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Senior Optical Engineer | Spectroscopy | Photonics | Health

iLoF - Intelligent Lab on Fiber

iLoF - Intelligent Lab on Fiber

Porto, Portugal
Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Company Description

Hello! 👋🏽

We're looking for an awesome Senior Optical Engineer | Spectroscopy | Photonics | Health to join our team on our journey to revolutionize personalized medicine 📈

About your Role 📰 / What will you be doing? 👀

  • Help us to develop our technology by combining an advanced photonics platform, data science, and ML algorithms to extract biological fingerprints from optical signals.
  • Design, fabricate, implement and validate optical sensing approaches to further enhance our photonics platform technology
  • Provide insights towards improving our platform and interacting with the rest of the company teams to that end.
  • Assist in scientific communication strategies through peer-reviewed research, review articles and presentations at national and international conferences.
  • Work with our Product team to assist in validating functional requirements and value generation for our customers.
  • Work with our Regulatory affairs team to ensure our product hits the highest quality standards.

Job Description

Requirements ✔️

  • Be passionate about the application of photonics in healthcare
  • Proven ability in developing photonics devices, protocols and data acquisition in an experimental setting.
  • Confident in the design and implementation of electronic circuits for control and measurements
  • Ideally have experience working with biological samples in liquid form for optical measurements
  • Be a problem solver, proactive thinker, and a team player that enjoys facing challenges.
  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced start-up environment that may require adapting quickly to new directions
  • Be fluent in English with strong writing and communication skills.


Advanced degree in biophotonics, optics, biomedical engineering, physics, or a related
discipline with demonstrated relevant experience in photonics engineering in either
academic and/or industry.

Additional Information

iLoF in a nutshell 💡

As personalized medicine becomes the norm, scientists, patients, and healthcare systems worldwide face massive barriers in providing the right treatment to the right patient.

Recognized by CB Insights and Financial Times as one of the most promising Digital Health companies in the world, iLoF is building an AI-powered platform capable of transforming precision medicine.

Our goal is to become the platform that democratizes access to personalized medicine for millions of people living with complex diseases around the globe.

Thanks to our proprietary optical fingerprint library of disease biomarkers and biological profiles we can offer personalized patient screening and stratification in a faster and more affordable way, saving up to 40% of the cost and 70% of the time while enabling a more human patient experience.

Supported by leading institutions like Microsoft Ventures, Mayfield, and the Oxford University, iLoF is currently focusing on validating its platform technology in one of the biggest challenges of our times: Alzheimer's, while maintaining ongoing verticals on Digestive Cancer, Stroke, and Infectious diseases.

Our Team🧑🏻‍💻

We are a mix of scientists, entrepreneurs, and inventors based in Oxford and Porto, with a passion for healthcare!

Recognized by CB Insights as one of the most promising Digital Health companies in the world and by the Financial Times as a Transformational Business in Healthcare, iLoF has been regularly featured in leading outlets like Tech Crunch, Wired, and Sifted and listed as a rising star in AI-Driven Drug Discovery, Health Screening & Data Analytics.

Stuff you want to know:

What we value

  • A Be Kind attitude is the main guideline within iLoF
  • A hand in the hammer and another free to support your co-workers as a true team player
  • An honest and egoless attitude towards discussions and critics working in good faith
  • The braveness to speak your heart in any situation
  • Through words or actions be always sure to make a difference at any moment!
  • Be proud to drive your responsibilities to success and help others do the same, embracing ownership!

Perks 😉

  • An exciting future with a deep-tech company selected by Financial Times and CB Insights as one of the most transformative companies in the world 🚀
  • Annual performance bonus
  • Stock Options 💰
  • A high paced, flexible environment: adaptable working hours, strong remote work culture 🏡
  • A stimulating atmosphere with room for creativity - fast-paced, fun, and energetic start-up with a friendly culture 🎉
  • Weekly happy hours with amazing food and drinks
  • Company offsites ⛱️
  • Free coffee and snacks ☕
  • Private healthcare insurance 💊
  • The opportunity to work with a world class, talented team: and potentially change healthcare as we know it for millions of patients living with complex diseases around the globe 🧗🏼‍♂️

We share a passion for being part of a mission that matters, and we are always looking for curious and collaborative people who share our values and want to be part of our journey.

If that sounds like a fit for you, click the apply button and join us.

You’ve read all this way but you’re missing a skill or two? No problem, it’s our job to upskill you to take your career to the next level. What we’re trying to say is, don’t be afraid to apply if you don’t tick all the boxes. 💪



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