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Signal Processing Researcher (Photonics)

Research & development - Eindhoven | More than two weeks ago

Be a part of our growing Photonics team and contribute to the next-generation Automotive, 3D Sensing, Datacom and Healthcare applications.

Signal Processing Researcher (Photonics)

What you will do

We are looking for a Signal Processing Researcher to expand our team and the photonics activities in Eindhoven. Together with your colleague you will contribute to the R&D work for 3D Sensing, Automotive, and Healthcare domains by means of (statistical) modeling, with a focus on LiDAR (sub)-systems, with corresponding algorithms and control loops.

Together with external partners and internal photonic groups in imec Belgium, we aim to extend our research capabilities into combining Silicon and Indium Phosphide photonics area for Connectivity, and Industrial (f.i. LiDAR) applications and Health thereby leveraging our existing competences. To help us achieve this goal, we are looking for a Signal Processing Researcher (Photonics) to work on photonic integrated systems. 

Your main responsibilities as a Signal Processing Researcher are:

  • Extend our simulation framework and (sub)-system models based on theory or reference/test data. Use these models to support architectural decisions and optimize the system’s performance;
  • Work on the architecture specifications and design of sub-systems such as PLLs; Receivers, Transmitters, and Digital Baseband thereby efficiently connecting different optical components such as lasers, photodiodes etc;
  • Take end-to-end responsibility of Photonic systems - architecture development, specification, design, evaluation, and demonstrations;
  • Develop (novel) algorithms and solutions for signal processing, including synchronization, compensation of non-idealities, calibration, error estimation and correction;
  • Support the specification process of hardware, software, and electronics, and circulate the requirements to subsystems as needed;
  • Work with internal and external partners for prototype design, test & validation;
  • Leverage and implement photonic and other technologies from other imec sites;
  • Your work is disseminated as inventions, publications, key technology, or directly to customers.  

What we do for you

We offer a challenging environment at the forefront of technology, in an international network of renowned industrial customers. This is your opportunity to bring new technologies to the market that will have an impact on tomorrow’s society.         

Imec The Netherlands, as an employer of choice, offers you an attractive compensation and benefits package including a 100% employer-paid pension plan and flexible working hours. Furthermore, imec-NL offers a wide range of training possibilities. For international candidates, we provide support in the relocation process.  

By joining the R&D 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 wireless, wearable and implantable healthcare applications that empower people to manage their own health. 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 (3+ years of experience) or Ph.D. degree in Electrical engineering, Applied Physics, Applied Mathematics or equivalent.
  • Solid understanding of digital filter design, (statistical) signal processing, estimation, detection theory, and system modelling is a must.
  • Good programming skills (Python, Matlab) preferable with object-oriented programming.
  • Experience with either Radar or LiDAR systems.
  • Understanding of phase noise, PLL modelling, and preferable electro-optical PLLs.
  • Proven track record to innovate either via patents or publications.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to operate in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Hands-on attitude, which means taking initiative, thinking pro-actively, having a flexible attitude and solving problems.
  • 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’.
If you have more questions about the job and the recruitment process, you can contact Mayuri Nalawade, Talent Acquisition Specialist. You can reach Mayuri at Mayuri.Nalawade.ext@imec.nl. She will be happy to assist you. If you wish to apply, then please submit your full resume and a motivation letter.

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