Summer 2023 Intern - Optics | Alcon

Nov. 9, 2022
locations: Belmont, California
time type: Full time
posted on: Posted 2 Days Ago
job requisition id: R-2022-19202

About Alcon:

As the global leader in eye care, Alcon has built a rich history of providing innovative products to customers and patients all over the world. We’re extremely proud of our legacy and the significant way we’ve helped to shape the industry over the last 70 years, but we’re just getting started. Our relentless passion to eliminate unmet medical needs drives our pursuit to further advance eye health worldwide. We’re looking for exceptionally talented, driven people who want to make a difference. If you’d like to help us change the way the world sees, this is your chance to Be Brilliant!

Position Description:

The Alcon Belmont R&D Team is seeking an intern to work with the team on the development a groundbreaking, first-of-its-kind accommodating IOL.

Activities may include:

  • Develop/improve optical test methods for characterizing optical performance of Fluid Accommodating IOLs.
  • Collect and analyze optical metrology data to enable process improvements.
  • Design and test mechanical fixtures to be used in conjunction with test equipment and test methods.
  • Assist in studies intended to characterize interactions between light and IOL materials.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be enrolled in an accredited university or college for at least one semester prior to internship or co-op, and at least one additional semester following internship or co-op.
  • Must be pursuing at least a Bachelors degree in Optical Engineering/Sciences, Physics, Electro-Optical Engineering, or related major.
  • Academic performance: Minimum cumulative GPA 2.8/4.0
  • Demonstrated leadership skills (i.e. extracurricular activities or projects)
  • Must be authorized to work in the US on a permanent basis without requiring sponsorship (students on an F1 visa with CPT can be accommodated)
  • Ability to commit to a 10-12 week, full time (40 hours per week) summer internship

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience creating code for data analysis; including but not limited to Matlab, Python, R, or related
  • Introductory knowledge or coursework in optics
  • CAD and/or Zemax experience, a plus

Alcon is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. Alcon takes pride in maintaining a diverse environment and our policies are not to discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Alcon is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an email to and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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