Tissue Optics Scientist - Exploratory Design Group (XDG)


Posted: Feb 3, 2020

Role Number: 200102345

Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming extraordinary products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish. Dynamic, smart people and inspiring, innovative technologies are the norm here. The people who work here have reinvented entire industries with all Apple Hardware products. The same passion for innovation that goes into our products also applies to our practices strengthening our dedication to leave the world better than we found it. Join us to help deliver the next groundbreaking Apple product. Do you love working on challenges that no one has solved yet? As a member of our dynamic group, you will have the unique and rewarding opportunity to craft upcoming products that will delight and inspire millions of Apple's customers every single day. We are seeking a Tissue Optics Scientist with significant experience in analysis of datasets from human studies. You will join a team of innovative scientists and engineers to design, validate, and implement the next generation of bio-sensing technologies. You will have experience with analysis and interpretation of datasets collected from optical sensing devices that interact with skin and other biological media. Experience with a variety of regression frameworks, statistical design of experiments, and physical interpretation of datasets from human studies are required.

Key Qualifications

  • Significant experience (at least 5 years post-PhD) with analysis of multiple-sensor datasets from human studies.
  • Experience with interpreting sensor data from a variety of platforms to better understand light-tissue and interactions, tissue physiology, effects of the human-instrument interface, and other sources of measurement error
  • Experience with statistical design of experiments to elucidate system performance characteristics
  • Experience with system verification/validation in human studies
  • Hands-on and analytical experience with a variety of skin characterization systems (e.g., various imaging, spectroscopic, acoustic, optical scattering, etc.) is strongly desired
  • Expertise with modeling instrument-tissue interactions using physical models, Monte Carlo methods, etc., is desirable
  • Experience with modeling of physiological systems is a plus


The responsibilities of this role will include but are not limited to: - Design, analyze, and report on human/user studies conducted with prototype measurement platforms and associated instrumentation - Be a primary resource for initial triage and assessment of human-studies datasets during study execution - Work with a team of scientists to conduct, analyze, and interpret simulations of prototype systems interacting with biological media - Analysis and optimization of new measurement techniques - Remain current with relevant scientific and professional literature and activities in leading academic laboratories

Education & Experience

Ph.D. in Physics, Biomedical Engineering, or related field plus five or more years of industry or postdoctoral research experience or equivalent.

Additional Requirements

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