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Senior Photonic Researcher
Employer: imec
Location: Leuven, 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!

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, '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.

Job Description:

You contribute to the research and development of integrated, solid-state photonic systems. More specific, you work on photonic beamforming and interferometric projection systems. Your designs are made using analytical design techniques as well as simulation tools.
You develop techniques for interferometric holographic projection based on integrated photonics.
In collaboration with other designers, you combine different technology platforms and align with the application experts to better understand the device or system requirements.
To characterize the devices, you build and use advanced optical setups.  You keep optical performance and impact on the system functionality continuously in mind.


You have a PhD degree in optic/photonic engineering or equivalent. You have gained additional experience during a postdoc or in an industrial environment.
Working in a team motivates you but you are also able to work independently.
You are skilled in designing integrated photonics systems. Experience in fields of interferometric holographic projection or photonic beamforming are a plus. Experience in building and using optical setups or a background knowledge in nanofabrication would also be an asset.
You have good communication skills. Given the international character of imec, a good knowledge of English is mandatory.

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Date Posted: December 7, 2017