Principal Physicist | Photonics

  • R. Dr. Plácido da Costa, 4200-450 Porto, Portugal
  • Full-time

Company Description

Hello! 👋🏽

We're looking for an awesome Principal Physicist | Photonics to join our team on our journey to revolutionize personalized medicine 📈 

iLoF in a nutshell 💡

As personalized medicine becomes the norm, scientists, patients, and healthcare systems worldwide face massive barriers in providing the right treatment to the right patient. 

Recognized by CB Insights and Financial Times as one of the most promising Digital Health companies in the world, iLoF is building an AI-powered breakthrough platform capable of transforming precision medicine. 

Our goal is to become the platform that democratizes access to personalized medicine for millions of people living with complex diseases around the globe. 

Thanks to our proprietary optical fingerprint library of disease biomarkers and biological profiles we can offer personalized patient screening and stratification in a faster and more affordable way, saving up to 40% of the cost and 70% of the time while enabling a more human patient experience. 

Supported by leading institutions like Microsoft Ventures, Mayfield, or the Oxford University, iLoF is currently focusing on a validated platform technology in one of the biggest epidemics of our times: Alzheimer's, while maintaining ongoing verticals on Digestive Cancer, Stroke, and Infectious diseases.

Our Team🧑🏻‍💻

We are a mix of scientists, entrepreneurs, and inventors based in Oxford and Porto, with a passion for healthcare! 

Recognized by CB Insights as one of the most promising Digital Health companies in the world and by the Financial Times as a Transformational Business in Healthcare, iLoF has been regularly featured in leading outlets like Tech Crunch, Wired, and Sifted and listed as a rising star in AI-Driven Drug Discovery, Health Screening & Data Analytics.

Stuff you wanna know : 

What we value 

  • A Be Kind attitude is the main guideline within iLoF

  • A hand in the hammer and another free to support your co-workers as a true team player

  • An Honest and Egoless attitude towards discussions and critics working in good faith

  • The braveness to speak your heart in any situation

  • Through words or actions be always sure to make a difference at any moment!

  • Understanding that everyone has an identity outside of work and must be respected (work-life balance)

  • Be proud to drive your responsibilities to success and help others do the same, embracing ownership!

Perks 😉

  • A bright future at a promising high-tech startup company 🚀

  • Annual performance bonus

  • Stock Options 💰

  • A flexible environment and work-life balance: adaptable working hours, strong remote work culture 🏡

  • A stimulating atmosphere with room for creativity - fast-paced, fun, and energetic startup with a friendly culture 🎉

  • Weekly happy hours with amazing food and drinks

  • Company offsites ⛱️

  • Free coffee and snacks ☕

  • Private healthcare insurance 💊

  • The opportunity to work with a world 

  • class, talented team: and potentially change healthcare as we know it for millions of patients living with complex diseases around the globe  🧗🏼‍♂️

We share a passion for being part of a mission that matters, and we are always looking for curious and collaborative people who share our values and want to be part of our journey.  

If that sounds like a fit for you, click the apply button and join us.

Job Description

About your Role 📰   /    What will you be doing? 👀

On Biophotonics:

  • Providing key expertise on system performance and operational requirements, analyzing operational data to evaluate operations, processes, or products.

  • Programming of control systems and user interfaces for optical systems (C#, python)

  • Development, fabrication, and characterization of lensed optical fibers and other types of fiber tips

  • Analyze, fabricate, or test fiber-optic links (test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment; fabricate devices or components).

  • Planning and implementation of experiments for the characterization of optical fiber systems and sensors for biological applications.

  • Maintenance of Optoelectronics Equipment (Lasers and drivers, Photodetectors, DAQs, Optical Spectrum Analyzers, among others)

  • Prospection and Acquisition of equipment for new experiments.

Supporting Product Development:

  • Prospection and Acquisition of optoelectronics equipment

  • Testing and debugging prototypes - assist in the transition of photonic prototypes to production

Other Functions:

  • Document experimental, R&D, and design processes including objectives, issues, and outcomes (prepare procedural documents and reports)

  • Read current literature, talk with colleagues, continue education, or participate in professional organizations or conferences to keep abreast of developments in the field. Update technical knowledge.

  • Contact with clients, partners, and suppliers (both national and international)

Qualifications

Requirements ✔️

  • PhD in Physics, Photonics Engineering, Electrical Engineering with > 5 years of experience after PhD

  • Experience with optical fibers, laser systems, optics, electro-optics, circuits, and data acquisition interfaces.

  • Experience with data processing in Python and Matlab.

  • Experience with C/C++, and/or C# programming languages.

  • Experience in an optical lab setting.

  • Experience with spectroscopy, Raman, FTIR, or other types of scattering-based techniques.

  • Experience in working in biophysical applications.

  • Automation of optical characterization and test equipment.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of electronics, components, and circuitry.

  • Track record of scientific excellence, critical and creative thinking, problem-solving skills, and multitasking

  • Team player and capable of integrating a multidisciplinary and dynamic team

  • Fluent in English, with strong writing and communication skills.

  • Has a high level of motivation, self-organization, multi-tasking, and analytical skills. Work with a sense of urgency in driving projects and sets ambitious goals

Nice to have:

  • Experience with optical fiber sensors

  • Experience hardware communication interfaces.

  • Experience in optical theoretical simulations using dedicated software 

  • Ability to read and understand electronic schematics.

Additional Information

Perks 😉

  • A bright future at a promising high-tech startup company 🚀

  • Annual performance bonus

  • Stock Options 💰

  • A flexible environment and work-life balance: adaptable working hours, strong remote work culture 🏡

  • A stimulating atmosphere with room for creativity - fast-paced, fun, and energetic startup with a friendly culture 🎉

  • Weekly happy hours with amazing food and drinks

  • Company offsites ⛱️

  • Free coffee and snacks ☕

  • Private healthcare insurance 💊

  • The opportunity to work with a world 

  • class, talented team: and potentially change healthcare as we know it for millions of patients living with complex diseases around the globe  🧗🏼‍♂️

 

We share a passion for being part of a mission that matters, and we are always looking for curious and collaborative people who share our values and want to be part of our journey.  

 

If that sounds like a fit for you, click the apply button and join us.

 

You’ve read all this way but you’re missing a skill or two? No problem, it’s our job to up-skill you to take your career to the next level. What we’re trying to say is, don’t be afraid to apply if you don’t tick all the boxes.  💪