Postdoc ECSEL MicroPrince

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1-year research position on the integration of III-V semiconductors on 200 mm silicon photonics wafers

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Postdoc position on wafer-scale heterogeneous integration of III-V opto-electronic components by means of transfer printing 


​Imec is the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. The combination of our widely acclaimed leadership in microchip technology and profound software and ICT expertise is what makes us unique. By leveraging our world-class infrastructure and local and global ecosystem of partners across a multitude of industries, we create groundbreaking innovation in application domains such as healthcare, smart cities and mobility, logistics and manufacturing, and energy.  

As a trusted partner for companies, start-ups and universities we bring together close to 3,500 brilliant minds from over 70 nationalities. Imec is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium and also has distributed R&D groups at a number of Flemish universities, in the Netherlands, Taiwan, USA, China, and offices in India and Japan. All of these particular traits make imec to be a top-class employer. To strengthen this position as a leading player in our field, we are looking for those passionate talents that make the difference! Currently we are looking for a motivated Postdoctoral Researcher.​

The job

The Photonics Research Group (about 85 people) is associated with IMEC, and is part of the Department of Information Technology of Ghent University. The group is headed by Prof. R. Baets and has been active in photonics device research for many years. The other professors in the group are P. Bienstman, W. Bogaerts, B. Kuyken, N. Le Thomas, G. Morthier, G. Roelkens and D. Van Thourhout. The main research directions are silicon nanophotonics, heterogeneous integration, optical communication, photonic (bio)sensors and photonic integrated circuits for biomedical applications in the near-infrared and mid-infrared wavelength range. More in particular, the silicon nanophotonics work focuses on the design and fabrication of SOI-based photonic devices using standard lithographic techniques compatible with CMOS-processing.

We are looking for a highly motivated post-doc to take up a research position on the integration of III-V semiconductors on 200 mm silicon photonics wafers, based on a novel integration strategy that we are developing, called transfer printing. The processes will be developed in the imec R&D labs after which it will be transferred to a commercial foundry. The goal is to integrate III-V near-infrared light sources and photodetectors on silicon photonic integrated circuits for sensing applications. The work will be carried out in the context of a large European project (MicroPrince) where several industrial players are involved. The work can be extended to the integration of other opto-electronic devices in different wavelength ranges as well, serving different applications.


You have a PhD in the field of photonics. You have experience with III-V processing and/or heterogeneous integration technologies and with the design and characterization of opto-electronic components. You have good communication and interpersonal skills. You are proficient in English language skills to work in imec’s international working environment.


In exchange for your talent, passion and expertise, you will join a multicultural and high-tech company, with challenges there for the taking. Our flexible, progressive and informal working environment offers you a range of possibilities to take initiative and show responsibility. This is your opportunity to contribute to the technology that will determine the society of tomorrow. imec supports and guides you in this process; not only with words but with concrete actions. Through, 'our corporate university', we are actively investing in the further development of all our employees to assure their technical and personal growth. Your valuable contribution and that of your colleagues make imec a top player in its field. Your energy and commitment are therefore appreciated by means of an attractive and competitive salary with many fringe benefits.

We offer you a postdoctoral position of 1 year in the Photonics Research Group, imec’s associated lab at Ghent University. Apply online at including your cv, publication list and contact details of at least one referee.

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