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Senior Researcher, Computational Optics

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
10 days ago

Barco Labs Vancouver a.k.a. MTT Innovation is looking for a Senior Researcher to join our Computational Optics (COMPOP) team here in Vancouver. 

Our mandate within Barco is to lead the development of new computational imaging and display technologies for our Entertainment, Enterprise and Healthcare markets, and beyond. 

Computational optics is an exciting and active research field where optical systems are designed with algorithms at their core, enabling functionality and performance that was previously impossible. 

As a Senior Researcher in our COMPOP team, you will have the following Key Responsibilities:

  • Propose, lead and execute research projects in a nimble startup-like manner towards COMPOP products with meaningful business cases 
  • To build momentum for your project: Design and prototype Optical Systems + develop and optimize the Algorithms that drive them --> showcase a convincing Demo
  • Improve COMPOP domain expertise from a combination of project work, self-guided research, conference participation, and monitoring tech trends



  • Ph.D. or Masters in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Optics, Physics, Biomedical Engineering, or similar
  • Experience with Optical Design (Zemax is a bonus),  Hands-On-Prototyping and Algo development in Python or Matlab
  • Implementation of real-time algorithms in C++ / CUDA
  • (Bonus) Experience developing and demoing optical systems combining algo/technology and human perception/interaction e.g. SIGGRAPH Emerging Technologies exhibition
  • Publications in CVPR, SIGGRAPH, OSA/SPIE, or similar


About us:

Barco is a global technology leader that develops networked visualization solutions for the Entertainment, Enterprise, and Healthcare markets.

Our solutions help people to enjoy compelling entertainment experiences, they foster knowledge sharing and smart decision-making in organizations, and help hospitals provide their patients with the best possible healthcare.

Barco Labs Vancouver a.k.a. MTT Innovation is a cinema technology startup that was acquired by Barco in 2016. Our expertise is in the exciting field of Computational Optics, where we developed high-brightness HDR projection displays that feature real-time light redistribution for movie content.  

We are now proud to continue our startup spirit and get-it-done attitude, and are now taking the lead for Barco to bring new Computational Optics technologies to our Entertainment, Enterprise, and Healthcare markets and potentially new markets as well.



  • Casual dress
  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • Flexible schedule
  • Paid time off
  • RRSP match
  • Vision care