OSA Foundation and NRC launch the OSA Foundation Fellowship

Sept. 16, 2015
Programs will help emerging professionals find jobs with OSA corporate member companies.

The OSA Foundation, in conjunction with the National Research Council (NRC) both in Washington, DC, has launched the OSA Foundation Fellowship. OSA notes that the new program is designed to provide emerging professionals with a "unique, fully-funded employment opportunity at sponsoring OSA Corporate Member research/development facilities across the United States."

Program highlights:

--one to two year terms with options to extend up to five years

--Provides recent graduates with experience in cutting-edge optics programs

--Competitive stipends with health benefits

--Travel grant funding to enhance professional development

--Exposure to leaders in industry and academia

Current opportunities:
The inaugural Fellowship program is looking to pair a qualified early career professional with Thorlabs (Newton, NJ) for research in ultrafast lasers, advanced imaging systems, and novel optoelectronic devices.

Thorlabs was founded in 1989 to serve the laser and electro-optics research market (see www.thorlabs.com). Since then, Thorlabs has diversified to serve the photonics industry at the research end as well as in the industrial, life science, medical, and defense segments. The organization's manufacturing assets include semiconductor fabrication of Fabry-Perot, DFB, and VCSEL lasers, fiber towers for drawing glass optical fibers (silica, fluoride, tellurite, and hollow core), MBE/MOCVD epitaxial wafer growth reactors, extensive glass and metal fabrication facilities, advanced thin film deposition capabilities, and optomechanical and optoelectronic shops.

The full list of OSA Foundation Fellowship opportunities can be found here: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/osaff/PGA_166302

Source: OSA

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