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Postdoctoral Researcher Quantum Pilot

Develop innovative Photonic ICs for applications in Quantum Photonics




Electronics & Engineering

What you will do

Imec is a partner of the EU funded project QuPilot, which aims to accelerate the time-to-market of European industrial innovation in quantum technology by setting up a series of pilot lines addressing several major technology platforms, including a photonics platform. One of the objectives is to extend existing Photonic IC platforms with building blocks specifically geared for applications in quantum communication, quantum sensing and quantum computing.

You will be responsible for:

  • The design of new building blocks in imec’s existing Silicon and Silicon Nitride PIC platforms, and translating them in suitable mask files.
  • Improving existing heterogeneous integration processes, for realizing advanced electro-optic modulators and switches on imec’s Silicon and Silicon Nitride PIC platforms.
  • Characterizing the fabricated devices.
  • Attending project meetings and progress reporting.

You will work in the Photonic Research Group, an associate lab of imec at Ghent University.

What we do for you

We offer you the opportunity to join one of the world’s premier research centers in nanotechnology in 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 define 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 Telecom, Photonics, Applied Physics or Quantum Optics.
  • You have experience in photonic integrated circuit design and measurement.
  • Some processing experience is a plus.
  • Previous experience in quantum photonics is an advantage but not a must. This project is an excellent opportunity to get acquainted with the field.
  • You are fluent in English. Knowledge of Dutch and/or French is appreciated.

How can we help?

The Leuven MindGate team is at your disposal for any questions about the Leuven Innovation Region. Do you want to invest, work or study in the region? We can help you find your way.

We also facilitate collaboration and innovation between companies, knowledge institutes and government within the Leuven Innovation Region, and we are happy to guide any of these stakeholders towards innovation.