EPFL, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, is one of the most dynamic university campuses in Europe and ranks among the top 20 universities worldwide. The EPFL employs more than 6,000 people supporting the three main missions of the institutions: education, research and innovation. The EPFL campus offers an exceptional working environment at the heart of a community of more than 16,000 people, including over 12,000 students and 4,000 researchers from more than 120 different countries.
Your mission :
The Laboratory of Photonics and Quantum Measurements (LPQM) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) is looking for a R&D Engineer with expertise in electronics and photonics. If you’re driven to discover, create, and inspire something that has technological impact, and have an ambition to become involved in a future startup, that can shape future technology, the LPQM could be your fit. Integrated photonics has over the past decade seen major growth and is already impacting modern technologies in the form of transceivers for data-center interconnect. At EPFL we have been part of the next generation of developments, and have pioneered (published and patented) ultra-low loss nonlinear integrated photonics, notably chip scale frequency combs, which have applications ranging from massively parallel coherent communication for datacenters, to ultra-fast coherent LiDAR for autonomous driving.
Within the framework of a funded tech transfer project, we are looking for an R&D engineer/scientist with industrial and/or academic experience to work on the industrialization of a novel photonic integrated technology for use in the domain of telecommunication and ultrafast LiDAR, with the aim of launching a spin-off.
The candidate’s role will be to participate in the development of the laboratory demonstrator from the current stage of research prototype to a demonstrator that can be manufactured via foundry, and for use in applications. The candidate will be responsible for the development and engineering of control electronics, mechanical solution/simulation, and integrated photonics design. We have a strong team of engineers and scientists and several external contractors and industrial partners with extensive expertise in product development. The initial appointment is for 1 year, with the possibility of renewal.
EPFL has a campus-like environment situated in Lausanne on the shores of Lakes Geneva, and offers a unique work environment: we inspire passion, foster innovation, build collaboration, and reward excellence. LPQM hosts a unique infrastructure, with multi-million CHF investments with in-house laboratory-based testing and silicon photonics foundry.
Main duties and responsibilities include :
Your profile :
For this position, we are looking for solution-oriented candidates who match the qualities below:
We offer :
We give preference to candidate abilities, over area of specialization.
Start date :
Immediately or to be defined.
Term of employment :
The initial appointment is for 1 year, with the possibility of renewal.
Only candidates who applied through EPFL website or our partner Jobup’s website will be considered. Files sent by agencies without a mandate will not be taken into account