Physicist

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About You:

You have a thirst for knowledge with a broad technical background and thrive in a fast-paced high-tech development environment. You excel at taking a high-level goal with no obvious solutions, quickly becoming an expert in the relevant areas of technology, and creating proof-of-concept prototypes as quickly as possible.

What You’ll Do:

  • Within 3 weeks, understand all relevant characteristics and issues of holography.
    • Understand optical function and system architecture
    • Material and other performance issues
    • Recording setup, issues affecting variability in key observables
  • Within 8 weeks, demonstrate skill and proficiency in the recording of holographic optical elements (HOEs) sufficient to meet current project requirements.
    • Design, build and fully test a holographic recording experiment capable of achieving excellent performance for a monochromatic HOE.
    • Work with the holography team to document the range of experimental conditions, as well as any other variables that may determine the performance of recorded holograms.
    • Work collaboratively with the holography team to develop and/or implement tools to characterize holograms made in the laboratory using the best quantitative and qualitative techniques to ensure that requirements are met.
    • Get training from suppliers and partners, continual learning about holography.
  • Within 3 months, demonstrate skill and proficiency in the recording of holographic optical elements (HOEs) sufficient to meet current and anticipated project requirements.
    • Design, build and fully test a holographic recording experiment capable of achieving excellent performance.
    • Identify and mitigate any performance-limiting issues in holography
    • Stay abreast of the scientific research in areas relevant to holography, holographic optical element (HOE) production, and holographic recording media.
    • Suggest new and potentially novel holographic experiments that support anticipated project objectives.
  • Within 6 months and beyond, develop through continuous learning and practice a superior level of knowledge and and skill in practical holography and related aspects, with the goal of achieving recognition as one of the company’s in-house subject matter experts.
    • Actively participate in research to uncover and mitigate relevant mechanisms of action that may limit or inhibit the optical performance of holograms in current or future North products
    • Work with other internal teams and external suppliers to solve technical challenges that arise in holography and optics.

What You’ll Need:

  • Ph.D. in Atomic molecular and Optical physics (AMO) or related field
  • Postdoc or 2 years of relevant experience

Feel like you can’t tick all the boxes above? If you have some of the skills and experience that we’re looking for and are willing to use your talent to learn the rest, we encourage you to apply!

Why North:

Day-to-day, we challenge each other to constantly raise the bar, encourage unconventional thinking to achieve innovative breakthroughs, and are passionately committed to surpassing our goals. We advocate a healthy lifestyle and promote continuous learning in a flexible work environment. Most of all, we set visionary goals, and we’re passionate about building the best, most impactful products that people will love.

About us:

North, formerly Thalmic Labs, builds products that change the way we see and engage with our world. North’s latest product, Focals, are custom-built glasses with a display only the wearer can see. Focals let you see texts, get turn-by-turn directions, check the weather, request an Uber, ask Alexa, and more — seamlessly and immediately. Founded in 2012, North has grown to a world-leading team of engineers, researchers, designers, and creators committed to building a future where technology is there when you need it and gone when you don’t, hidden by design.