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Senior Researcher Photonics for Health

Research & development - Eindhoven | More than two weeks ago

As a researcher for healthcare related optics you contribute to innovative solutions that improve the future of the healthcare domain.

Senior Researcher Photonics for Health

What you will do

As a Senior Researcher Photonics, you will contribute to developing photonic applications for health solutions. This starts with building and modifying optical set-ups like interferometers, OCT configurations, and spectral analyzers. With these set-ups, you validate concepts for new clinical measurement methods. You contribute to our health research program by exploring optical techniques for measurements on the human body, validating them, and defining specifications for further technology development into integrated photonics.
Your responsibilities include:

  • Developing optical and photonic methods and configurations for sensing on and in the human body;
  • Developing technology by designing and making prototypes yourself and along with suppliers;
  • Leveraging photonic and other technology from another imec research sites;
  • Setting up and performing experiments to validate concepts and prototypes;
  • Your work is disseminated as inventions, publications, key technology, or directly to customers.

What we do for you

By joining the Health Research team in Eindhoven, you will be part of a team of disruptive innovators and thinkers. Together, with our Researchers and Engineers, you will work on implants and companions for artificial organs to develop building blocks for autonomous closed - loop care. The same team is developing methods to non-invasively measure body functions and conditions. Imec the Netherlands is part of the larger imec organization where we have wafer-scale manufacturing including photonic integrated circuits (PICs). We invite you to be part of our ambitious team where your ideas will have an impact on our society and our future lives.

Who you are

  • MSc with 4+ years of experience or Ph.D. in physics, photonics or equivalent with a few years of experience.
  • Driven to develop theoretical and applied knowledge of optical phenomena in interaction with materials and/or tissue is a plus.
  • Affiliation with biomedical applications and multiphysical systems development is a plus.
  • Affinity to design by evidence, for example by using mathematical and simulation tools, or validation on models.
  • Flexible team player, actively helping other team members, you see changes as an opportunity to learn and grow.
  • Quick learner, to be able and interested in acquiring new skills and competencies.
  • Hands-on attitude. Being able to get results in an uncertain research process.
  • Taking responsibility for the process of modeling, low-profile validation experiments, development, and validation, including communication and alignment with different imec-internal stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication skills in English (written and spoken).


Does this position sound like an interesting next step in your career at imec? Don’t hesitate to submit your application by clicking on ‘APPLY NOW’.
Should you have more questions about the job and the recruitment process, then you can connect to Mayuri Nalawade of the Talent Acquisition team. She will be happy to assist you. You can reach Mayuri by email at mayuri.nalawade.ext@imec.nl. If you wish to apply, then please submit your full resume, and include a motivation letter.