Biophotonics Researcher

Leuven - Research & development
More than two weeks ago

You will develop novel tools for health care applications using techniques and tools that are based on silicon (nano)technology.


Biophotonics Researcher 

Within imec’s Life Science and Imaging department, our group’s R&D activities focus on the development of novel tools for health care applications. In particular we are investigating techniques and tools that are based on silicon (nano)technology. This concerns for instance biosensors, microfluidics, novel imaging modalities and non-invasive molecular detection techniques. In particular, our group is focused on the use of optical techniques like fluorescence sensing/imaging and NIR and Raman spectroscopy. The latter techniques are especially interesting in this context, as they can reveal molecular fingerprints directly. In general we perform research on novel photonic platforms, based for instance on integrated photonics, tightly integrated with electronics.  Especially for our work in new devices for non-invasive sensing, we are looking for an enthusiastic employee eager to shape tomorrow’s health care technologies. We aim at research and development at the highest international level and with relevance for the biomedical and pharmaceutical industry.

What you will do

As a biophotonic researcher, you will be responsible for managing and executing funded and/or company funded R&D projects. You will be working with application engineers in the life science technologies department, design engineers from the photonics design group system engineers working on healthcare technologies. You will be involved in project definition, management and execution. This includes the design of experiments, building of setup(s), taking/analyzing data and presenting the results to customers, at international conferences and writing of scientific papers.

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 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, '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 in the field of (bio)physics, chemistry, nanotechnology, or engineering, 
You have experience with integrated photonics, optical biosensors, fluorescence and optical spectroscopy is an asset. 
Hands-on experience with design of experiments, building of setups and data analysis and potentially chemometrics
Self-motivated, innovative, results driven, and team-player.
Good communication and interpersonal skills to link research groups and project partners.
English language skills to work in imec’s international working environment.


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