What you will do
Imec, USA is looking for a graduate level lidar intern to assist in the design, testing and characterization of lidars, and semiconductor devices for application in solid state lidars. The position is available immediately and will continue until December.
- Development and characterization of a lidar prototype in the laboratory.
- Design, setup and improve laboratory experiments for characterizing solid-state beam scanning devices/chips.
- Assist in developing an electrical control/driving system for characterizing and operating solid state devices/chips.
- Participate in brain storming sessions, and computer simulations to confirm the validity of new ideas related to hardware design, imaging algorithms, data acquisition, and other optical imaging systems.
What we do for you
Recently, lidar systems have been receiving a lot of attention due to their wide spectrum of applications, including autonomous vehicles, mapping, sensing, security, etc. In the future, lidars are expected to get smaller, cheaper, better due to newer semiconductor technologies and components such as diode lasers, detectors, scanners, filters, and on chip-data processing. Imec has developed a state of the art technology in its CMOS-fab that enables the fabrication of integrated photonic chips on a large scale in a cost-effective way, and we have a unique approach of developing lidar. We offer you a challenging position in an advanced high-tech research environment, in an international team. This is your opportunity to contribute to technologies that will have an impact on tomorrow’s society.
In exchange for your talent, passion and expertise, you will join an ambitious organization, with challenges there for the taking. Our progressive and informal working environment offers you a range of possibilities to take initiative. This is your opportunity to contribute to the technology that will determine the society of tomorrow. Your valuable contribution and that of your colleagues make imec a top player in its field.
Who you are
- You are an MS or PhD graduate student with a major in Optical Science / Electrical Engineering or Physics, with knowledge/experience in lasers, optics, and optoelectronic devices.
- You have hands on experience working with semiconductor chip characterization, optical alignment, and designing optical imaging setups.
- You have comfortable with basic programming (Python / Matlab etc). Knowledge of optical design softwares such as Lumerical, Zeemax etc is a plus.
- You are comfortable working with a team of researchers with different technical backgrounds in a startup environment.
- You are comfortable exploring new ideas and exploring uncharted research areas or problems, in a research setting.
- You show excellent communication skills as you may be required to present your work to colleagues and international collaborators.
- You are able to take initiative and work independently while being part of a team.
- You are able to think of and execute new approaches that support novel ideas and technological developments.
- You are pragmatic and hands on, with a “can do” attitude.