Researcher- Photonic Integrated Circuits

At TNO (Job)

What will you be doing?

  • Together with the research team, you develop chip-level and panel-level interconnect and assembly processes for photonic integrated chips for various markets

  • Your role consists of a translation of overall system design into a (chip) package design that meets the agreed requirements. You steer concept design choice, organize and prepare design reviews.

  • You define and execute tests to verify the specifications.

  • You drive technical discussions with industrial partners to feed the research roadmaps, and support business development in customer acquisition or large account management.

  • You (co-)initiate and lead (parts of) collaborative projects with (international) customers.

What do we require of you?

  • PhD degree in physics (optics) or electrical engineering, preferably in the field of integrated photonics.

  • Highly motivated team player with excellent social, coordination and communication skills.

  • Ability to organize work effectively and having a systematic approach in problem solving.

  • Experience with international R&D programs and managing multi-stakeholder projects.

  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English.

What can you expect of your work situation?

At TNO, we innovate for a healthier, safer and more sustainable life. And for a strong economy. Since 1932, we have been making knowledge and technology available for the common good. We find each other in wonder and ingenuity. We are driven to push boundaries. There is all the space and support for your talent and ambition. You work with people who will challenge you: who inspire you and want to learn from you. Our state-of-the-art facilities are there to realize your vision. What you do at TNO matters: impact makes the difference. Because with every innovation you contribute to tomorrow’s world. Read more about TNO as an employer.

At TNO we encourage an inclusive work environment, where you can be yourself. Whatever your story and whatever unique qualities you bring to the table. It is by combining our unique strengths and perspectives that we are able to develop innovations that make a real difference in society. Want to know more? Read what steps we are taking in the area of diversity and inclusion.

What can TNO offer you?

Challenging and varied work with a real impact. And plenty of opportunities as, at TNO, you are in charge of shaping your career. We offer a gross monthly salary (based on your knowledge and experience), 8% holiday pay, a 13th month bonus of 8.33% and a flex budget (5.58% + € 180). In addition, you will be given every opportunity to develop yourself.

TNO offers optional employee benefits, enabling you to tailor your benefits package to match your personal situation. You may also expect:

  • An extremely professional, innovative working environment where colleagues are leading experts in their field.

  • The opportunity to attend courses, workshops and conferences, and to receive training and coaching based on your needs.

  • 33 days annual leave on a full-time basis. An employer that values and encourages diverse talent, with initiatives like the Female Leadership Program, our Rainbow Community and round tables on inclusion topics.

  • Travel allowance.

  • Great social events with your team and other TNO colleagues. That’s how you will get to know a lot of people really quickly.

  • Flexible working hours and the possibility of working from home.

  • Access to our Talent Development Programme.

  • Networking opportunities and great activities organized by Jong TNO.

  • Extensive relocation package for international candidates.

  • A good pension scheme.

Read more about tailoring your benefits package.

Application process:

Please apply before the 16th of May 2022. The selection process comprises two interview rounds. In a final meeting we will discuss the terms of employment and your tailored benefits package. We aim to finalize the entire process within four weeks. The selection process may include an online assessment and a reference check.

Has this vacancy aroused your interest? Then we’d like to hear from you! Please contact us for more information about the job or the selection process. To apply, please upload your CV and covering letter using the ‘apply now’ button.

Recruiter: Brahim Dagdaoui, +31 (0)6-111 60129

Manager: Jeroen Brand, van den, +31(0)6-317 57081