The Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience focuses on research, innovation and education within the fields of future electronics, photonics, bio- and nanosystems. A close collaboration with Swedish and international partners within academy, industry and society enables scientific excellence and creates an innovative environment. In addition to the 200 researchers and PhD students, MC2 houses a cleanroom for micro- and nanofabrication with the latest equipment.

The laboratory
The Fiber-Optic Research Center (FORCE) at Chalmers is a dynamic and creative group with about 30 members working in an international and collaborative atmosphere. We perform both curiosity-driven and applied-research in the areas of optoelectronics, nanophotonics, signal processing and fiber optic communication systems. We enjoy a state-of-the-art laboratory for fiber-optic communications and have access to in-house cleanroom facilities to manufacture photonic devices. Please visit:

The project
This project is funded by the Swedish Research council (VR) and deals with the development of emerging and compact light sources for large scale datacenters. We will work on developing transmitter technologies for wavelength division multiplexing (WDM). This includes VCSELS for coarse WDM short-range interconnects and microresonator frequency combs for long-reach cluster fabric interconnects. This project is about developing interfaces for these WDM sources with silicon photonic components.

The project will be carried out at the Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2) which is one of the three departments that participates in FORCE. There will be a strong collaboration with our partners at the Technical University of Denmark.

Job description
The work involves design and measurement of silicon photonic components. These will be fabricated using both our cleanroom facilities and external foundry sources. We expect you to develop and contribute with your own ideas. The Postdoc position is limited to 1+1 years. This means that there will be an evaluation after one year. If positive, the contract shall be extended for one more year. The work is 100 % devoted to your own research project. You will have the opportunity to supervise a small team (2-3 persons) of PhD students.

We seek an outstanding postdoctoral researcher with theoretical and experimental background in integrated photonics with a PhD in physical sciences or engineering. The PhD degree should generally not be older than three years. The candidate should have the following skills:

• FDTD or FEM simulations of photonic devices and components (COMSOL, RSoft, etc.)
• Layout design of masks for fabrication of photonic components in multi-project wafer runs
• Measurement and characterization of micro and nanophotonic devices

Experience in cleanroom fabrication and/or coherent communications and/or microresonator frequency combs is a merit.

The candidate should be fluent in English and have excellent communication skills.

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years (1+1).

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20170137 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:
• CV, include complete list of publications
• Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number) including:
• 1-3 pages where you introduce yourself and present your qualifications.
• Previous research fields and main research results.
• Future goals and research focus. Are there any specific projects and research issues you are primarily interested in?

Other documents:
• Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline: 10 June, 2017

For questions, please contact:
Victor Torres-Company (Associate Professor)
E-mail: torresv
Phone: +46 - 31 772 1904

Anders Larsson (Professor)

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Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our eight Areas of Advance; Building Futures, Energy, Information & Communication Technology, Life Science, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!