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Democratizing Medicine

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Photonics Scientist

Company Description

Quantum-Si’s mission is to democratize healthcare to everyone around the world. We are reinventing diagnostic instruments and championing a new era of breakthrough medical technology.

Quantum-Si is a well-funded, rapidly growing health-tech incubator founded by award-winning scientist and highly successful serial entrepreneur, Dr. Jonathan Rothberg. Quantum-Si benefits from being a 4Catalyzer company, an incubator of health-tech companies (most notably Butterfly Network) who has raised over $600 million in funding.

Joining Quantum-Si is the opportunity to redesign the future of healthcare through the power of technology. Embark on a journey with us to maximize global impact, motivated by the idea that our products will change the lives of millions along with the people you love.

Job Description

As part of our team, your core responsibilities will be:

  • Device-level and system-level design of photonics integrated circuits for novel biosensors
  • Optimization of photonics designs for device performance and manufacturing yield
  • Analysis of optical performance of the photonics integrated circuit, identify approaches to improve performance, and implement solutions that drive improvements
  • Chip-level layout of photonics structures, including: biosensor elements, waveguide architecture, waveguide test elements, and monitor devices.
  • Flexible collaboration with multidisciplinary teams in support of cross-company research, development, and manufacturing activities


Baseline skills/experiences/attributes:

  • Ph.D. degree in engineering, physics, or a related field
  • Experience with design, characterization, and fabrication of integrated photonics / silicon photonics
  • Familiarity with optical design software such as Lumerical, CST, COMSOL, Luceda, or Photon Design
  • Proficient with scientific programming languages (Python, Matlab, or similar)
  • Excellent communication skills are required, and the ability to interact well in group meetings/working environments
  • Takes ownership of tasks and problems and provides solutions
  • Self-starter with a ferocious work ethic who can work independently, but who also functions well in a collaborative team environment
  • Demonstrated team skills: ability to maintain excellent rapport with colleagues in the face of tight development schedules

Ideally, you also have these skills/experiences/attributes (but it’s ok if you don’t!):

  • Hands-on experience with design and operation of free-space and fiber-based optical systems
  • Familiarity with CMOS wafer processing

You Deeply Identify with Core Quantum-Si Values:

  • Efficient & Speedy - you get work done in a fraction of the time as industry peers
  • Intellectually Curious - you are thoughtful & inquisitive; people enjoy working with you because they learn from you
  • Mission-Driven & Committed - you are passionate about the company's purpose and are immensely productive
  • Team Oriented - you celebrate and take joy in the success of others on the team

Additional Information

We offer great perks:

  • Fully covered medical insurance plan, and dental & vision coverage - as a health-tech company, we place great worth on our teams’ well-being
  • Competitive salaried compensation - we value our employees and show it
  • Equity - we want every employee to be a stakeholder
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits - we make your commute more reasonable
  • Free onsite meals + kitchen stocked with snacks.
  • 401k plan - we facilitate your retirement goals
  • Beautiful office near the ocean-front in historic Guilford, Connecticut
  • The opportunity to build a revolutionary healthcare product and save millions of lives!

For this role, we provide visa assistance for qualified candidates.

Quantum-Si does not accept agency resumes.

4Catalyzer at a glance

Democratizing Medicine

4Catalyzer focuses on Biotechnology, Medical Devices, Cloud Computing, and Deep Learning. Their company has offices in New York City. They have a mid-size team that's between 51-200 employees.

You can view their website at http://www.4catalyzer.com or find them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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