Optical Engineer Intern

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Optical Engineer Intern

By making the necessary characterization set-ups, your work directly contributes to helping us design a greenhouse coating with an optimal impact.

Full-time · Delft

Join today, shape tomorrow.

This is just the beginning and we want you to be a part of it.

We are a technology company from Delft, engineering coating, solar and sensor solutions for the global energy transition. Across all these solutions, we consistently aim to change the perspective on how current materials are used and implemented, as well as challenging the system innovation behind them.

PAR+ is on a mission to increase yield inside greenhouses in a sustainable manner with a revolutionary coating. This past year, we have executed our first two pilots and achieved positive results on crop quality and crop growth. By converting UV light to photosynthetic active radiation (PAR) as well as altering the light entry condition, we can increase the yield of a greenhouse by as much as 7.5% annually. 

We are continuously improving our coating design parameters where maximized crop yield can be reached. In order to test and verify our coatings, we design and build the optical characterization tools ourselves. You will be helping us bridge the theory to actual coating deposition and characterization with our Optics Engineer and Chemical Engineer. Your work will also contribute to the ongoing collaboration we have with TU Delft.

What you’ll be doing?

  • Conduct routine experiments to optically characterize our coatings.

  • Design and build new optical characterization tools.

  • Test and verify the optical characterization tools' reliability and reproducibility.

Who we’re looking for:

  • You are approaching the end of a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a technical oriented education, such as (but not limited to) optical engineering, applied physics, or mechanical engineering.

  • You are fluent with English (both written and spoken)

  • You have a hands-on attitude with experiences in instrument automation. 

  • You have a self-starting mentality and like to explore ways to improve

  • You can work in a diverse team with multiple backgrounds

  • Experience with pyVisa, LabView, Arduino is a plus

What you can expect? 

  • Be part of a growing organization, with the mission to positively contribute towards the world's food security and for a healthier planet. 
  • Focus on your personal development. 
  • We care for your wellbeing. From Monday bootcamp sessions with the team to unlimited consults at OpenUp platform to support you in your mental health. 
  • A diverse and inclusive environment, with 12 different nationalities, where you can express your opinion and share new ideas. 

Want to apply? Please do so via the link below. Send us your CV and share something extra about yourself and the reasons you want to change the perspective with PHYSEE. 

Our Core Values

Each PHYSEEonair brings unique mentalities, customs and skillsets to the table, but we're binded by these values. They reflect what we stand for as a company and how we conduct our business on a day-to-day basis. We are proud to have a group of 45 curious, ambitious, quirky and adventurous PHYSEEonairs and that these values continue to drive our growth. 

My motivation to work at PHYSEE has been the people from the start until today. Focusing on first the who and then the what is in my opinion the key formula to success.” 

Sadiq van Overbeek,  Co-founder PAR+

PERKS OF BEING A PHYSEEONAIR

You're part of a young and fast growing company wanting to change the world’s perspective of a sustainable future. Your work matters at PHYSEE. Your colleagues are funny, creative and supportive! With different nationalities, deep passion and energy, PHYSEEonairs make work exciting. Work-life balance -or in our lingo: "Plan it Happy"- is key.

Plenty of benefits. Healthy and free lunch. Budget for external career trainings. Covered travel costs. Monthly reimbursements of technical equipment.

Flexibility and responsibility. As long as you make our mission your mission, you are given the freedom to decide how to achieve your best potential. 

We are healthy. We love sports. We stay active with weekly PHYSEEo (bootcamp), PHYoga, PHYSki trip and fresh fruit every single day. 


Open knowledge sharing in a creative way. Every Friday we host interdepartmental brainstorms and have daily '4 O'clock' breaks to give your mind a break while learning about new topics. 

WHO WILL I BE WORKING WITH?

Willem Kesteloo

Co -Founder PHYSEE & CEO PHYSEE Coatings

Sadiq van Overbeek

CPO Coatings & Co-founder PAR+

Joe Kao

Technology and Operations Manager

Chiara Battaglia

Chemical Engineer

Giacomo Bosco

Optics Engineer