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PhD position for Optomechanical silicon nitride devices.

An exciting chance awaits you to be part of a prestigious PhD program in integrated photonics within the renowned 470M Euros Dutch National Growthfund initiative. Join us in this exceptional opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge research and innovation in a world-class environment!

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Key takeaways

  • Hours
    40 hr.
  • Salary indication
    Salary gross/monthly
    based on full-time
    € 2,770 - € 3,539
  • Deadline
    14 Apr 2024

We will develop an array of optical technologies harnessing stimulated Brillouin scattering in silicon nitride-based circuits. These include optical frequency combs and RF photonic signal processors. We will explore the combination of silicon nitride with complimentary materials including tellurium oxide and thin film lithium niobate. You'll be stationed at the Nonlinear Nanophotonics chair within the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology at the University of Twente. Under the guidance of Prof. David Marpaung (NLNP), your supervisor, you'll collaborate closely with colleagues in the integrated photonics program.

Your profile

  • You have an enthusiastic and highly motivated research attitude.
  • A MSc in Physics or electrical engineering with a relevant MSc project.
  • You have a solid background in integrated photonics, nonlinear optics or related areas.
  • You have a creative mindset and excellent analytical and communication skills.
  • You have good English writing and presentation skills.

Our offer

  • A full-time position for four years, with a qualifier in the first year.
  • Your salary and associated conditions are in accordance with the collective labour agreement for Dutch universities (CAO-NU).
  • You will receive a gross monthly salary ranging from € 2.770,- (first year) to € 3.539,- (fourth year)
  • There are excellent benefits including a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%, and a solid pension scheme.
  • A minimum of 232 leave hours in case of full-time employment based on a formal workweek of 38 hours. A full-time employment in practice means 40 hours a week, therefore resulting in 96 extra leave hours on an annual basis.
  • Free access to sports facilities on campus.
  • You will have a training programme as part of the Twente Graduate School of the University of Twente where you and your supervisors will determine a plan for a suitable education and supervision.

Information and application

Are you interested in this position? Please send your application via the 'Apply now' button below before March 31 and should include:

For more information regarding this position, you are welcome to contact Prof dr. ir. David Marpaung, david.marpaung@utwente.nl.

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About the department

Our group performs research on advanced integrated photonic structures as platforms to enhance and control nonlinear and optomechanical interactions of light with matter. We pursue application in next-generation microwave photonic signal processing systems and advance light sources.

We are part of the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology at the University of Twente, the Netherlands.

About the organisation

The Faculty of Science & Technology (Technische Natuurwetenschappen, TNW) engages some 700 staff members and 2000 students in education and research on the cutting edge of chemical technology, applied physics and biomedical technology. Our fields of application include sustainable energy, process technology and materials science, nanotechnology and technical medicine. As part of a people-first tech university that aims to shape society, individuals and connections, our faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad, and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders. Our research has a high profile both in the Netherlands and internationally and is strengthened by the many young researchers working on innovative projects with as doctoral candidates and post-docs. It has been accommodated in three multidisciplinary UT research institutes: Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Centre and Digital Society Institute.

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Marpaung, D.A.I. (David)

Marpaung, D.A.I. (David)
Full Professor

Marpaung, D.A.I. (David)
Full Professor

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Selection.
The selection committee will review your application and you will receive a response within 2 weeks after the vacancy has been closed.

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1st interview.
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2nd interview.
In the second interview, we will further discuss the job content, your skills and your talents.

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The offer.
If the conversations are positive, you will be made a suitable offer. If applicable, we will sign you up for screening.

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