Posting Open Date04/27/2021
Application Review Date: (To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date)11/29/2021
Open Until FilledYes
Description of Work
Responsible for reliable daily operation of 3 state-of-the-art high-power (100-999 terawatt) solid state laser systems. Responsibilities will include daily alignment, maintenance, diagnostics, and troubleshooting. Responsible for advanced laser diagnostic systems used to confirm acceptable quality required for user experiments. Will ensure that lasers are operated in accordance with approved operating procedures. Enforces all laser safety procedures. Utilizes critical thinking skills to creatively resolve technology challenges. Demonstrates ability to use advanced diagnostic tools to troubleshoot complex system failures. Some nights and weekends required. 
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See:
Minimum Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in lasers, optics, engineering, physics or related field, plus more than 5 years of hands on solid state laser and optics experience, hands on experience operating advanced laser diagnostic and control tools such as third order autocorrelators, ultra-fast pulse shapers, and adaptive optics, and hands on experience setting up imaging systems for vacuum diagnostics required. Equivalent education/experience considered.
Preferred Qualifications
Prefer Master’s degree in lasers, optics, engineering, physics or related field; and experience with operation and maintenance of multi-terawatt and petawatt laser systems.
Pre-Placement Driving Record Review RequiredNo
Physical RequiredNo
Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) required. Subject to DOT approved pre-employment & random testing for alcohol and controlled substances.No
Criminal History Background Check RequiredYes
Posted SalaryNegotiable based on qualifications and experience
How to Apply
Click on “Apply for this Job”. You will then either create an application or edit your current application that is on file. You will be required to attach your resume, cover letter and list of references as three (3) separate documents in MS Word or PDF format.
For questions or accommodations related to this position contact
Donald Umstadter
Job Category (old)Managerial/Professional
Job TypeFull-Time
Alternate Work Schedule (if other than 8-5)Some nights & weekends required.
Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding?Yes