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Jr Principal Investigator- Smart eyewear optical integration

EssilorLuxottica, Milano, MI, Italy
Employer Description

We are EssilorLuxottica, a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of ophthalmic lenses, frames and sunglasses. The Company brings together the complementary expertise of two industry pioneers, one in advanced lens technologies and the other in the craftsmanship of iconic eyewear, to create a vertically integrated business that is uniquely positioned to address the world’s evolving vision needs and the global demand of a growing eyewear industry.

With over 180,000 dedicated employees in 150 countries driving our iconic brands, our people are creative, entrepreneurial and celebrated for their unique perspectives and individuality. Committed to vision, we enable people to “see more and be more” thanks to our innovative designs and lens technologies, exceptional quality and cutting-edge processing methods. Every day we impact the lives of millions by changing the way people see the world. Find out more about EssilorLuxottica https://www.essilorluxottica.com/

Job Description

The Smart Eyewear LAB, a pioneering project in heart of Milan:

The EssilorLuxottica Smart Eyewear LAB is the first joint research centre ever between EssilorLuxottica and Politecnico di Milano aimed at designing the smart-glasses of the future, a new generation of wearables which are capable of autonomous network connection. It is a pioneering project that will enable the development of new technologies and services using a widely used interface such as eyewear.

The EssilorLuxottica Smart Eyewear Lab in Milan will work as part of the EssilorLuxottica Group’s R&D platform, which is already operating globally. The EssilorLuxottica Smart Eyewear Lab will initially last five years and will employ over 100 enthusiastic and talented researchers and scientists working closely together in a dedicated space within the Innovation District in Milan. 

Envision your future job in the LAB:

By joining EssilorLuxottica and EssilorLuxottica Smart Eyewear Lab you’ll have the opportunity to live first-hand an immersive experience in technology, innovation and the future. As a plus, you’ll work in a passion-driven and diverse environment made up of international and various stakeholders.

In this context, we are looking for a highly motivated physicist/physical engineer for the development of innovative augmented reality solutions to be applied on future smart glasses. As a physicist/physical engineer in this project, you will work closely with the research teams from Politecnico di Milano and EssilorLuxottica, dealing with new challenges to develop innovative solutions for embedding AR solutions on spectacles.

In particular, the physicist/physical engineer will be included in the optical integration research stream of the Smart Eyewear Lab.

Your tasks and responsibilities:

  • State of the art analysis. Identify relevant previous studies on a specific topic, select the most relevant approaches by comparing them and implement the proposed solutions.
  • Optical device prototyping. Design and build optical devices prototypes
  • Nanophotonics devices modelling and fabrication. Basic of fabrication
  • Testing protocols and data analysis. Test and validate nano-optics devices through ad-hoc defined protocols and analyze data.
  • Supervising. Supervise PhD students.
  • Optical integration and industrialization. Integrate optical system into eyewear and define industrialization methods.
Job Requirements

The ideal candidate is a physicist/physical engineer with research and development skills, interested in the world of smart eyewear devices, capable of developing innovative solutions independently but at the same time working in a team with heterogeneous skills, bringing his own contribution in the development of complex and highly innovative solutions.

  • Educational Background in Physics, Material Science, Physical engineering, Optics (Master Degree or better a PhD)
  • At least 1/2 years of experience in R&D position after PhD or at least 4 years after Master Degree 
  • Experience in literature analysis and scouting of innovative approaches
  • Proficiency in data exploration and results presentation
  • Experience in optical design
  • Experience in nanophotonics modelling and fabrication
  • Solid experience in optical device prototyping, testing and validation
  • Experience in languages such as Matlab, Python or C++
  • Experience in optical simulation software such as Ansys Zemax, Ansys Lumerical, Comsol multiphysics
  • Basic knowledge of electronic systems and sensors, embedded system and firmware development
  • Fluent English
14 November 2023
14 December 2023
Up to: 35000
Research and Development