Photonics Design Engineer

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Operations — Engineering/production

Business industry

Life sciences

Minimum level of education required

Doctoral Degree (PhD)

Minimum level of experience required

1 to 3 years

Contractual hours

Full time


East Flanders, Flanders, Belgium

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Job description

For our client active in medical devices and situated in region Ghent, we are looking for a Photonics Design Engineer who will be working on the optical part of CGM (continuous glucose monitor) and will be focusing on continuously improving the Silicon photonic IC and all related aspects.


Your main tasks and responsibilities include:

Design and simulate silicon photonic components and circuits
Propose and implement design solutions to meet systems requirements
Maintain and continuously improve our’s PDK (process design kit)
Layout photonic ICs (GDSII format), tape-out to fabs and follow-up
Implement test plans and analyse measurement data
Conduct yield analysis to provide feedback for design optimization
Develop and optimize new photonic modules (front-end, back-end, active/passive integration, packaging)
Work on integration of lasers and photodetectors, both design and technology development
Interface with internal and external teams for fabrication, assembly, packaging and testing
Work cross-functionally and as part of the project team to incorporate the photonics expertise and have the ability, to adapt own work in the interest of the overall project


Your profile:

2+ years of industry experience in Silicon photonics
PhD in photonics or electronics
Experience in development of passive optical devices (waveguides, splitters, gratings, mux/demux, …)
Strong knowledge photonic simulation and layout software (Lumerical, Fimmwave, IPKISS, Python, …)
Experience with III-V integration on Silicon is a plus (flip-chip, bonding, transfer-print)
An enthusiastic team-player, able to work cross-functionally and within project teams
Willing to work in a fast changing and challenging environment
Prior work experience in a start-up is a plus
Strong written and oral communication skills – working language is English
Ability to write clear and comprehensive documentation
Accept and be able to work in a medical device environment and be familiar with quality and regulatory standards for quality assurance, risk management, and others applicable to active implantable medical devices (e.g. ISO 13485)
Clean Room & General Laboratory (Safety) training

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