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ACTOPROBE is hiring! We are looking for Research Scientist/Research Engineer.

Job Title: Research Scientist/Research Engineer.

Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Job Description

We are in search of hard-working and motivated technicians, engineers and scientists to develop leading-edge technology solutions in a challenging and fast-paced environment. BS, MS, and PhD (EE, ME, Physics, Optical Science and Material Science) are sought to work on research, design, development and commercialization of optical microscopy instruments and optical probes for atomic force microscopy.

The successful candidate will assemble, design and test optical confocal microscopy instruments for atomic force microscopy (AFM).

In this position you will be responsible for precision sample measurements applying optical confocal microcopy and spectroscopy techniques and AFM.  Projects may involve all aspects of product or process design, development, and sustaining.

We would like to hear from a resourceful problem solver with the capacity to quickly grasp and resolve a wide range of technical issues through the implementation of practical solutions to complicated problems.  This position may require problem solving skills during customer on-site visits to understand customer problems. Strong verbal and written communication skills are a plus.

The position is located at our laboratory facilities in the University Of New Mexico (UNM), Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Starting salary will be commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should send a copy of their CV with 3 references and a cover letter to  If you are interested in becoming part of an innovative, high-energy, customer-focused, technology-enabled team we’d love to hear from you!

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Bachelors, Masters or PhD in (EE, ME, Physics, Optical Science and Material Science).
  • Ability to legally work in the U.S.
  • Prior experience with optics, lasers, spectroscopy, AFM is a plus.
  • Ability to manage /complete multiple projects simultaneously and successfully.
  • Strong attention to details.

Company Description

ACTOPROBE LLC is a start-up company developing and selling custom optical spectroscopy/microscopy instruments for conventional Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM). ACTOPROBE LLC was founded in March, 2009.

Additional Information

Posted: November, 2011.

Type: Part-time with a potential for a full-time.

Experience: Entry level/Experienced Professional

Functions: Technician, Engineer, Scientist.

Industries: Optics, Lasers, Semiconductors, AFM.

Compensation: Depending on experience.