Your Role 

To reinforce our R&D team in Ghent, Belgium, we are looking for a committed Photonics Engineer for the continuous optimization of the integrated photonics components. Your role in our pioneering therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) solution: 

  • Design and simulate silicon photonic components and circuits 
  • Maintain and continuously improve Axithra’s process design kit (PDK) for targeted foundry 
  • Layout photonic integrate circuits (PIC) designs (in GDS format), tape-out to fabs and follow-up 
  • Set up design of experiments (DOE) and characterize PICs 
  • Organize and analyse the characterization results to validate performance 
  • Conduct yield analyses for design optimization 
  • Interface internally and externally for PIC fabrication, assembly, packaging, and testing 
  • Contribute to risk analyses and design reviews to ensure the delivered PIC meets the requirements for successful product integration 
  • Work within the Axithra quality framework 
  • Coach and mentor employees as needed 
  • Prepare and write technical reports and other documentation 

Job Requirements 

  • A PhD in electronics or photonics, or equivalent industrial experience 
  • 2+ years of hands-on experience in silicon photonics, especially in designing, simulating, and characterizing passive optical components (waveguides, splitters, gratings, mux/demux, …) 
  • Strong knowledge of photonic simulation and layout software (Lumerical, FIMMWAVE, IPKISS, Synopsys, …) 
  • Knowledge of PIC biosensors is a plus 
  • Previous experience of PIC-microfluidics integration is a plus 
  • You work precisely and accurately and have good organizational skills 
  • You are proactive and a problem solver 
  • You are a team player and work effectively in a multidisciplinary, multinational team, able to communicate fluently in English 
Job Location: Gent

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