10/02/2021

PhD student in integrated photonics

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    ETH Zurich
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    EngineeringElectrical engineering
    EngineeringOther
    PhysicsOptics
    PhysicsOther
    TechnologyNanotechnology
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    12/03/2021 12:26 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Switzerland › Zurich
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    41

OFFER DESCRIPTION

The Optical Nanomaterial Laboratory at the Physics Department of ETH Zurich is looking for a PhD student in integrated photonics.

Project background

Optical spectroscopy is one of the most powerful tools to analyse chemical compositions of gases and other substances. Laser spectroscopy in its many forms is routinely used to monitor for example methane in the environment and carbon dioxide in sensitive areas. With the advancement of integrated optics, optical detection methods can fulfil the increasing demand for accurate, precise and sensitive measurements in a small footprint and cost-effective sensor.

Job description

This PhD project aims to fabricate miniature optoelectronic devices from lithium niobate thin films. Most current flat photonic structures are passive, here the goal is to create multifunctional active devices that can be actively tuned without changing the hardware design. The project involves the fabrication of optoelectronic devices by top-down methods, the optical characterization using custom-built setups, numerical modelling, and the development of photonic devices with nonlinear materials for sensing applications.

Your profile

The successful candidate should be highly motivated and creative, should have a Master’s degree in physics, electric engineering, optics, material sciences, or related fields, and be interested in working in an interdisciplinary environment at the interface of nanotechnology, photonics and materials.

ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.

Interested?

The preferred starting date is between April and October 2021.

We look forward to receiving your application online including:

  • Cover letter,
  • CV,
  • Transcripts of Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees,
  • Contact information of two referees.

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

For further information please contact Prof. Rachel Grange, grange@phys.ethz.ch (no applications) or visit our website www.ong.ethz.ch.

More Information

Web site for additional job details

Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Engineering
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Engineering
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Physics
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Physics
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Technology
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4
Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
ETH Zurich
Switzerland
Zurich
8006
Rämistrasse 101

EURAXESS offer ID: 603800
Posting organisation offer ID: 154224

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