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Optics Lab Technician

Netherlands, Zuid-Holland, DelftProduction

Job description

Do you want to work with cutting-edge quantum technology? Do you have a solid technical background and do you work with a lot of perseverance and accuracy? Do you want be part of a diverse and dynamic scale-up company? Then we invite you to read on and apply!

In short 

Single Quantum designs, develops and builds the world's fastest and most sensitive light detection systems, limited only by the laws of physics!

The quantum world is small but growing. We are a steadily-growing scale-up with an ever-expanding worldwide customer base. We provide our photon detection systems to a wide range of customers and research institutes. This can only be done thanks to our passionate colleagues, who fabricate, assemble and test our detectors. In addition to fabricating of the actual detectors and building the cryostats, Single Quantum also develops and builds its own electronics in house.

What you will be doing

The Optics Lab Technician will be taking care of supportive tasks for the engineers in our optics labs. You will be enabling our engineers to work in a neat, tidy and effective work environment. The labs require a great deal of equipment to be operational, ranging from helium compressors and oscilloscopes to laser setups involving many optical components. Refilling the helium of the compressors and maintaining the equipment and the optical set-ups are some of the tasks that we expect from our facilities technician.

In short, you will:

  • Facilitate and assist engineers with practical issues in the optics lab;
  • Build new laser set-ups and maintain existing optical set-ups;
  • Organize maintenance, repairs, and replacements of measurement equipment;
  • Manage lab consumable stock, tools, and equipment.  

You will work closely with other members from other teams but will be in control over your own time management. Ideally you will work at least 36 hours (0.9 FTE) a week, and you will be based at our HQ in Delft, contributing to our dynamic and friendly work environment.

Job requirements

We're looking for a techie who has the following: 

  • Minimal HBO-Bachelor educational background in a relevant subject;
  • Hands on experience in a lab, cleanroom environment or technical assembly;
  • You have a sense of wonder and admiration for physics;
  • You work cleanly and precisely and are used to good note keeping;
  • You are committed, not afraid to take ownership;
  • You have good time management skills.

The following working experience is a plus:

  • Experience with photonics and lasers;
  • Familiarity with vacuum technology or cryogenics;
  • Basic understanding of Python for data analysis and control;
  • Hands-on experience in high-tech production;
  • Past experiences related to facility management are a big plus;
  • Prior work in an optics lab is a big plus.

Netherlands, Zuid-Holland, Delft

We are Single Quantum.

At Single Quantum, we confront every challenge with innovation, dedication, and passion. Founded in 2012, our team has emerged as true pioneers of single photon detection technology. We were among the first to manufacture and commercialize superconducting nanowire single photon detectors. Since then, our multi-channel Single Quantum Eos photon detection system has been chosen by more than 100 academic and industrial labs all over the world to perform complex optical measurements. We want to share this groundbreaking technology with the world. Single Quantum will continue to develop and improve the world’s fastest and most sensitive light detection systems. Join us in turning photons into data!

We'd like to hear from you!

If the role and working at Single Quantum excites you, we encourage you to apply via the above button.

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