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40 uur - Smart Photonics

Principal Scientist

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Your creative brain and ideas will lead to generating new ideas and propositions through providing novel insights in the field of photonics.

Job Description

Do you have a true passion about Photonics? And are you ready for a new step in your career?

In this position you drive the innovations in our R&D team to develop the newest generation of Photonics Integrated Chips. You are the one who will connect our research capabilities with product development needs for SMART Photonics. This entails working with external photonics partners, our customers, and the multidisciplinary teams in Research and Development, engineering and sales. Your know-how of the manufacturing and functionality of our Photonic Integrated Chips will be the input for setting strategic direction to build solutions in R&D and towards our global partners and customers. Your creative brain and ideas will lead to the generation of novel insights in the field of photonics. You get the opportunity to build the competencies of the R&D team, and support and lead them on a functional level.

We are looking for a person who has •At least an MSc degree (PhD is preferred) in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Photonics or a related topic •At least 10 years of experience in a technical/R&D role in semiconductor or photonics industry •Solid analytical and creative thinking skills for effective decision making               •Ability to plan strategically as well as execute on tactical day-to-day activities •Ability to effectively manage an urgent/crisis communication and drive a team to find quick solutions to critical problems •A natural independent drive to take responsibility and ownership to get the job done, stay focused and be pro-active. •Embodies cooperation and co-creation. These are key to our success.

We offer The opportunity to become part of a new revolution in chip technology in the field of Photonics, like micro electronics was in the ‘70s. At SMART Photonics you will work with talented and passionate people in an informal, sincere and open culture. Being part of a scale-up means you will have a broad and entrepreneurial role in a dynamic & exciting environment with the opportunity to grow rapidly alongside our company’s growth while you truly see the results of your efforts and added value. We keep our processes simple and functional to stay agile, also in our growth in the coming years.

Are you ready to join us and strengthen SMART Photonics’ role as a market leader?

Interested? Are you up for a challenge by playing a key role within our R&D environment resulting in further development of Integrated Photonics across a dynamic Start-up environment? Feel free to apply.

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  • Photonics Leader
  • Principal Scientist
  • Align with customers, colleagues and partners
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