Our primary technology, C-Trap, can be used to "grab" a single molecule, and apply precise mechanical forces to it. At the same time, one can visualize the molecule using highly-sensitive fluorescence microscopy. Our customers use it to watch DNA being copied by the molecular machinery of the cell, or observe molecular "engines" walking across the scaffolding structures of a human cell. Lumicks systems are currently in use in opinion-leading labs across the globe, including Stanford, Johns Hopkins University, Tsinghua University, NIH, Max Planck Institute, TU Delft, and Imperial College London.
We also produce z-Movi, the only instrument that can directly measure the overall strength of interaction between cells ("avidity"). This new technology, based on acoustic waves, could have an enormous impact on research in immunology, paving the way for new therapies for cancer.
We're an academic spin-off from a research group at VU University Amsterdam. We care deeply about providing our users with easy-to-use, reliable software that actively supports Open Data and Reproducible Science. To make this happen, we're looking to expand our software engineering team with additional:
C++ developers -- https://lumicks.com/vacancies/c-software-developer/
Our technology stack (familiarity with all of these is not required): C++17 (soon 20) for the core code, Qt5 for the UI and Python 3 for bindings. CMake builds everything. Libraries we use include abseil, asio, caf (c++ actor framework), catch2, cereal, fmt, hdf5/highfive, opencv, ranges-v3 and spdlog. Our GUIs are a mix of Qt widgets and QML (we are migrating torwards the latter). Our Python bindings are implemented using pybind11. On the hardware side, we have lasers. Lots and lots of lasers.
Read the full job descriptions, and apply directly, at: https://lumicks.com/careers/
Application notes and introductory videos about our technologies at https://lumicks.com