Senior Photonics Expert

22 January 2021

Optical researcher in the field of integrated photonics.

What you will do

We are searching for a motivated senior photonics expert. This person will work on the development of integrated, solid-state photonic systems. While strong technical contributions are expected, we are also looking for someone who can be responsible for projects.

Your main tasks will be:

  • Design integrated photonic systems using analytical design techniques as well as simulation tools.
  • Form part of an integrated photonics team and collaborate on projects requiring optics.
  • Be responsible for projects and/or work packages.
  • Contribute to definition of new projects or concepts.
  • Contribute to funded proposal definition.

What we do for you

We offer you the opportunity to join one of the world’s premier research centers in nanotechnology at its headquarters in Leuven, Belgium. With your talent, passion and expertise, you’ll become part of a team that makes the impossible possible. Together, we shape the technology that will determine the society of tomorrow.

We are proud of our open, multicultural, and informal working environment with ample possibilities to take initiative and show responsibility. We commit to supporting and guiding you in this process; not only with words but also with tangible actions. Through, 'our corporate university', we actively invest in your development to further your technical and personal growth.

We are aware that your valuable contribution makes imec a top player in its field. Your energy and commitment are therefore appreciated by means of a competitive salary with many fringe benefits.

Who you are

  • You have a PhD or postdoc in photonics or related fields, and at least 3 years of industrial experience.
  • A good understanding of general concepts in physics is required, especially in optics or electromagnetics.
  • Good knowledge of III/V material systems is a plus.
  • You are experienced in managing projects or work packages.
  • You can work independently, as well as function effectively within a team.
  • You are fluent in English and have excellent communication skills.

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