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Postdoc 2D-materials Enhanced Photonic ICís
Employer: imec
Location: Gent, Belgium
Employment Start Date: As soon as possible

Organization Description:

Imec is the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. The combination of our widely acclaimed leadership in microchip technology and profound software and ICT expertise is what makes us unique. By leveraging our world-class infrastructure and local and global ecosystem of partners across a multitude of industries, we create groundbreaking innovation in application domains such as healthcare, smart cities and mobility, logistics and manufacturing, and energy.  

As a trusted partner for companies, start-ups and universities we bring together close to 3,500 brilliant minds from over 70 nationalities. Imec is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium and also has distributed R&D groups at a number of Flemish universities, in the Netherlands, Taiwan, USA, China, and offices in India and Japan. All of these particular traits make imec to be a top-class employer. To strengthen this position as a leading player in our field, we are looking for those passionate talents that make the difference! Currently we are looking for a motivated Postdoc 2D-materials enhanced photonic IC’s

Job Description:

The Photonics Research Group at IMEC provides a rich, interactive and international community with state-of-the-art facilities and ample opportunities for on-the-job learning, and building both technical and managerial skills.

This work is carried out in the context of the Graphene Flagship project (, a massive effort supported by the EU to bring graphene and other 2D-materials to practical use. Within this project, the Ghent University Photonics Research Group, an associated lab of imec, is responsible for the development of new devices for light modulation, switching and laser generation. 
In this position, your main responsibilities are:
  • develop novel integrated optoelectronic devices based on the integration of 2D-materials such as graphene and metal dichalcogenides with high index contrast waveguides in Silicon or Silicon Nitride.  
  • be involved in design, nanofabrication and characterization. 
  • work closely together with other imec groups and with partners in the Flagship project.
  • coordinate the groups’ activities in the Flagship project and develop an own research line.

You have a PhD degree in the fields of photonics or physics and a previous experience with 2D-materials research. You have good communication and interpersonal skills to link research groups and project partners. You are fluent in English to work in imec’s international working environment.

In exchange for your talent, passion and expertise, you will join a multicultural and high-tech company, with challenges there for the taking. Our flexible, progressive and informal working environment offers you a range of possibilities to take initiative and show responsibility. This is your opportunity to contribute to the technology that will determine the society of tomorrow. imec supports and guides you in this process; not only with words but with concrete actions. Through imecAcademy, 'our corporate university', we are actively investing in the further development of all our employees to assure their technical and personal growth. Your valuable contribution and that of your colleagues make imec a top player in its field. Your energy and commitment are therefore appreciated by means of an attractive and competitive salary with many fringe benefits.

We offer you an extendable position of 1 year in the Photonics Research Group, imec’s associated lab at Ghent University.

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Date Posted: November 2, 2017