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Team Leader for Flat Optic Systems

Research & development - Leuven | More than two weeks ago

Guide a team of talented individuals focusing on design and characterization of flat optical components and systems that leverage imec's advanced materials and manufacturing capabilities towards exciting applications.

Team Leader for Flat Optic Systems

What you will do

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced professional to lead our Flat Optic Systems (FOS) team. Flat optic structures based on meta materials, gratings or other sub wavelength nano-scaled planar objects are enabling increased functionality and reduced cost and weight for applications such as display, holography, AR/VR and imaging among others.

As the FOS Team Lead, you will guide a team of talented individuals that leverage imec's advanced manufacturing capabilities, such as extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography and advanced materials to design and characterize cutting-edge optical systems. 

In this job, your main tasks will be: 
Team Leadership and Development:  
  • Coach and mentor team members, fostering a collaborative and innovative work environment. 
  • Set clear goals for team members and provide ongoing feedback to encourage professional growth. 
  • Develop and implement strategies to enhance team cohesion and individual potential.  
Resource Management: 
  • Manage team resources efficiently, including planning and staffing for ongoing and future projects. 
  • Optimize resource allocation to ensure the successful execution of projects within established timelines and budgets.  
Impact and Outreach:  
  • Explore opportunities to increase the impact and outreach of the FOS team within the organization and the industry. 
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify areas for collaboration and synergies.  
Operational and Technical Excellence:  
  • Ensure operational and technical excellence within the FOS team. 
  • Address technical challenges related to design or characterization, fostering a culture of problem-solving and continuous improvement.  
Talent Acquisition:  
  • Identify and recruit top talent to strengthen the FOS team. 
  • Participate in the hiring process, conducting interviews and making strategic hiring decisions.  
Collaboration and Alignment:  
  • Interact and align with group and department leadership to ensure seamless coordination and integration of FOS team activities. 
  • Communicate effectively with stakeholders to provide updates on project status and key achievements.  

What we do for you

We offer you the opportunity to join one of the world’s premier research centers in nanotechnology at its headquarters in Leuven, Belgium. With your talent, passion and expertise, you’ll become part of a team that makes the impossible possible. Together, we shape the technology that will determine the society of tomorrow.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and proud of our open, multicultural, and informal working environment with ample possibilities to take initiative and show responsibility. We commit to supporting and guiding you in this process; not only with words but also with tangible actions. Through imec.academy, 'our corporate university', we actively invest in your development to further your technical and personal growth. 

We are aware that your valuable contribution makes imec a top player in its field. Your energy and commitment are therefore appreciated by means of a market appropriate salary with many fringe benefits. 

Who you are

You have: 
  • PhD in engineering, optics, physics or equivalent, or 5 years of directly relevant experience in a research/industrial environment 
  • Extensive experience in flat optic systems, with a strong background in areas such as EUV lithography, color directors, gratings, optical guides, and meta materials and meta lenses. 
  • Proven leadership experience in managing technical teams, fostering a culture of innovation and collaboration. 
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to address technical challenges in the field. 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate with team members and stakeholders. 
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and attract top talent to the team.  
If are passionate about both the technical aspects of flat optic systems and the professional development of your team, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity. Join us in pushing you the boundaries of optical innovation and making a significant impact in various application domains.
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