Applied Spectra is always on the lookout for talented, creative thinkers, with expertise in laser ablation, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, optical engineering or other technical fields. Qualified candidates, please send your resume to:

ASI Career Opportunity

We Offer:

  • Competitive pay
  • Generous paid time off
  • Health, dental and vision benefit plans
  • A friendly, cooperative atmosphere
  • Opportunity to excel at a growing company

To Apply:

Qualified candidates, please send resume and salary requirements to:

Applied Spectra, Inc.
Attn: Human Resources
46661 Fremont Blvd
Fremont, CA 94538

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Applied Spectra, Inc., a leading manufacturer of laser ablation based analytical instruments located in Fremont, California, USA, is seeking an application scientist to join our world-class customer application team.  The candidate will support sales with sample work and live customer demonstrations.  The candidate will also participate in marketing and pre-sales activities that include attendance of scientific conferences and conducting technical presentations, production of marketing collateral, and leading technical workshops at our headquarters or off-site locations.

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to develop LIBS (Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy) and LA (Laser Ablation) ICP-MS methods for both R&D and commercial industries and contribute to solving analytical problems in the energy, environmental, geoscience, semiconductor, forensic, and life science industries.

Previous experience in analytical instruments involving laser spectroscopy and mass spectrometry is highly desirable.  Relevant industry experience is preferred but not required.

This is a full-time position.


  • Use in-house LIBS and LA instruments to perform customer sample demos
  • Summarize sample demo results and prepare reports for the sales team
  • Support existing customers with LIBS and LA-ICP-MS method development
  • Maintain demo facility operation and manage instrument availability for planned marketing and pre-sales activities
  • Interact with hardware and software engineering teams to improve system user experience and to enhance hardware/software features
  • Work with Applied Spectra US and global sales team to understand and define customer sample demo requirements
  • Support marketing with generation of marketing collateral, which includes application notes, product brochures, trade show posters, etc.
  • Represent Applied Spectra at technical conferences, trade shows, and exhibitions

Minimum Job Requirements/Qualifications:

  • MS/PhD in analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, physics, material science, chemical engineering or geoscience
  • 3 years+ relevant work experience with demonstrated expertise in analytical chemistry and analytical instrumentation
  • Basic knowledge in atomic spectroscopy (AAS, ICP-OES, ICP-MS, XRF, etc.)
  • Familiarity with Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) or LA-ICP-MS (Laser Ablation-Inductively Coupled Mass Spectrometry) is a plus.
  • Familiarity with other laser spectroscopy technique such as Raman, micro-Raman, NIR, SERS, FTIR, and UV-VIS is a plus.
  • Familiarity with Quadrupole ICP-MS, TOF ICP-MS, magnetic sector ICP-MS, MC-ICP-MS is a strong plus.
  • Good understanding of the principles of spectroscopic instrumentation, sampling, methodology, and test schemes
  • Some travel (typically <25%) may be required for customer support activities.
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work with different business groups – Sales, Marketing, R&D, and Executive Management

We offer:

  • Competitive pay
  • 401K plans
  • Paid time off, vacation, and holidays
  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance
  • A friendly, cooperative atmosphere
  • Opportunity to participate in the early stages of a growing company

There is no visa sponsorship for this position.


Applied Spectra, Inc, is a rapidly growing company focused on developing next generation analytical laser instruments and solutions. The company is expanding its product development efforts in laser spectroscopy-based technologies to meet emerging needs in the energy, environmental, geoscience, semiconductor, forensic and life science industries. We are looking for engineers in the area of system software development to contribute to the company’s fast growth. The candidates must be willing to meet various challenges ranging from prototyping systems, data acquisition and analysis and customer support

This is a full-time position.


  • Design and program the analytical instrument operating software architecture.
    • The scope will include:
      • Integration of different system components to establish proper communications among various system hardware components
      • GUI interface development
      • Spectroscopic and mass spectrometer data acquisition
      • Data processing and analysis (i.e. statistical analysis) of the acquired data
      • Standard report generation for the end user
  • Work with engineers, scientists, and program managers to review and implement new or updated software requirements
  • Participate in the development and execution of the company roadmap for software tools.
  • Support for field software issues
  • Help implement a continuous improvement program (CIP) of the operating software, which includes adding additional functional capabilities based on the existing hardware platform and synthesizing various spectroscopic data to improve elemental analysis results

Minimum Job Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Must have system software development experience with
    • LabView and associated NI hardware
    • Some analytical data analysis experience
  • Preferred experience in one or more of:
    • C/C++
    • Matlab
    • RealTime/Embedded programming techniques
  • Must be familiar with writing programming documentation
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills to coordinate product development project task items with design and manufacturing engineers
  • Highly detail oriented
  • Ability to meet deadlines and perform urgent work when necessary
  • Self-motivated and self-managing


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science
  • Knowledge with laser optics and analytical instrumentation a plus
  • Experience with instrumentation including laser spectroscopy and mass spectrometry helpful but not required
  • 2-5 years of experience in system software development

We offer:

  • Competitive pay
  • Paid vacation, holidays, and sick leave
  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance
  • A friendly, cooperative atmosphere
  • Opportunity to participate in the early stages of a growing company

There is no visa sponsorship for this position.


Applied Spectra, Inc (ASI) is seeking an experienced senior executive to provide leadership and coordination of company sales and marketing functions. Position includes developing and executing marketing and sales strategies, driving new revenue and ensuring customer satisfaction in our product and service business lines. The candidate needs to be well versed with all relevant details of atomic spectroscopy based products, distribution and pricing. Experience with laser ablation a plus. ASI offers competitive compensation, including base salary, commission structure and equity options.

Please note: This position is in-house. We are located in Fremont, CA.



  • Plan, direct, and set the strategic direction of the sales and marketing program to maximize profit and increase product and service visibility.
  • Direct and oversee the company marketing function to identify and develop new customers for products and services.
  • Direct the sales and marketing management staff in effective use of business plans and strategies.
  • Formulate effective strategy for distributor management and compensation to increase sales in international territories.
  • Analyze sales statistics to determine sales potential, monitor customer preferences and inventory requirement.
  • Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of sales, methods, costs, and results against goals.
  • Develop and manage sales and marketing budgets, and oversee the development and management of internal operating budgets.
  • Research and develop strategies and plans which identify marketing opportunities and new project development.
  • Participate in the development of new project proposals.
  • Manage major and critical developing client accounts, and coordinate the management of all other accounts.
  • Manage and supervise the preparation, issuance, and delivery of sales materials, exhibits, and promotion programs.
  • Represent the company at various meetings and trade shows to promote the company.
  • Promote positive relations with partners, vendors, and distributors.
  • Other duties as assigned.




  • Experience in marketing & sales of analytical instrumentation or related products.
  • Thorough knowledge of marketing & sales campaigns and product development efforts.
  • Ability to set strategic direction and motivate teams to produce quality results against goals.
  • Knowledge of structuring sales quota goals and revenue expectations.
  • Knowledge of contracting, negotiating, and related management.
  • Experience of managing product distributors in Asia, North/South America, and Europe
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Business, Sales & Marketing, or related discipline, with ten years or more of experience in a senior-level sales and/or marketing position.