Phaseform is a recently founded spin-off from the Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK) of the University of Freiburg in Germany.
We are a highly-motivated team of experienced engineers, scientists, business- and marketing experts offering a new and unique way of conducting adaptive optics for the life- and vision sciences.
- Tasks Designing and developing a robust interfacing software / hardware back-end for optical imaging systems* Developing software compatibility layers for existing scientific- and industrial imaging platforms* Creating interactive GUIs with a smooth UX, and the software API for the users* Providing user support and training* Documentation and writing operations- and user manuals* Interacting with customers on new applications*Requirements You should have An MS / PhD in science and / or engineering, or 3+ years related experience, particularly in the field of optical engineering, or an equivalent combination of education and experience* Knowledge of the basic principles of optical imaging systems* Experience using high-resolution scientific and / or industrial imaging systems* Expertise in hardware programming, interfacing and -control;
in particular HW interfacing, image acquisition / processing, visualization, UI / UX design and development* Fluency with image acquisition- and control software, e.
g. Python, C, Java, GNU / Linux, or Julia / R*It is considered highly desirable if in addition you have : Experience developing optical imaging systems and knowledge of adaptive optics* Experience developing and performing optical metrology and testing methods* A good grasp of high-end microscopy systems, including confocal methods* Ability to handle and prepare microscopy samples* Experience using and programming modules for microscopy control softwares such as MetaMorph, ImageJ / Micro-Manager*Benefits*Phaseform offers a competitive and international working environment in the epicenter of the beautiful Black Forest region in Southern Germany, bordering France & Switzerland : An exciting and truly unique product line with many more ideas and innovations in the pipeline* Flexible working hours, if tasks permit, partially in the home office* A competitive startup salary in a challenging but friendly working environment* Career perspectives as one of the first employees in an exciting, fast-growing deep tech startup, including access to our employee stock option programYou will work in a challenging technical start-up environment.
We greatly value motivated, proactive and independent colleagues with an entrepreneurial spirit. Being able to balance a detail-oriented, focused approach with pragmatism, speed and flexibility when necessary is strongly recommended.
Analytical, problem solving and troubleshooting skills are a must. Good proficiency of English and eligibility to work in Germany are a prerequisite.