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Researcher - Cleanroom Engineer




Electronics & Engineering

What you will do

Silicon photonics is a field that is maturing and attracting strong interest from industry and academia to realize miniaturized photonic systems for applications in data communication, telecommunication and sensing, as well as in other emerging fields. The Photonics Research Group, an associated lab of imec at Ghent University, is playing a leading role in this field. While silicon photonic wafers are fabricated in the imec cleanrooms, a lot of post-processing still needs to happen on these wafers to make fully integrated chip-scale solutions. The Ghent University cleanroom is well equipped to realise this. Given the growing number of projects in this area, we are looking for a cleanroom engineer, to complement our cleanroom team.

The job has both a technical and administrative nature. On the technical side, your key responsibility will be to develop processes for heterogeneous integration of III-V semiconductors on silicon photonic integrated circuits, together with the academic staff of the Photonics Research Group. Next to that you will also help out in the day to day management of the cleanroom (safety, ordering chemicals, improve operations,…)

Location: Ghent

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 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

  • Relevant industrial or academic experience in cleanroom processing.
  • Willing to reach our objectives of maintaining leadership in heterogeneous integration technology for silicon photonics.
  • Enthusiastic and “always improving” mentality.
  • Self-motivated, innovative, results driven.
  • Team-player, who could easily develop strong interaction with the cleanroom team.
  • We appreciate your open mind and multi-disciplinary attitude.
  • Strong verbal and written English communication skills allowing you to effectively communicate with the academic staff and industrial users of the cleanroom.
  • Knowledge of Dutch is a plus.

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.