1. Two Engineering Openings at Startup Company Opticent Health

    Two Engineering Openings at Startup Company Opticent Health


    Opticent, Inc. (Opticent Health – www.opticenthealth.com) is a start-up company commercializing an in-house developed patent portfolio related to visible-light optical coherence tomography (OCT) targeting the ophthalmic market.

    Opticent Health’s core technologies were developed at Northwestern University. Since its founding, Opticent Health has experienced rapid market adoption of its OCT instruments and rapid commercial expansion. Opticent Health is located in Evanston IL, part of the greater Chicago metropolitan area.

    The company’s management team, with guidance from its prominent advisory board, is expanding its engineering staff and seeks highly qualified personnel for the following two positions:

    1. Ph.D.-level Senior Research Engineer


    • Ph.D. from biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, or relevant programs.
    • Extensive experience in OCT systems, including optical system design and integration; optical alignment; and instrument control
    • Proficiency with LabView and Matlab
    • Knowledge of OCT image reconstruction and processing.
    • Knowledge of Zemax and Solidworks is preferred, but not required.
    • Experience in clinical ophthalmic research is preferred, but not required.


    • Will interact closely with clinical customers to install and test Opticent’s OCT systems, collect user feedback, optimize Opticent’s OCT systems, and develop research proposals.
    • Domestic travel is required up to 25%.

    2. B.S. or M.S.-level optical engineer


    • B.S. or M.S. from biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, or relevant programs.
    • Substantial experience in optical assembly, optical alignment, and testing.
    • Basic knowledge of mechanical design and machining is also required.


    • Responsible for building, testing, and installing Opticent’s OCT system at custom sites and providing post-installation technical support.
    • Domestic travel is required up to 25%.

    Compensation & Benefits

    • Competitive pay based on experience.
    • Full-Time salaried or part-time hourly position depending upon experience.
    • Medical, Dental, Vision plan offered for full-time salaried positions.
    • 401(k) for full-time positions.
    • Paid Time Off for full-time positions.
    • Equity participation may be offered, depending upon experience and salary expectations.

    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, latest CV, and salary expectation to Dr. Kieren Patel, CEO, at kpatel@opticenthealth.com.

    Opticent, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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