Research & development - Gent | More than two weeks ago
To strengthen our team, this vacancy is looking for a strong research profile on optical and coherent high-speed transceivers, on the architectural level and with excellent system experimental skills.
Ghent University is one of the most important education and research institutions in the Low Countries, ranked 71 in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (http://www.shanghairanking.com/). On a daily basis, over 15,000 staff members and 49,000 students implement its motto "Dare to Think". Ghent University's mission statement is characterized by qualitative education, internationally renowned research and a pluralistic social responsibility.
The IDLab research group is also a core group of imec. Imec is the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. 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 IDLab a top-class research employer.
The IDLab-Design group, of Ghent University and imec are seeking a system architect whose responsibility will be to 1) study and deliver new generations of optical transceivers, and 2) validate the transceiver’s performance in a high-speed lab equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation and testbeds supporting baudrates beyond 100Gbaud.
Within imec, multidisciplinary research focused on the realization of new generations of optical transceivers, targeting baudrates far in excess of 100Gbaud is conducted across a diverse set of teams. The research activities cover the optics relying on (amongst others) imec’s Silicon Photonics platform, high-speed electronic integrated circuits including but not limited to broadband SiGe BiCMOS driver and receiver analog front-ends, ultra-high sampling rate analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters (ADCs and DACs), clock-and-data recovery etc. The roadmaps target beyond 100Gbaud operation, for both intensity-modulated and direct-detect as well as coherent transceivers.
You will join a team that consists of electronic and photonic integrated circuit designers, with significant background in high-speed optical communication systems. You will:
The research targets are highly challenging, there is plenty of scope to be creative and evaluate novel ideas for new generations of optical transceivers.
We provide you with the opportunity to join an enthusiastic team of researchers, postdocs and PhD students, which has an internationally recognized track record in the area of electronic and photonic integrated circuits for communication applications. We support you with the training necessary to develop your technical and personal skills. You will have the chance to provide input to imec’s internal roadmaps. We offer you with the possibility to use state-of-the-art instrumentation and testbeds for characterizing and testing new optical transceivers, and work with some of the most advanced processes and technologies that exist in this domain.
Send your application (motivation letter and resume) or any questions concerning this vacancy to Peter Ossieur (firstname.lastname@example.org)