Senior Laser Scientist

Senior Laser Scientist.

Senior Laser Scientist



£60000 - £95000 per year





Senior Laser Scientist

Location: Darmstadt, Germany (Hybrid - Permanent - Full-Time)

Join our dynamic team as a Senior Laser Scientist and play a pivotal role in the development of cutting-edge laser systems. As an integral member of our laser development group, you will be responsible for researching, conceptualizing, designing, analyzing, constructing, and characterizing systems and sub-systems for high-energy laser systems.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Designing and developing high-energy and/or high-average power laser systems and/or sub-systems.
  • Constructing, testing, characterizing, and qualifying prototype laser systems and/or sub-systems.
  • Planning, implementing, and evaluating experimental work on laser systems and/or sub-systems.
  • Programming, modeling, and calculating laser system performance, efficiency, and cost.
  • Defining specifications of equipment or optical components.
  • Collaborating with other locations within Focused Energy and external partners.
  • Providing detailed and technically thorough reports/presentations.
  • Project management.
  • Training and mentoring junior staff.


Professional Qualifications:

  • Masters or PhD degree in optics or a related field, or equivalent education and experience with advanced knowledge of complex physics, optics, or laser systems.
  • 10+ years of experience in modeling, designing, analyzing, building, and characterizing laser systems.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in designing, building, and testing laser systems.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary for collaboration with scientists, engineers, and technical/administrative staff.
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills in English.


  • A team player with strong social sensitivity and emotional intelligence.
  • Structured and proactive, with a penchant for taking initiative, even in challenging situations.
  • Strong hands-on mentality with a passion for shaping success in a dynamic, innovative company.
  • Willingness to travel within Europe as needed.

Note: Work permit for Germany required as this position is not eligible for sponsorship.

Ready to embark on this exciting journey? Join us and be at the forefront of laser system innovation!

Darwin Recruitment is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Samuel Hegarty

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