Career Center

The Career Center lists imaging-related employment opportunities. Any IS&T Member may post an open position; the service is complementary. Open positions are listed for 3 months. Non-members may direct postings to [email protected].

Senior Hardware Test Engineer

Our Autonomy Sensors Team is looking for an experienced Senior Hardware Test Engineer to lead the development of cutting-edge imaging system metrology laboratories. The Senior Hardware Test Engineer will be responsible for defining, implementing, and automating optical metrology supporting the development, characterization, and calibration of machine vision imaging systems.

What you'll be doing: 

  • Design and develop instrumentation to test imaging optics, illuminations systems, and electro-optical devices.
  • Identify and source equipment needed to measure optical and mechanical parameters of high dynamic range imaging systems for use in harsh environments.
  • Analyze test and metrology data sets.
  • Establish production partnerships with key vendors and OEMs.
  • Develop and implement an imaging system acceptance test plan.

What we're looking for: 

  • Experience with MTF testers, spectrophotometers, image quality test equipment, measurement microscopes, kinematic position systems, manual and motorized translation stages, test system database integration, general lab automation.
  • Experience with machine vision camera design, development, and integration
  • Familiarity with optical system and component construction.
  • Strong background in test automation using LabVIEW, MATLAB and/or Python
  • Solely or principally responsible for developing and automating at least 5 non-trivial optical measurement systems.
  • Strong knowledge of statistical analysis and gauge R&R is desired.
  • Familiarity with quality control systems, engineering design processes and revision control.
  • Familiarity with optical and mechanical CAD software to enable review of designs
  • Familiarity with GD&T.
  • Familiarity with prototype fabrication techniques such as light machining, 3D printing, soldering, optics cleaning and polishing.
  • Bachelor's degree within Engineering (STEM) or a related field of study
  • Proven experience in the development and automation of optical test laboratories.
  • 3+ years of experience in optical test and automation.
  • Familiarity with camera calibration.

For further information, please contact [email protected]

Posted 8/3/23

Research Fellowship in Biomedical Imaging at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

We are currently seeking a highly talented and motivated candidate for a one-year research position in the area of optical performance evaluation of medical devices. The Fellow will have the opportunity to perform cutting-edge scientific research with highly experienced biophotonics researchers, present work at scientific conferences, and publish peer-reviewed journal articles. The position will start around September 2023 and may be extended after one year subject to availability of funds, but the extension is not guaranteed. 

1. Project description

The fellow will perform research on optical medical imaging devices such as endoscopes.   A key aspect of this project will involve development and validation of advanced experimental and numerical methods for evaluating image/video quality and overall device performance. These techniques will be used to elucidate the effect of device design, software and other variables on imaging performance.  

The position is within the Division of Biomedical Physics at FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), which is located at FDA’s White Oak Research Center near Washington DC (Address: 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20993).  General information about CDRH’s regulatory science program can be found in the following link: 

2. Requirements

The ideal candidate will have: An academic degree in an engineering or science discipline (including but not limited to optical engineering, electrical engineering, or computer science) at the Master’s or Doctoral level.

  • Experience with optical design, image/video processing and analysis  
  • Knowledge of test methods for basic optical performance characteristics
  • Hands-on experience with testing of medical imaging devices Programming skills (Matlab, etc.)
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in our highly collaborative team environment
  • Background of hyperspectral imaging is preferred

3. Sponsorship

U.S. citizenship is not required. While candidates with an F-1 visa may be eligible for participation, the candidate must have stayed in USA for more than 3 years in the past 5 years. The Research Fellow will be recruited and paid through the FDA ORISE Fellowship program ( Based on the education level and background, the stipend of the Research Fellow will be matched to a General Schedule (GS) pay scale, the federal government pay scale used to determine the salaries of over 70% of federal civilian employees. Please send your resume to [email protected] if you are interested. 


Posted 3/7/23