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Research Technician for Optical Measurement Lab

Research Technician for Optical Measurement Lab

Overig wetenschappelijk personeel
Irène Curie Fellowship
Electrical Engineering


Were you always fascinated by the science and technology of photonics and at the same time preferred a hands-on, practical approach in your work? Would you like to contribute to managing and creating new experimental setups, work with researchers on state-of-the-art instruments to gather data for cutting-edge photonics research? Then you should read on and consider applying to this vacancy.

Job Description

The Photonic Integration (PHI) research group as part of the Electrical Engineering Department performs research and education in the field of integrated photonics. Our research is aimed at finding innovative solutions to the challenges in sensing, computation and information transport with photonics. This video tells you more about the role of integrated photonics today and in the future. We cover the complete range of activities from the design, simulation, fabrication up to characterization and measurement of photonic devices and circuits. In addition, the PhI group plays a key role in the photonics education programs at TU/e and has intensive links to industrial partners, among others ASML, Prodrive, Microsoft, Smart Photonics, Nvidia, TNO and PhotonFirst.

Due to recent collaborations in several larger research and development projects, the group is growing and with that the amount of measurement activities as well. Therefore, we are looking for someone to fill in a technical staff position supporting the measurement activities. Your role is to manage, maintain and extend the measurement facilities of the group. For that, you will be optimizing existing procedures and devising new methods to provide setup sharing and measurement access to group members. Furthermore, you are expected to skill-up, if needed, in basic photonic device characterization and support fellow researchers in building up specialized experimental setups. Lab activities will involve working with test and measurement setups, and the use of software such as python.

Responsibilities include:

  • maintenance of the setups and the measurement lab
  • perform assembly and packaging of photonic devices that are relevant to research and education
  • maintain inventory of lab equipment and source new equipment 
  • extend existing lab courses and create new measurement based education activities
  • introduce and guide students and researchers in performing measurement tasks
  • Additional project management tasks can be included if desired.


  • A completed HBO/WO (university of applied sciences/university) degree.
  • Eagerness to learn about new systems, technologies and soft and hardware frameworks.
  • A diligent, structured and systematic way of working
  • Experience in hands-on work within a lab or similar environment
  • Working proficiency in both Dutch and English (or evidence that this will satisfy in near future).
  • The willingness to work in an international, multicultural environment.

If you are concerned that you don’t meet all the requirements sufficiently, but the job does excite you, then be sure to respond, we would love to look at your profile.


An exciting position within an international yet personal university. You are right in the middle of the students, on a green campus within walking distance of the central station. Besides beautiful architecture, you will find varied workplaces and excellent sports facilities. We also offer you:

  • A fixed term position for 1,0 fte for one year, with the intention, in case of proven suitability, to extend.
  • A monthly salary of minimum € 2.960 to maximum € 4.670 for full-time employment, depending on your knowledge and experience (scale 9 or 10 collective labour agreement for Dutch Universities).
  • In addition to vacation pay, a structural end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.
  • A favorable arrangement for more holidays, up to 41 holidays based on 1,0 fte.
  • A selection model for additional fringe benefits.
  • Working hours in consultation for an optimal work-life balance.
  • Scope for your talent with advancement prospects and excellent development opportunities such as mentoring, workshops and coaching.
  • Partially paid parental leave and reimbursement for commuting expenses, working from home and the internet.
  • A generous employer contribution to the favorable ABP pension plan.

Here you can discover even more information about our conditions of employment. Build on your career at TU/e!

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More information

Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to have more information about the position, please contact dr. Weiming Yao (w.yao[at] and prof. Kevin Williams (K.A.Williams[at]
For questions about the application process or the conditions of employment, please contact Floortje de Groot, HR advisor (f.r.d.groot[at]

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If you are interested, please use the ‘apply’ button to send us your CV and letter of application with your motivation and a description of your qualifications.

Screening of candidates begins as soon as applications are received and continues until the position is filled. Where applicable, internal candidates will be given priority over external candidates where they are equally suitable.

We look forward to receiving your application!