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Photonics Device & Integration Engineer
Employer: imec
Location: Leuven, Belgium
Employment Start Date: As soon as possible

Organization Description:

Imec performs world-leading research in nano-electronics. Imec leverages its scientific knowledge with the innovative power of its global partnerships in ICT, healthcare and energy. Imec delivers industry-relevant technology solutions. In a unique high-tech environment, its international top talent is committed to providing the building blocks for a better life in a sustainable society. Imec is headquartered in Leuven (Belgium) and has offices in the Netherlands, Taiwan, US, China, Japan and India. Its staff of more than 2,086 people includes over 550 industrial residents and guest researchers. In our Process Technology (PT) unit, we are currently looking for a (m/f) Photonics Engineer for Silicon Photonics Device Integration.

Job Description:

Join the Silicon Photonics team at imec’s R&D headquarters located in the heart of Europe and help in revolutionizing next-generation optical interconnects based on silicon.


Job description

As a Photonics Device & Integration Engineer, you will be responsible for:

  • Generating, developing and demonstrating novel device concepts to push the state of the art in both active and passive silicon photonics performance.
  • Contributing to process integration to manufacture novel devices in an advanced CMOS pilot line.
  • Defining design-for-manufacturability (DfM) and design-for-test (DfT) methodologies for photonic components.
  • Defining and carrying out development plans, including design of experiment, risk mitigation and evaluation.
  • Streamlining project execution by interacting with process engineers, process assistants, test and reliability engineers as well as with industrial residents throughout the 3D and Optical Technologies department, Process Development department and FAB operations unit.
  • Reporting project results to internal stakeholders, including peers across team/group/unit and to external stakeholders including imec partners and customers.
  • Reporting to the scientific community at conferences and in scientific journals.
  • Staying on top of the state of the art within your competence domain and benchmarking imec’s solutions.




  • You obtained a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering or Engineering Physics, with a focus on semiconductor devices physics and semiconductor process technology.
  • You have at least 3 years experience in photonics device design and simulation.
  • You have at least 2 years experience in semiconductor processing and in high-speed electro-optic device characterization.
  • You are an enthusiastic team player, and you can solve complex problems independently with limited supervision, in a fast-paced and highly challenging environment.
  • You can plan, drive and complete complex, multi-disciplinary projects on schedule and with a focus on quality.
  • You have excellent English communication skills and are willing to work in a multicultural environment.

We offer
We offer you a challenging position in an advanced high-tech environment, in an international and multicultural team. This is your opportunity to contribute to technologies that will have an impact on tomorrow’s society.
We offer you an attractive salary added with competitive extra-legal benefits such as an interesting life insurance, hospitalization insurance, long term disability insurance and a pension plan.  Imec takes on the full cost of these insurances.  On top of that you receive meal vouchers for each working day. Imec offers various training possibilities and social services such as a company restaurant, ironing service, the possibility of day care nearby, holiday daycare and discounts in different sport clubs and shops.  To decrease our ecological footprint 100% of the transport by train is reimbursed by imec.

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Date Posted: August 1, 2014