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Researcher Advanced Optical Modulation

Expert in integrated optical design and advanced materials for high-speed optical phase shifting and modulation.




Electronics & Engineering

What you will do

Levering imec ‘s advanced manufacturing capabilities and technologies such as SiN, Si photonics and many more, our group focuses on integrated and flat optic systems. The group designs and characterizes PICs and optical systems to target various applications in diverse domains such as sensing for metrology or life sciences, beamforming for location, ranging or telecommunication, and flat optics for display and imaging. In this job, your focus will be on:

  • Developing high speed integrated photonic modulators in advanced material systems
  • Making integrated photonic designs, including modeling, simulations, and layout
  • Characterizing materials and integrated optical devices
  • Interfacing with a team working on a broad range of topics.

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 committed to being an inclusive employer (http://www.imec-int.com/en/careers#diversity) 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 competitive salary with many fringe benefits.

Who you are

  • You have a PhD (or equivalent) and 2 years’ experience
  • You have experience in designing high speed optical phase shifters and modulators
  • You have experience in high-speed characterization techniques
  • You are an experienced integrated photonic designer
  • You have knowledge of optical and electro-optical material characterization
  • You can work according to agreed timelines and manage time efficiently according to aggressive project schedules
  • You take initiative and work independently, while being part of a team.
  • You are result-driven and flexible to meet stringent deadlines with quality output

The imec environment requires a good team player with customer-oriented communication and reporting skills. Given the international character of imec, a good knowledge of English is mandatory.

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.