optical scientist resume example with 7+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Skilled optical engineering team member with interdisciplinary experience in optical, mechanical, and electrical components. Over eight years of experience and strong publication track record. Invented multiple imaging techniques with super-resolution imaging systems and high speed light sheet microscopy. Analyzes and updates designs to improve ease of use, reduce production costs, and eliminate errors. Solid experience in conducting and optimizing tolerance and compliance testing.

  • Python, MATLAB, C++, Zemax, CAD (Solidworks, AutoCAD), LabView, Linux, Git
  • Optical modeling (Geometric optics, Fourier optics), Optical system aberration, Image simulation, Optical system design, Optical metrology
  • Image processing (ImageJ, CellProfiler and OpenCV), Data analysis, Device control software development
Optical Scientist, 06/2022 - Current
Ofs Brightwave, Llc Avon, CT,
  • Lead scientist on the development of a simultaneous multi-view light sheet microscope, optimizing performance and features
  • Design and develop in-house solution optical instruments (laser scanning system, alignment tools, and control softwares)
  • Develop optical layout and optomechanical design using Onshape and SolidWorks and perform simulation with Zemax and Python
  • Assemble, align, activate, and test the prototype optical system, performing critical analysis and verification of system performance including resolving resolution, throughput, and image quality issues
  • Maintain in-house equipment and perform troubleshooting techniques to keep tools fully operational
  • Computational analysis of microscopy imaging data
Graduate Research Assistant, F31 Predoctoral Fellow, 05/2016 - 06/2022
Bd (Becton, Dickinson And Company) Sumter, SC,
  • Developed and constructed light sheet fluorescence microscope in combination with structured illumination, Shack Hartmann wavefront sensor, adaptive optics, and investigated epilepsy models in vivo using zebrafish
  • Programmed the control software of the microscope using LabVIEW, Arduino, and Python
  • Image analysis and optical system simulation using ImageJ, OpenCV, Python/Scipy, Matlab and Optics Studio (Zemax)
  • Supervised and trained two incoming Ph.D students and one graduate student in the laboratory
Continuous Improvement Engineer, 07/2015 - 06/2016
On-Line Instrument Systems, Inc City, STATE,
  • Component optimization for the electronics modules used in OLIS absorbance, fluorescence, CD, circularly polarized luminescence spectrophotometers, and 110V and 220V cooling box for light source using flow rate integrated system
  • Developed control circuitry (PCB design) and tested the circuit board to adapt to FPGA board
  • Designed cuvette holder using AutoCAD, integrating sphere (sample chamber), optomechianical components (motor mount, optical mounting posts, and other components for fluorescent detection instruments)
  • Generated internal education documentation (electric schematics, 3-D assembly drawings, etc.) for engineering subjects
Education and Training
Ph.D.: Electrical And Computer Engineering, Expected in 07/2022
University of Georgia - Athens, GA,
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Bachelor of Science: Biomedical Engineering, Expected in 05/2015
University of Georgia - Athens, GA,
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Grants and Awards
  • National Institutes of Health (F31) Kirschstein-NRSA Predoctoral Fellowship Award
  • Innovative and Interdisciplinary Research Grant, University of Georgia Graduate School
  • SPIE Officer Travel Grant, International Society for Optics and Photonics
  • Best Poster and Oral Presentation Award, College of Engineering Research Showcase
  • Graduate Student Travel Grant, University of Georgia Graduate School
  • Excellence in Mentorship Award, National Science Foundation UGA NanoBioREU
  • Presidential Waiver Merit-Based Scholarship

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  • University of Georgia
  • University of Georgia

Job Titles Held:

  • Optical Scientist
  • Graduate Research Assistant, F31 Predoctoral Fellow
  • Continuous Improvement Engineer


  • Ph.D.
  • Bachelor of Science

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