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Postdoctoral Researcher on micro-transfer printing of InP lasers on silicon photonic ICs

Developing the heterogeneous integration technology of the future for advanced InP/silicon photonic ICs by means of micro-transfer printing technology.




Electronics & Engineering

What you will do

You will be working in the Horizon Europe project PHORMIC to further mature the micro-transfer-printing of III- V-on-silicon lasers and semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOAs). This includes the transfer of the III-V semiconductor device technology to an InP foundry, the demonstration of the micro-transfer-printing on a 200mm wafer-scale as well as the demonstration of state-of-the-art O-band and C-band SOAs and widely tunable lasers on this platform, addressing applications in spectroscopy and optical communication. You will be designing photonic integrated circuits in the imec silicon photonics platforms, as well as do transfer printing process development in the Ghent University cleanrooms. You are also responsible for the III-V/Si device characterization.

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 and the facilities in Ghent. 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 committed to being an inclusive employer and 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 imec.academy, '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 market appropriate salary with many fringe benefits.

Who you are

  • You have a PhD in integrated optics.
  • You have a strong track record in the design, fabrication and characterization of III-V semiconductor devices and their heterogeneous integration on silicon photonic integrated circuits.
  • You possess strong verbal and written English communication skills allowing you to effectively communicate with industrial and academic partners, also those that are not experts in photonics and photonic integrated circuits.

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