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 academia, 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.

Information about the research
Today’s fiber-optic communication systems are facing significant challenges with regards to energy consumption. To counteract this, lightwave communication systems will increasingly rely on photonic integrated circuits (PICs). PICs bring many beneficial features such as miniaturization, stability and the possibility for low-cost fabrication. They will be crucial in the future for establishing greener and faster communication links.

This project will investigate 3D photonic integrated circuits for coherent optical communications. The project will explore both, the existing erbium band as well as the emerging band in the 2 micrometer window enabled by thulium fiber amplifiers. The project has obtained financing by the prestigious European Research Council.

The Photonics laboratory at the Microtechnology and Nanoscience Department (MC2) 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, and fiber optic 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.

Major responsibilities
You will get specialized training in advanced nanofabrication technology. The work involves numerical modeling, manufacturing and testing of PICs. You will have room to develop and contribute with your own ideas. Part of the PICs will be fabricated in world-class nanofabrication facilities at Chalmers. We will also collaborate with colleagues from the UK and Denmark and you will have the possibility to spend short research stays with them, but most of the work will be carried at Chalmers.

The majority of your working time is devoted to your own research project. In addition, the position will normally include 10% departmental work, mostly teaching duties.

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of four years.

You should have a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Applied Physics, Engineering Physics, Electrical Engineering or similar. Experience with photonic integrated circuits (either simulation, fabrication or testing) is a merit. Fluency in English is a requirement.

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 20170663 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document: CV, Family name, Ref. number)
• CV
• Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
• 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:
• Copies of bachelor and/or master’s thesis.
• Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, eg. TOEFL test results.

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

Application deadline: 15 May, 2018

For questions, please contact:
Associate Professor Victor Torres Company
Phone: +46 - 31 772 1904

Professor Peter Andrekson

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