Process Engineer (HBO or MSc) (V36.3521)

Process Engineer (HBO or MSc)

Non academic staff (supporting staff)
Department of Electrical Engineering
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Job description

Photonics is widely regarded as the key enabling technology of the 21st century and its application and use in many scientific and industrial fields is accelerated though Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs), which combine many optical components into a miniaturized chip format. Similar as electronic ICs, PICs are revolutionizing areas such as healthcare, communication and sensing and have the potential to be disruptive to the whole society.

Photonic Integration

Our goal is to advance photonic integration technology towards industrial use within an open innovation framework and we work together with key Dutch players in the photonics industry to coordinate access to this technology, enhance existing photonic platforms and provide research and development services for companies. The aim is to elevate state-of-the-art research results to higher technology readiness levels, thus bridging the gap between excellent scientific output and its industrial application and exploitation. 

Work Environment

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), is one of Europe’s top technological universities, in the heart of one of Europe’s largest high­tech innovation ecosystems. Research at TU/e is characterized by a combination of academic excellence and a strong real­world impact. This impact is often obtained via close collaboration with high­tech industries.

Technology development is carried out in the NanoLab@TU/e cleanroom facility of TU/e ( Both, researchers and a number of companies work in a cooperative way in this facility. NanoLab@TU/e has equipment and processes for deposition of various materials including epitaxy, atomic layer deposition, optical (including an ASML DUV scanner) and electron beam lithography, and (dry) etching techniques.

Job requirements

Your Match

The process engineer we are looking for will start with a 1 year position (prolongation for 4 years is depending on performance). We are looking for candidates with a completed HBO or MSc study program focusing on applied sciences, applied physics, electrical and electronic engineering, microelectronics, photonics or microfabrication technology. The candidate should have strong affinity with hands-on experimental work. Experience with cleanroom work is an advantage but not necessary; recent graduates are also encouraged to apply. She/he should also have an inquisitive character and be prepared to expand her/his acquired knowledge. The candidate should have a solution-oriented mentality as well as good command of English language.

Your Responsibilities

You will be expected

- to work in a cleanroom laboratory to fabricate InP photonic integrated circuits

- to carry out process development

- to execute (and draft) process fabrication flows

- work and communicate efficiently in a team environment and proactively contribute with your own ideas and solutions

- report and document technical progress

- maintain fabrication processes

Your Team                                                              

The development team consists of young and dynamic experts that all have the aim of making photonic integrated circuits a mainstream technology. We believe in a solution oriented approach to reach our goals.

Conditions of employment

We offer

- a challenging job within a dynamic setting, where you can develop further your technical skills

- a unique mix between academic and industrial environment due to our close collaboration with research groups at the university and also our industrial partners.

- a salary between €2204,- and €4166,- gross per month, depending on knowledge and experience level

- an attractive package of fringe benefits, including excellent technical infrastructure, savings schemes, and excellent sports facilities, holiday allowance (8%, May), and end­of­year bonus (8.3%, December). Foreign experts may benefit from the 30% tax regulation in order to get a higher net salary, when granted.

Information and application


If interested, please use 'apply now'-button at the top of this page. You should upload the following:

  • A detailed curriculum vitae, a letter of motivation and portfolio with relevant work.
  • A cover letter explaining your motivation and suitability for the position.
  • Contact information of two references.
  • Copies of diplomas with course grades.

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