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Researcher on advanced photonic circuits and deputy project manager for PHORMIC (one year contract)

We are looking for Researchers who will be part of the team at the Photonics Research Group and work in the scope of European project PHORMIC.




Electronics & Engineering

What you will do

Imec is the coordinator of the European project PHORMIC (www.phormic.eu) which is building a next-generation silicon photonics platform enhanced with MEMS and transfer-printed light sources. The project wants to enable large-scale programmable photonic circuits for a diverse range of applications. The project has 10 partners.

  • You will be part of the team at the Photonics Research Group, with responsibilities in;
  • The design and simulation of novel silicon photonic devices based on MEMS or liquid crystals, and of circuits composed of such devices (either designed in-house or in collaboration with our project partners)
  • Characterization and testing of those devices and circuits.
  • Leading the PHORMIC workpackage on Photonic Circuits.
  • Handling some of the project coordination and reporting tasks, in close collaboration with the project coordinator.
  • Publishing relevant research results in journals and conferences, and representing the PHORMIC project.

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

  • You have a PhD in Photonics, Communications, Applied Physics or Electrical Engineering
  • You have experience with photonic integrated circuits: modelling, design, fabrication and/or measurement.
  • You have at least some basic programming skills (python).
  • You are familiar with Microsoft office apps, in particular with joint editing of documents.
  • Experience with the management of research projects or participation in European projects is a plus.
  • You are fluent in English (The local language is Dutch, but all professional communication is in English).

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.