Postdoctoral Researcher Silicon CMOS Integration of Thin Film Photodetector Stacks
What you will do
From consumer cameras up to astronomical deep space telescopes, photodetectors based on conversion of photons to electrical charge are present in many parts of daily life. At imec, we are working on a next generation of photodetectors expanding the resolution and sensitivity limits beyond current boundaries enabling ever smaller device footprints on one side and high-resolution wide field application on the other end. In the proposed research topic, we want to combine state-of-the-art thin film photodetectors with sophisticated nano-optical structures to unlock photonic properties that are not accessible today. Your task is to define, optimize and process thin film photodetectors and make them ready for integration in imec’s state-of-the-art backend-of-line CMOS process, with its advanced lithography and patterning technology.
Imec has built up a broad knowledge on a wide range of photodetector and photovoltaic technologies spanning from established silicon and III-V semiconductor technologies up to organic and perovskite-based thin-film devices. Furthermore, imec has developed cutting-edge optical devices for light modulation, switching, coupling, filtering and detection at data rates of 50GB/s and beyond. A key element of this project is the selection and combination of specific knowledge of these two research tracks for our envisioned photodetector technology.
What we do for you
The candidate is going to join an interdisciplinary and multicultural team of highly skilled scientists and engineers that work at the forefront of research. We offer you the opportunity to make your next career step by working in one of the world’s premier research centers in nanotechnology at its headquarters in Leuven, Belgium.
You can expect from us a thorough training at the start of your job. We teach you how to work with the advanced processing tools and modules within our state-of-the-art cleanroom environment. You have a chance to expand your understanding of sophisticated finite-element simulations of electrical and optical properties on the nanometer scale.
We are proud of our open, multicultural, and informal working environment with ample possibilities to take initiative and show responsibility.
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.
Who you are
We are looking for a candidate with background in photodetectors or solar cells. A good knowledge of semiconductor physics and technology is essential while, experience with micro-optics is a plus. You are self-motivated and willing to tackle new challenges and seize opportunities at the boundary of science and technology.
- You have a PhD degree in Physics, Electrical engineering, or equivalent.
- We are looking for your knowledge in photodetectors and/or photovoltaic devices in combination with your data analysing skills.
- Know-how of semiconductor physics and processing by CVD, PVD or equivalent is essential.
- We appreciate your initiative and independent work attitude, while being part of a team. You can also guide and motivate team members in their work.
- You are creative and like to think with the team to solve problems.
- We value your drive for results and ability to meet stringent deadlines with quality output.
- You are flexible to accept new challenges in the future, and to evolve together with the changing R&D demands of our high-tech environment.
- The imec environment requires a good team player with competent communication and reporting skills.
- Given the international character of imec, knowledge of English is mandatory.
This postdoctoral position is funded by imec through KU Leuven. Because of the specific financing statute which targets international mobility for postdocs, only candidates who did not stay or work/study in Belgium for more than 24 months in the past 3 years can be considered for the position (short stays such as holiday, participation in conferences, etc. are not taken into account).