OFS Laboratories is a world-class center of excellence for optical materials innovations. OFS Laboratories explores novel materials and optical solutions with the goal of generating commercially viable technological breakthroughs. It is the successor of the optical fiber research division of the famous Bell Laboratories, which incubated many of the top scientists and engineers working in technology today. OFS Laboratories explores novel materials and optical solutions with the goal of generating commercially viable technological breakthroughs that OFS business divisions take to market quickly. The innovative fiber-optic technologies developed by OFS scientists are now ubiquitous in the industry.

Located in Somerset, New Jersey, less than an hour’s drive from New York City, OFS Laboratories continues to push the boundaries of materials and optical sciences. The reach of OFS Labs is enhanced by the first-rate R&D capabilities of its parent company, Furukawa, based in Japan.

We have an exciting career opportunity for a Materials Research and Development Scientist. The scientist will produce independent programs focused on materials and materials processing for both telecom and non-telecom applications, including advanced transmission fibers, specialty optical fibers, fiber lasers, sensors and photonic devices. This position includes development of novel glasses and fiber fabrication processes, as well as design of novel fiber-based structures to support a range of projects and technology platforms at OFS. The position involves close collaboration with technical teams engaged in the design and application of optical fibers and photonic devices.

A Ph.D. in physical sciences or chemical engineering is required. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated interest in materials science and processing, crystal growth and development of novel optical materials.

Employees are expected to serve as role models for safe work practices and behaviors. This includes following established health and safety policies and procedures, maintaining a clean, organized work area, wearing, and properly storing all personal protective equipment (PPE), and actively engaging as a safety conscious worker with personal safety and wellness as a priority.

Working at OFS means having the chance to realize ideas, innovate and discover new solutions for the future. In addition to our dynamic work environment, we offer competitive salaries and generous benefits programs, including medical, dental, and a matching 401(k) plan.

OFS Fitel, LLC, a Georgia based global company, is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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