PARC, a Xerox company Post-doctoral Scientist, Optoelectronic Materials and Devices in Palo Alto, California

Post-doctoral Scientist, Optoelectronic Materials and Devices

About the Job

The Electronic Materials & Devices Laboratory (EMDL) is a group of physicists, material scientists, electrical engineers, and chemists with a passion for identifying future hardware needs and a history of innovation in creating new technologies to meet those needs. Our current research is focused primarily on printed electronics, MEMS, displays, amorphous and polycrystalline silicon systems, x-ray imaging, acoustic imaging, optoelectronic semiconductors, visible and UV lasers and LEDs, compact optical sensing systems, and bio-medical instrumentation. We enjoy the opportunity to publish externally and engage in strategic research with a variety of partners, from start-ups to the Fortune 50.


The Optoelectronic Materials and Devices Area in EMDL currently has an opening for a post-doctoral scientist in the area of optical sensing systems, with applications in diverse fields such as micro-fluidic systems, point-of-care diagnostics, detection in harsh environments, and structural health monitoring. General requirement is for expertise in experimental physics with emphasis on optoelectronic systems. Technical areas of current projects include the following:

• Optical detection techniques and technologies (e.g. fluorescence, scattering, absorption, lifetime, spectral etc.)

• Simulation, data acquisition and data evaluation

• Design, prototyping and testing of optical systems

• Optical sensors for physical-bio-chemical properties

• Bio-medical instrumentation


• Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field

• Direct experience in one or more of the technical areas listed above

• Hands-on lab experience

• Experience with complex data analysis

• Strong record of research and innovative problem solving

• Qualify for immediate work authorization and ability to gain permanent resident status


We offer a very competitive salary package and full benefits (medical, dental, vision, life & disability insurance, 401K. PARC also strives for the best possible work-life balance, so employees benefit from maternity, paternity and adoption leave, as well as a variety of flexible working options. PARC employees enjoy the use of onsite health & fitness center and collegial dining at our onsite cafeteria. The PARC campus is in a spacious modern building in close proximity to the resources and opportunities of Silicon Valley and benefits from nearby leading universities such as Stanford and Berkeley. It is also close to many amenities, top schools, and outdoor activities (see PARC provides a highly diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer (see

About PARC

PARC, a Xerox company, is in the Business of Breakthroughs®. Practicing open innovation, we provide custom R&D services, technology, expertise, best practices, and intellectual property to Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, startups, and government agencies and partners. We create new business options, accelerate time to market, augment internal capabilities, and reduce risk for our clients.

Since its inception, PARC has pioneered many technology platforms – from the Ethernet and laser printing to the GUI and ubiquitous computing – and has enabled the creation of many industries. Incorporated as an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox in 2002, PARC today continues the research that enables breakthroughs for our clients' businesses.

PARC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, military/veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws. People with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation to apply or compete for employment with PARC should contact PARC Human Resources.