Careers

We are a fast-growing publicly listed high technology company and we offer extremely competitive employment packages. Our team is composed of world-class technologists. Our materials scientists synthesize new polymer materials to technical specifications driven by photonic device engineers who are creating a polymer PIC platform for the datacenter and high performance computing markets in fiber communications. We are also implementing our technology into non-communication markets.

Our current job openings are listed below, but if you feel that you are truly world-class, you have the right experience base, and you believe you can add value to our technology platform (as seen from the photonics product roadmap webpage) then please feel free to submit your resume to: resumes@lightwavelogic.com.
If you decide to submit your resume, please also write a short (less than 1 page) cover letter with a couple of succinct reasons why you should be considered to join our world-class team. Our entrance hurdle is high, but not impossible should you have the experience and skill base to assist us in becoming the leading polymer photonic PIC technology player in the world.

Computational Materials Scientist

Lightwave Logic, Inc, (LWLG) is a fast growing publicly listed technology company located near the Denver Tech Center in Englewood, Colorado, and we offer competitive employment packages. Our team is composed of world-class technologists.  Our materials scientists synthesize new chromophores to technical specifications driven by our photonic device engineers to meet the demands of rapidly growing optical communications markets. The devices utilize a chromophore-polymer matrix as part of a Silicon-based photonic integrated circuit (PIC) platform, for datacenter and high-performance computing applications.

 

Lightwave Logic is seeking an experienced computational chemist with experience modeling the chemical and physical properties of polymers and other organic materials.  The position will entail close collaboration with our synthetic chemists and photonic device team to coordinate development directions and efforts and to tailor modeling tools based on empirical data to provide the most accurate predictions.

 

This position offers the successful candidate the exciting opportunity to play a key role in the development and demonstration of new materials with far reaching applications.

 

Responsibilities

  • Actively identify the needs of experimental researchers, product developers, and business partners, translate their needs to tangible research and/or business problems, and design solutions by leveraging your domain expertise in chemistry and materials modeling.
  • Develop chemistry tools and methods to enable other scientists within the team to leverage computational chemistry in their projects
  • Utilize expertise in multiscale computational chemistry methods (e.g., Ab initio, semi-empirical, empirical, density functional theory, molecular mechanics/molecular dynamics) to predict material properties in condensed phases (e.g., refractive index, transition temperatures,) and in dynamic processes (e.g. alignment under external electric field).
  • Apply expertise in DFT quantum calculations for electronic structure predictions (e.g., molecular dipole moment, polarizability, absorption wavelength) of highly delocalized polarizable chromophores.
  • Assist synthetic chemists in designing highly potent chromophores and developing efficient routes to complex target molecules and troubleshoot problematic reactions.

Qualifications

  • PhD in computational Chemistry, or a related field, with extensive knowledge and experience in molecular modeling with a demonstrated track record of successful design of functional materials.
  • Familiar with advanced modeling tools used for predicting microscopic molecular properties and macroscopic physical and chemical properties related to thermal, optical, and electrical properties of guest-host systems. .
  • Extensive knowledge of structure-activity relationship in areas of functional materials, polymers, and particularly chromophores.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate and present technical research to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Experience with applying machine learning to modeling is a plus.
  • The ideal candidate will possess a strong theoretical background, significant scientific programming experience as well as extensive demonstrated expertise with standard software packages.

Company Benefits

  • Fully paid medical, dental, and vision coverage (Employee and family)
  • Company contribution of $500/year (prorated) toward your medical FSA
  • PTO and holiday as spelled out in the Company’s Handbook
  • 401K (Safe Harbor, 4% match)

 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV/resume to resumes@lightwavelogic.com

Sr. Synthetic Organic Chemist

Lightwave Logic, Inc, (LWLG) is a fast growing publicly listed technology company located near the Denver Tech Center in Englewood, Colorado, and we offer competitive employment packages. Our team is composed of world-class technologists.  Our materials scientists synthesize new chromophores to technical specifications driven by photonic device engineers. The devices utilize a chromophore-polymer matrix as part of a photonic integrated circuit (PIC) platform, for datacenter and high-performance computing markets in fiber communications.

Lightwave Logic is looking for a creative expert in synthetic organic chemistry and the design of organic compounds for desired physical and optical properties to join our world class materials team. This position offers the successful candidate the exciting opportunity to play a key role in the development and demonstration of new materials with far reaching applications.

 

Qualifications

  • The chemist must have extensive experience of multi-step synthesis of complex small molecules and state-of-art instruments for structure characterization.
  • The chemist must possess an in-depth knowledge of organic chemistry, synthetic methodology, and reaction mechanisms, especially the knowledge of functional materials such as NLO chromophores, OLED, OPV, OFET.
  • The chemist must be able to perform multi-step reactions to synthesize complex molecules on different scales.
  • The chemist must be able to troubleshoot problems of reactions.
  • The chemist must be able to conduct literature searches for specific target compounds and reactions and be able to use the literature to design the best synthetic routes to these compounds.
  • The chemist must have the knowledge of structure-activity relationship (SAR) of functional materials.
  • The chemist must have a quality-first mindset and the ability to produce highly pure final products.
  • The chemist must have a thorough understanding of modern analytical and spectroscopic techniques and must possess the ability to interpret the corresponding data and spectra.
  • The chemist can work across groups to support the team to reach the company’s goals.
  • The chemist should work independently and efficiently requiring minimal supervision and be able to successfully complete projects in timely fashion.
  • The chemist must be able to organize work efficiently so that several operations can be carried out in parallel.

Major responsibilities

  • Design and carry out multistep organic syntheses with isolation, purification, and analysis of targeted products.
  • Perform thorough data analysis from test results and design and synthesize new chromophores to achieve high performance materials exceeding previous materials.
  • The chemist should keep abreast of current scientific literature and discuss these findings with colleagues.
  • Work to ensure that a spirit of teamwork and cooperation exists within the group at all times, and work closely with a team of diverse backgrounds.
  • Record work clearly in e-notebook, analyze test and characterization data, summarize and report work to the group regularly.
  • Exhibit safety awareness, safe work practices, and laboratory hygiene.
  • Assume responsibility for laboratory equipment, ensure that they are properly maintained and serviced, and facilitate their use by other scientists.

Experience

  • PhD in organic chemistry with extensive experience of synthesis of conjugated molecules, such as chromophores, OLED, OPV, OFET, etc.
  • Extensive experience in multi-step organic synthesis including reaction design, execution, and development of workup, isolation, purification, and crystallization procedures.
  • Experience collecting key experimental and analytical data to support research and development decisions. Familiarity with modern analytical methods and techniques.
  • Demonstrated track record of scientific achievement: publications, patents, key role in successfully completed commercialized projects.
  • Experience applying spectroscopic methods (NMR, LC-MS, IR, UV-Vis, etc.) for structure determination and utilizing various analytical techniques (HPLC, NMR, GC, etc.) for quantitative data collection. excellent written and oral communication skills.

Company Benefits

  • Fully paid medical, dental, and vision coverage (Employee and family),
  • Company contribution of $500/year (prorated) toward your medical FSA,
  • PTO and holiday as spelled out in the Company’s Handbook,
  • 401K (Safe Harbor, 4% match)

 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV/resume o resumes@lightwavelogic.com

Silicon Photonics Engineer

Lightwave Logic (Nasdaq: LWLG) is a publicly traded material and device development company that is doing exciting work, commercializing its proprietary organic nonlinear polymers for a variety of electro-optic devices and pushing the state of the art in high-speed fiber-optic telecom and data communications. Our development roadmap is geared to disrupt the industry by introducing organic modulators and related photonic integrated circuits that have superior speed, lower power consumption, and smaller size than present inorganic devices. Our materials and devices are extendable into other applications, including sensors and instrumentation. We are seeking a Silicon Photonics Engineer to work in our facility in Englewood, CO. Lightwave offers competitive compensation and benefits along with a fast-paced working environment.

Lightwave Logic is seeking an experienced engineer with Silicon Photonics experience to grow the company’s activities in developing our polymer PIC platform. This position requires hands-on experience in the design of PIC circuits and demonstrated fabrication and testing of the PIC circuits. The successful candidate will play a key role in the design, development, and qualification of polymer-based PICs for both active and passive devices so that Lightwave can build a library of components (mux, demux, modulator, waveguide, spot size converter, etc.). The candidate should have experience working with Silicon foundries and experience using Process Design Kits (PDKs).

 

Basic requirements

  • PhD degree in electrical engineering or related field.
  • Design and modeling of PIC platform and the associated active and passive devices.
  • Fabrication and testing of PICs with associated statistical analysis of results and performance.
  • Optical alignment and measurement of photonic devices and circuits.
  •  Ability to work effectively as part of an inter-disciplinary engineering team that includes device designers, micro-fabrication engineers, packaging and test engineers, and technicians.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Desired skills

  • Three to five years’ experience working in PIC based development and design environment. A plus would be experience in a commercial advanced development and manufacturing environment where PIC platforms have been productized.
  • Post graduate experience in designing, modeling, and simulation of high-speed photonic devices as part of a PIC platform.
  • Demonstrated technical innovation and experience in related disciplines such as multi-GHz photonic device evaluation and data analysis. A plus would be experience in coherent and tunable designs with control of intensity, polarization, and phase to high-speed digital signaling.
  • Experience with wafer level (probed) measurements and calibrations.
  • Experience operating complex scientific equipment and metrology tools.

Lightwave Logic offers a highly competitive compensation package including stock options, as well as comprehensive benefits including fully paid medical, dental, and vision coverage (employee and family), a generous PTO policy, $500/year (prorated) company contribution to your medical FSA, and a 401K (safe harbor, 4 % match).

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV/resume to resumes@lightwavelogic.com

Photonic Device Engineer

Lightwave Logic (Nasdaq: LWLG) is a publicly traded material and device development company that is doing exciting work, commercializing its proprietary organic nonlinear polymers for a variety of electro-optic devices and pushing the state of the art in high-speed fiber-optic telecom and data communications. Our development roadmap is geared to disrupt the industry by introducing organic modulators and related photonic integrated circuits that have superior speed, lower power consumption, and smaller size than present inorganic devices. Our materials and devices are extendable into other applications, including sensors and instrumentation. We are seeking a Photonic Device Engineer to work in our facility in Englewood, CO. Lightwave offers competitive compensation and benefits along with a fast-paced working environment.

This position supports the device team to characterize the optical and electrical properties of our materials and modulators, with emphasis on high-frequency performance. The candidate will measure and analyze electrical, optical, and electro-optical properties of materials and devices at RF and MM-wave frequencies and may also be involved in metrology studies. A strong background in hands-on research and development, laboratory work operating complex scientific instruments, finite-element modeling, and experiment design is required. Knowledge of electrical and optical waveguide design is desired, as is experience working with electro-optic modulators. The ideal candidate is detail oriented and career driven with a desire to be on the cutting edge of implementing game-changing technologies for future communications systems.

Basic requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, materials engineering, optical engineering, physics, or related field, plus 4+ years of relevant industry experience. Masters or PhD degree preferred.
  • Experience calibrating and operating a vector network analyzer (VNA).
  • Experience operating a bit error rate tester (BERT) and familiarity with eye diagram characterization and figures of merit.
  • Competent in data analysis software such as MATLAB or Python.
  • Competent in experiment control software such as LabVIEW or Python.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of an inter-disciplinary engineering team that includes device designers, microfabrication engineers, packaging and test engineers, and technicians.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Desired skills

  • Three to five years’ experience working in RF/electro-optic testing and commercializing photonic devices.
  •  Finite-element simulation work in RSoft, Fimmwave, ANSYS HFSS, Keysight EMPro and ADS, COMSOL, or similar software packages.
  • Experience with wafer level (probed) measurements and calibrations.
  • Experience with fiber-coupled laser systems and components.
  • Experience operating complex scientific equipment and metrology tools.
  • The desire and ability to learn new skills quickly and to work independently on assigned tasks.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work in an engineering product-development team and with other relevant groups such as external suppliers, consultants, and partners.

Lightwave Logic offers a highly competitive compensation package including stock options, as well as comprehensive benefits including fully paid medical, dental, and vision coverage (employee and family), a generous PTO policy, $500/year (prorated) company contribution to your medical FSA, and a 401K (safe harbor, 4 % match).

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV/resume to resumes@lightwavelogic.com

RF Engineer

Lightwave Logic (Nasdaq: LWLG) is a publicly traded material and device development company that is doing exciting work, commercializing its proprietary organic nonlinear polymers for a variety of electrooptic devices and pushing the state of the art in high-speed fiber-optic telecom and data communications. Our development roadmap is geared to disrupt the industry by introducing organic modulators and related photonic integrated circuits that have superior speed, lower power consumption, and smaller size than present inorganic devices. Our materials and devices are extendable into other applications, including sensors and instrumentation. We are seeking a RF Engineer to work in our facility in Englewood, CO. Lightwave offers competitive compensation and benefits along with a fast-paced work environment.

This position supports the device team to characterize the electrical properties of our materials and modulators, with emphasis on high-frequency performance. The candidate will measure and analyze electrical properties of materials and devices at RF and MM-wave frequencies and will also be involved in RF circuit design and optimization. A strong background in hands-on research and development,
laboratory work operating complex scientific instruments, finite-element modeling, and experiment design is required. Knowledge of on-chip electrical waveguide design as well as RF circuit simulation is required. Experience working with electro-optic modulators is desired but not essential. The ideal candidate is detail oriented and career driven with a desire to be on the cutting edge of implementing game-changing technologies for future communications systems.

Basic requirements
• Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or related field, plus 4+ years of relevant industry
experience. Masters or PhD degree preferred.
• Experience calibrating and operating a vector network analyzer (VNA).
• Finite-element simulation work in ANSYS HFSS, Keysight EMPro and ADS, COMSOL, or similar
software packages.
• Competent in data analysis software such as MATLAB or Python.
• Competent in experiment control software such as LabVIEW or Python.
• Ability to work effectively as part of an inter-disciplinary engineering team that includes device
designers, micro-fabrication engineers, packaging and test engineers, and technicians.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Desired skills
• Three to five years’ experience working in RF/electro-optic testing and commercializing photonic
devices.
• Experience with wafer level (probed) measurements and calibrations.
• Experience operating complex scientific equipment and metrology tools.
• The desire and ability to learn new skills quickly and to work independently on assigned tasks.
• Demonstrated technical innovation and experience in photonic device evaluation and data
analysis.
• Demonstrated ability to effectively work in an engineering product-development team and with
other relevant groups such as external suppliers, consultants, and partners.

Lightwave Logic offers a highly competitive compensation package including stock options, as well as a comprehensive benefits package including fully paid medical, dental, and vision coverage (employee and family), a generous PTO policy, $500/year (prorated) company contribution to your medical FSA, and a 401K (safe harbor, 4 % match).

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV/resume to resumes@lightwavelogic.com

Materials Science Engineer

Lightwave Logic (Nasdaq: LWLG) is a publicly traded material and device development company that is doing exciting work, commercializing its proprietary organic nonlinear polymers for a variety of electrooptic devices and pushing the state of the art in high-speed fiber-optic telecom and data communications. Our development roadmap is geared to disrupt the industry by introducing organic modulators and related photonic integrated circuits that have superior speed, lower power consumption, and smaller size than present inorganic devices. Our materials and devices are extendable into other applications, including sensors and instrumentation. We are seeking a Materials Science Engineer to work in our facility in Englewood, CO. Lightwave offers competitive compensation and benefits along with a fast-paced working environment.

This position bridges the materials development team and device fabrication team to test newly developed electro-optic polymers and claddings.

 

Major responsibilities

  • Fabrication of multilayer optical waveguide devices as a testbed for new materials evaluation.
  • Cleanroom work including photolithography, spin coating, wet and dry etching, sputter deposition, electron beam evaporation, electroplating, dicing, and wafer metrology.
  • Formulation of polymer solutions following the direction of a senior chemist.
  • Characterization of materials using 2D and 3D profilometer, optical microscope, UV-Vis-NIR spectrometer, prism-coupler, AFM, and SEM.
  • Characterization of electrical and optical performance of devices incorporating novel polymers.
  • Analyze data and present results.

Minimum requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, or related discipline.
  • 2+ years of cleanroom experience.
  • Able to work as part of a team as well as independently with minimal supervision.
  • Extreme attention to detail and data integrity.
  • Follow standard operating procedures, lab hygiene, and safety protocols.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Desired skills

  • 3+ years semiconductor or silicon photonics fabrication experience.
  • Experience operating complex scientific equipment and metrology tools.
  • The ability to learn new skills quickly and to work independently on assigned tasks.
  •  Demonstrated ability to effectively work in an engineering product-development team and with other relevant groups such as external suppliers, consultants, and partners.

Lightwave Logic offers a highly competitive compensation package including stock options, as well as comprehensive benefits including fully paid medical, dental, and vision coverage (employee and family), a generous PTO policy, $500/year (prorated) company contribution to your medical FSA, and a 401K (safe harbor, 4 % match).

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV/resume to  resumes@lightwavelogic.com

Optoelectronic Measurement Engineer

Lightwave Logic (Nasdaq: LWLG) is a publicly traded material and device development company that is doing exciting work, commercializing its proprietary organic nonlinear polymers for a variety of electrooptic devices and pushing the state of the art in high-speed fiber-optic telecom and data communications. Our development roadmap is geared to disrupt the industry by introducing organic modulators and related photonic integrated circuits that have superior speed, lower power consumption, and smaller size than present inorganic devices. Our materials and devices are extendable into other applications, including sensors and instrumentation. We are seeking an Optoelectronic Measurement Engineer to work in our facility in Englewood, CO. Lightwave offers competitive compensation and benefits along with a fastpaced working environment.

This position supports the device team to characterize the optical and electrical properties of our materials and modulators. The candidate will measure and analyze electrical, optical, and electro-optical properties of materials and devices over a range of frequencies and will also be involved in metrology studies. A strong background in hands-on research and development, laboratory work operating complex scientific instruments, and experience with optical alignment is strongly desired. The ideal candidate is detail oriented and career driven with a desire to be on the cutting edge of implementing game-changing technologies for future communications systems.

Minimum requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, materials engineering, optical engineering, physics, or related field.
  • 2+ years of hands-on laboratory experience, preferably in an industry setting.
  • Experience operating benchtop test equipment such as oscilloscopes, multimeters, function generators, and DC power supplies.
  • Able to work as part of a team as well as independently with minimal supervision.
  • Extreme attention to detail and data integrity.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Desired skills

  • Three to five years’ experience working in RF/electro-optic testing and commercializing electrooptic modulators or other photonic devices.
  • Experience with end face or grating coupler optical alignment.
  • Competent in data analysis software such as MATLAB or Python.
  •  Competent in experiment control software such as LabVIEW or Python.
  • Experience with fiber-coupled laser systems and components.
  • Experience operating complex scientific equipment and metrology tools.
  •  The ability to learn new skills quickly and to work independently on assigned tasks.
  •  Demonstrated ability to effectively work in an engineering product-development team and with other relevant groups such as external suppliers, consultants, and partners.

Lightwave Logic offers a highly competitive compensation package including stock options, as well as comprehensive benefits including fully paid medical, dental, and vision coverage (employee and family), a generous PTO policy, $500/year (prorated) company contribution to your medical FSA, and a 401K (safe harbor, 4 % match).

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV/resume to resumes@lightwavelogic.com

RF Measurement Engineer

Lightwave Logic (Nasdaq: LWLG) is a publicly traded material and device development company that is doing exciting work, commercializing its proprietary organic nonlinear polymers for a variety of electrooptic devices and pushing the state of the art in high-speed fiber-optic telecom and data communications. development roadmap is geared to disrupt the industry by introducing organic modulators and related photonic integrated circuits that have superior speed, lower power consumption, and smaller size than present inorganic devices. Our materials and devices are extendable into other applications, including sensors and instrumentation. We are seeking a RF Measurement Technician to work in our facility in Englewood, CO. Lightwave offers competitive compensation and benefits along with a fast-paced working environment.

This position supports the device team to characterize the electrical properties of our materials and modulators, with emphasis on high-frequency performance. The candidate will measure and analyze electrical properties of materials and devices at RF and MM-wave frequencies. A strong background in hands-on research and development, RF circuit theory and measurement, and laboratory work operating
complex scientific instruments is desired. The ideal candidate is detail oriented and career driven with a desire to be on the cutting edge of implementing game-changing technologies for future communications systems.

Basic requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or related field, plus 2+ years of relevant industry experience.
  • Experience calibrating and operating a vector network analyzer (VNA).
  • Competent in data analysis and presenting results.
  • Experience operating benchtop test equipment such as oscilloscopes, multimeters, function generators, and DC power supplies.
  • Able to work as part of a team as well as independently with minimal supervision.
  • Extreme attention to detail and data integrity.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Desired skills

  • Three to five years’ experience working in RF/electro-optic testing and commercializing photonic devices.
  • Experience with wafer level (probed) measurements and calibrations.
  • Experience operating complex scientific equipment and metrology tools.
  • Experience operating a bit error rate tester (BERT) and familiarity with eye diagram characterization and figures of merit.
  • The desire and ability to learn new skills quickly and to work independently on assigned tasks.
  • Demonstrated technical innovation and experience in photonic device evaluation and data analysis.
  •  Demonstrated ability to effectively work in an engineering product-development team and with other relevant groups such as external suppliers, consultants, and partners.

Lightwave Logic offers a highly competitive compensation package including stock options, as well as comprehensive benefits including fully paid medical, dental, and vision coverage (employee and family), a generous PTO policy, $500/year (prorated) company contribution to your medical FSA, and a 401K (safe harbor, 4 % match).

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV/resume to resumes@lightwavelogic.com