SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, was founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies.

Serving more than 264,000 constituents from approximately 166 countries, the not-for-profit society advances emerging technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, patent precedent, and career and professional growth.

SPIE annually organizes and sponsors approximately 25 major technical forums, exhibitions, and education programs in North America, Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific.

In 2017, SPIE provided $4 million in support of education and outreach programs.

SPIE publishes the SPIE Digital Library, containing more than 463,000 research papers from the Proceedings of SPIE and the Society's 10 scholarly journals with around 18,000 new papers added each year, and more than 320 eBooks from the SPIE Press catalog. The SPIE Press publishes print monographs, tutorial texts, Field Guides, and reference books. SPIE also publishes a wide variety of open access content.

Membership includes Fellows and Senior Member programs. The Society has named more than 1,200 SPIE members as Fellows since 1955, and implemented its Senior Member program in 2008.

The SPIE awards program serves to recognize outstanding contributions from individuals throughout the scientific community.

The SPIE international office is located in Bellingham, Washington and the SPIE Europe office is located in Cardiff, Wales.

SPIE Bellingham, WA, USA
Jul 02, 2020
Full time
Career Development Lead We’re looking for an empathetic, thoughtful candidate who has boundless enthusiasm for helping people, as well as expertise in the creation and implementation of career development programs, resources and events. As part of the SPIE team, you’ll support the efforts of scientists and engineers from around the world working on light-based technologies; work that is guaranteed to touch everyone’s life. Make a difference doing important work with a successful, international not-for-profit organization; support our community members throughout their career progression and engagement lifecycle. From students and early career professionals to executives and mentors, accelerate their success through programming that helps grow their networks and their experience. Full-time, 40 hours per week position available, with flexible work hours. Education & Experience: Familiarity with project management, budgeting, writing proposals, and ability to carry...