Integrated photonic quantum postdoctoral researcher

Integrated photonic quantum postdoctoral researcher

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25 May 19 Jun Eindhoven

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Job description

TU/e is a leading international university of technology specializing in Engineering Science & Technology. Through excellent teaching and research, we contribute to progress in the technical sciences, to the development of technological innovations, and as a result to the growth of prosperity and welfare in the region and beyond. TU/e maintains close links with industry, healthcare and the building & logistics sectors.

Quantum Delta Eindhoven hub

Quantum Delta NL is public-private foundation, launched in 2020 with the mandate to coordinate and execute the Netherland's National Agenda for Quantum Technology (NAQT). Recently Quantum Delta NL has been awarded, in the context of the National Growth Fund, €615 million from the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy to power the advancement of quantum technology.

TU/e hosts one of the five Quantum Delta NL major quantum hubs, collaborating on innovation by bringing together top-quality scientists, engineers, students, and entrepreneurs, working together on the frontier of quantum technology.

One of the priorities in the Eindhoven Quantum hub is the implementation of quantum-enabling technologies and test-bed for its validation, test and certification. Its mission is to perform fundamental and applied research to push the boundaries of quantum devices, materials and technology development and to develop novel methods, applications and use cases to the benefit of society.

Job description

We are seeking a photonic integration (PIC) postdoctoral researcher to join team of the KAT2 project of the national growth fund quantum delta NL, that will deliver PIC based solutions and miniaturized modules for quantum cryptography and authentication systems.

The candidate will work in a team composed of postdoc researchers, assistant/associate professors, engineers, PhDs, and students. The candidate will interact with experts on photonic integration and QKD systems and with the team establishing the testbed for quantum secure communications and networking.


You will be assigned to the Terahertz & Quantum Systems laboratory, which is part of the ECO group, focusing on system-on-chip approaches for Terahertz and Quantum systems, using electronics, photonics and their co-integration. In KAT2 the laboratory contributes to developing PIC based solutions for QKD systems, creating facilities for the characterization, test, and evaluation of quantum technologies, devices, sub-systems, and networking and its applications to edge, 5G and other use cases. These are used to further support the development and operations for the KAT2 activities of the Eindhoven quantum hub.

You will therefore support the research activities of the group and its projects in the following areas:
  • System-on-chip development using photonic, electronics and their co-integration
  • Integrated quantum photonic devices and sub-systems
  •  Design, simulation and final layout of devices and sub-systems such as Alice, Bob, Charlie and QRNG
  • Optical and RF characterization of devices.
  • Making sure proper design and interfacing for system test and evaluation
  • Perform test & experiments as needed to support design optimization and proposals

This is a full-time position located at TU/e, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

The requested start of work as soon as possible thereafter.


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)


The successful candidate shall have:
  • A PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics, or related disciplines
  • Experience with PIC design; experience with IC is an asset
  • Familiarity with photonics foundry PDKs, layout, or test automation is an asset
  • Understanding of the fabrication process of integrated circuits photonics and electronics
  • Understanding of quantum devices and systems-QRNG, QKD, is an asset
  • Experience in simulation and testing of PIC in laboratory conditions
  • Affinity with working in academic research lab with PhD, Postdocs and MSc students
  • Comfortable working in a diverse, multi-disciplinary team ranging from quantum and cryptography theory, 5G engineering, up to business development
  • Outstanding teamwork skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills

Conditions of employment

  • You will work in a dynamic and ambitious university with the possibility to present your work at international conferences.
  • Full-time employment for minimum one year (PostDoc) up to a maximum 3 years.
  • You will have free access to high-quality training programs for research and valorization, professional development courses for PhD students, and didactical courses of the TEACH training program.
  • A gross monthly salary between €3.420,00 and €4.490,- (on a full-time basis), depending on experience and knowledge. Salary is in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement of the Dutch Universities.
  • Additionally, an annual holiday allowance of 8% of the yearly salary, plus a year-end allowance of 8.3% of the annual salary.
  • A broad package of fringe benefits (including an excellent technical infrastructure, moving expenses, and savings schemes).
  • Family-friendly initiatives are in place, such as an international spouse program, and excellent on-campus children day care and sports facilities.


  • Postdoc
  • Engineering
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • Doctorate
  • V36.5681


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)

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