Photonics Device Researcher

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What you will do

As a Photonics Device researcher, you will be part of a multidisciplinary team to develop novel integrated photonic devices and (heterogeneous) systems supporting our research activities in fields such as Health, Connectivity and Industrial for future IoT, neuromorphic, automotive and biomedical applications. In this position, you will have a key and visible role in this initiative.  


Your main tasks will involve:

  • Support and perform the design of novel InP integrated circuits together with other imec teams.

  • Focus of this position will be on InP component and chip design and laser design, with hybrid integration of InP and Si/SiN applications as target.

  • Validate new photonics designs in (heterogeneous) systems in a lab environment.

  • Analyse and interpret the results and report them to the team.

  • Engage industry-wide best practices in your designs to ensure quality.

  • Contribute to high-quality reports, publications and documentation and optionally attend conferences.

  • Support customers implementing (y)our photonics work in their applications.

  • Collaborate within internal and external partners (ex: other imec photonics groups).

What we do for you

We offer a challenging environment at the forefront of technology, in an international network of renowned industrial customers. This is your opportunity to bring new technologies to the market that will have an impact on tomorrow’s society.         

Imec The Netherlands, as an employer of choice, offers you an attractive compensation and benefits package including a 100% employer-paid pension plan and flexible working hours. Furthermore, imec-NL offers a wide range of training possibilities. For international candidates, we provide support in the relocation process.  

By joining the R&D team in Eindhoven, you will be part of a team of disruptive innovators and thinkers. Together, with our researchers and engineers, you will work on wireless, wearable and implantable healthcare applications that empower people to manage their own health. We invite you to be part of our ambitious team where your ideas will have an impact on our society and our future lives. 


Who you are

  • You hold a MSc or PhD degree in (applied) physics, optical science, electronics, electrical engineering or similar.

  • 3+ years of experience in Silicon or III-V-based photonics technologies and designs.

  • Solid knowledge of Indium Phosphide and or Si/SiN photonics design, fabrication, and characterization is required.

  • Good knowledge of component designing, such as, AWG, MMI, DC, TC.

  • Excellent understanding of the tools that are typically used for photonics IC design such as Cadence, Synopsis, Nazca, and Luceda.

  • Knowledge about CMOS design, both analog and digital, layout (GDS) is appreciated.

  • Experience in programming with Python, MATLAB, Lumerical or similar system modeling software is required.

  • Knowledge of photonics packaging is a plus.

  • Your communication skills in English (written and spoken) are excellent.


Are you interested in this position, and do you want to learn more about it? Then you can connect with Mayuri Nalawade, Talent Acquisition Specialist. You can reach Mayuri by email at If you wish to apply, then please submit your full resume and a cover letter.