R&D Engineer (PhD )

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R&D Engineer (PhD)


Eindhoven HTC, The Netherlands


40 to 32 hours

Last week the European Union announces the European Chips Act in which they invest 43 billion Euros to strengthen its position as a technological leader in the semiconductor value chain. We expect huge expansion next year as result of this deal. Our R&D team is preparing for the next steps and to be fully ready, we are recruiting extra R&D Engineers.

Within the R&D team, you intensively collaborate with our scientists, direct R&D colleagues, product management, and other involved colleagues and departments. You challenge is to critically and precisely engineer specific device modules based upon the given technical and functional requirements. You offer deep understanding of integrated photonics and industry insights so you can critically push back on the given requirements and its feasibility.

Daily tasks: 

  • Develop and improve device solutions and compact models to be offered in SMART Photonics PDK.
  • Understanding of our customer needs and able to translate them to useful, manufacturable, and qualitative devices
  • Design of Experiments to be included on MPW’s for qualification of our devices.
  • Combination of Cleanroom work, Designing, Testing and Improvement.
  • Collaboration with R&D team and cross sectorial teams involved.
  • Participation in improvement projects, 8D’s and /or FMEA’s.
  • For the more senior engineers we expect you to guide and coach your team members and act as a sparring partner for the Manager R&D.


We are looking for a person who has /is

  • A PhD in the field of Integrated Photonics is a must-have.
  • Strong affinity with semi-conductor fabrication technologies and products
  • Able and willing to work in a scale-up environment. Understanding and accepting both the positive such as an unique technology, best industry insights, making an impact and potential huge growth as well as the more demanding side; hectically environment and changing conditions.
  • Good communicator and able to get things done.
  • A natural independent drive to get things done and ownership

We offer

  • Personal development and professional growth, via extra courses, training on the job, extra guidance and several training options.
  • State-of-the-art technology in your field of interest.
  • A talented group of passionate and international colleagues, in a growing and promising company.
  • We are acknowledged as a High Tech company, we meet all visa requirements and support and guide international relocations when needed.
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