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​PhD student in photonic integrated circuits research​PhD student in photonic integrated circuits research <p style="text-align:center;">​<strong>PhD student in photonic integrated circuits research </strong></p><div style="text-align:justify;"></div><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-3 ms-rteFontSize-1"><strong><strong style="text-align:center;">Position D</strong>escription</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-3 ms-rteFontSize-1"><strong> </strong>This job description is for <strong>a joint PhD position</strong> offered by the Brussels Photonics (B-PHOT) group at <strong>Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB, Belgium, <a href=""></a>)</strong> and the<strong> Physics Institute of Cantabria at the University of Cantabria</strong><strong> (UC, Spain, <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=c8654d1e-4194-43ed-a8b0-0eb418ce808a&TermSetId=e30ce72e-2643-460c-921b-e97703505797&TermId=c334face-52ed-450a-8c50-69bd212dba11"></a></strong></span><strong style="font-family:"times new roman", times, serif;font-size:9pt;">)</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-3 ms-rteFontSize-1"> With 40 researchers from more than 15 different countries, B-PHOT at VUB is a renowned research group that has been active in the field of photonics for more than 35 years. </span><span style="font-family:"times new roman", times, serif;font-size:9pt;">Over the past decade, the group also acquired expertise on photonic integrated circuits (PICs) made of e.g. Indium Phosphide (InP). After designing the PICs, the fabrication is outsourced to so-called photonic foundries, and finally the PICs are tested in B-PHOT’s state-of-the-art lab facilities. Several important proof-of-concept demonstrations have been realized over the years. For example, B-PHOT’s nonlinear photonics team led by ERC Grant Holder prof. Nathalie Vermeulen showed that laser pulses propagating in PICs can experience exponentially growing spectral broadening when the PICs are covered with the two-dimensional material of graphene [N. Vermeulen et al., Nat. Comm. 9, 2675 (2018)]. </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="font-family:"times new roman", times, serif;font-size:9pt;">B-PHOT also closely collaborates with prof. Ana Quirce from the Physics Institute of Cantabria at UC in Spain. </span><span style="font-family:"times new roman", times, serif;font-size:9pt;">The institute is specialized in the modelling and experimental characterization of the nonlinear behavior of semiconductor lasers, such as Vertical Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers and Discrete Mode Lasers, when they are subject to external perturbations. </span><span style="font-family:"times new roman", times, serif;font-size:9pt;">In recent years, the group has established a research line on the generation of optical pulses using Gain-Switched Semiconductor Lasers to generate Optical Frequency Combs (OFCs) [A. Quirce et al., IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quant. Elec. 25, 1500109 (2018)] with applications in spectroscopy, optical communications and LIDAR. In her previous position at B-PHOT, prof. Quirce initiated her new research interest in PICs, researching the generation of OFCs using the InP PIC platform. She currently is in the process of translating this expertise to establish a new PICs research group at the Physics Institute of Cantabria. </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-3 ms-rteFontSize-1"><strong>This joint PhD position at VUB and UC (duration: 4 years) will be focused on research with pulsed lasers integrated on InP PICs. </strong>When using modelocking as the pulsing mechanism, very short pulses of a few picoseconds can be generated in these on-chip lasers, with application possibilities in datacom, sensing and many other fields. At VUB B-PHOT, modelocking was successfully obtained over the past year. Whereas on-chip modelocked laser development is a very promising field, there is still much to be explored in this research area in order to fully exploit the potential of these lasers. </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-3 ms-rteFontSize-1"> <strong>The main goal of the PhD researcher will be to model and design InP PICs with on-chip modelocked lasers, and to perform experiments with the fabricated PICs in collaboration with the teams of prof. Vermeulen at VUB and prof. Quirce at UC.</strong> The PhD candidate will spend most of his/her time at VUB, the main host institution, to carry out experiments with the PICs, and will also travel a few times per year to UC for modelling and design work. Through this theoretical and experimental research at 2 different labs located in Belgium and Spain, the PhD candidate will acquire international research experience and obtain new insights in on-chip lasers and PICs in general. In view of the novelty of this research field, there will be plenty of opportunity for the PhD researcher to build up a strong research track record with high-impact publications.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-3 ms-rteFontSize-1"><strong>Profile</strong></span></p><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:medium none;padding:0px;"><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-3 ms-rteFontSize-1">• Required degree: Master in Physics or Master in Engineering. </span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-3 ms-rteFontSize-1">• You have good knowledge of optics and photonics, and you know the basic concepts of lasers and optical waveguides. </span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-3 ms-rteFontSize-1">• You have practical experience with experimental optical setups. </span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-3 ms-rteFontSize-1">• Programming experience, e.g. with Matlab, is a plus. </span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-3 ms-rteFontSize-1">• You are very motivated to pursue a PhD in photonics and you are good at working independently while also enjoying collaboration with others. </span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-3 ms-rteFontSize-1">• You are well organized and are used to planning your work to reach your goals in due time. </span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-3 ms-rteFontSize-1">• You have good verbal and written communication skills in English. If needed, you can take evening classes in English language during your PhD term to improve your language skills. </span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-3 ms-rteFontSize-1">• You are willing to travel between VUB in Belgium and UC in Spain a few times per year, and to attend international conferences for presenting your research results. </span></p></blockquote><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-3 ms-rteFontSize-1"> Candidates who have not yet acquired their Master’s degree can apply and participate in the selection procedure, but need to offer proof of registration in their Master's programme and need to have complied with all diploma requirements before starting the PhD position. </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-3 ms-rteFontSize-1"><strong>Offer</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-3 ms-rteFontSize-1"><strong> </strong>We offer a <strong>4-year PhD contract with an attractive salary on a pay scale laid down by Belgian university rules.</strong> This contract also includes <strong>hospitalization insurance and reimbursement of transportation costs</strong> to work. <strong>The preferred starting date is the 1st of October 1st, 2021.</strong> </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-3 ms-rteFontSize-1"> At VUB and UC, we provide a friendly, dynamic and international work place. At the main host institution VUB, you will be working in B-PHOT’s top-level lab facilities and brand new offices at the VUB Photonics Campus (<a href=""></a>). The campus is situated in Gooik (Brussels area), Belgium, and can be reached by train in combination with a dedicated shuttle service. The Physics Institute of Cantabria is situated in Santander, Spain, which is within walking distance from the city center (<a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=c8654d1e-4194-43ed-a8b0-0eb418ce808a&TermSetId=e30ce72e-2643-460c-921b-e97703505797&TermId=5bacefb3-08e5-4e2f-9d8f-53b8af4e8639"></a>).</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-3 ms-rteFontSize-1"><strong>Interested?</strong> </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-3 ms-rteFontSize-1">Interested in this PhD position? Please submit your detailed CV (including a copy of the Master diploma and a Transcript of Records), 2 recommendation letters and a concise motivation letter <strong>before the 1 st of August 2021 </strong>to prof. Nathalie Vermeulen ( and prof. Ana Quirce (<span style="font-family:"times new roman", times, serif;font-size:12px;text-align:justify;"></span>). </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-3 ms-rteFontSize-1">The selection process will take place in two steps: first, the file of each applicant will be reviewed. Besides the criteria enlisted above, applications will be evaluated based on their overall quality. </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-3 ms-rteFontSize-1">Secondly, selected candidates will be invited to a (teleconference) interview and then it will be decided to whom the position will be offered.<br></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-3 ms-rteFontSize-1"><img src="/en-us/PublishingImages/Lists/JobVacancies/AllItems/Foto%20BPHOT.JPG" alt="Foto BPHOT.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:1075px;height:447px;" /><br></span></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-3 ms-rteFontSize-1"><strong>360º picture of B-PHOT’s demonstration lab for photonic integrated circuits</strong><br></span></p>2021-06-02T22:00:00Z2021-07-01T12:00:00Z
FACE Platform open positions Platform open positions <p>​<span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0 ms-rteFontFace-3 ms-rteFontSize-4">FACE Platform open positions</span></p><p><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-3">Deadline: open until all positions are covered. </strong></p><p><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-3"><span aria-hidden="true"></span>Starting date: preferably June-July 2021.<span aria-hidden="true"></span></strong></p><p><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-3"><span style="font-family:"times new roman",serif;font-size:12pt;"><font color="#000000">Contact: <strong class="ms-rteFontSize-3"><span style="font-family:"times new roman",serif;font-size:12pt;"><a><font color="#000000"></font></a><font color="#000000">, </font><a><font color="#000000"></font></a></span></strong></font></span></strong></p><p><strong>FACE</strong> consortium is seeking Data Scientists, App developers, Data Engineers and Distributed Computing experts to build a data-driven modelling and simulation platform in the context of social and epidemiological models.</p><p><strong>FACE (</strong>FAIR Computational Epidemiology) is a consortium of the <a href=""><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Spanish National Research Council</span></a> (CSIC), participated by institutes located in different Spanish cities: <a href="/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">IFCA</span></a> (Santander), <a href=""><span style="text-decoration:underline;">IFISC</span></a> (Palma de Mallorca), <a href=""><span style="text-decoration:underline;">CEAB</span></a> (Blanes, Catalonia) and <a href=""><span style="text-decoration:underline;">IEGD</span></a> (Madrid) and will be operative at least until December 2022. We are now seeking ten full-time experts in computing with the skills, know-how and the spirit to face the challenges inherent in this research project.</p><p>For each of the positions we offer a <strong>1.5-year (18 months) contract from June-July 2021 up to December 31st 2022</strong>. The <strong>gross annual salary will be between  30000€ and 40000€, according to the CSIC scales and the candidate qualifications</strong>. The contract includes all the benefits of the Spanish Public Health and Social Security system. Applications are welcome until the positions are filled. Upon agreement, remote work is an option. </p><p>Starting date: preferably <strong>June-July 2021</strong>.</p><p>For each of the profiles offered, these are the particular skills needed: </p><p><strong>2 positions with a background in data science</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>These positions will involve mining, cleaning, handling and standardizing data used as input in the modeling simulation.</li><li>The positions will be carried out at <strong>IFISC </strong>and <strong>IEGD</strong>.</li><li>Required skills:</li></ul><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Knowledge of data analysis.</li><li>Experience in the use of machine learning algorithms.</li><li>Database management (including MongoDB, postGRES, SQL).</li><li>Experience with graphics tools and spatial analysis using GIS, valuing  experience with ArcGIS.</li><li>Knowledge of python programming language, knowledge of other languages is also desirable.</li><li>A master's degree or other graduate degree in science or engineering.</li></ul><p><strong>1 positions with a background in high performance computing</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>This position will deal with the creation of the code for the models to be developed in the platform. </li><li>Position to be carried out at <strong>IFISC</strong></li><li>Required skills:</li></ul><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Expertise in C++ programming.</li><li>Experience in the use of computer clusters.</li><li>Access to databases (including MongoDB, postGRES, MySQL).</li><li>A master's degree or other graduate degree in science or engineering.</li></ul><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>The following skills will be valued:</li><ul style="list-style-type:circle;"><li>Knowledge of spatial analysis using GIS.</li><li>Knowledge of python or other programming languages.</li><li>Experience in programming agent-based models</li></ul></ul><p><strong>2 position with background on data visualization and user interface/mobile app development</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>This position will deal with the interface to allow users to interact with the platform. As such, the candidate will be expected to develop front-end and user interfaces for the project, with strong focus on user experience design and interface experience (UI & UX).</li><li>The position will be carried out at <strong>IFISC </strong>and at <strong>CEAB</strong>.</li></ul><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Required skills:</li></ul><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Experience working as a full-stack developer.</li><li>Experience building web user interfaces, with strong focus on user experience (UI & UX).</li><li>Experience developing Android and iOS web applications, particularly using Flutter. (For the CEAB contract this is a requirement, for the one at IFISC it is a valued skill).</li><li>Knowledge of Python, HTML5, CSS and JavaScript. Knowledge of key JS frameworks (ReactJS, Agular, Vue.js, NodeJS) particularly valued.</li></ul><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Valued skills:</li></ul><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Experience with test-driven development, unit testing and functional testing.</li></ul><p><strong>2 positions with background in distributed computing.</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>These positions will deal with the operations, development and integration of the distributed computing and storage platform offered by the project, following a Cloud computing model, working with highly distributed environments.</li><li>The positions to be carried out at <strong>IFCA</strong>.</li></ul><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Required skills:</li></ul><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Proficiency working with Linux environments.</li><li>Experience working with distributed systems, especially Cloud infrastructures, including data analytics tools for big data processing.</li><li>Knowledge on serverless infrastructures and other novel computing models.</li><li>Knowledge on database systems (SQL, NoSQL, postgreSQL).</li><li>A master's degree or other graduate degree in computer science or a related field.</li></ul><p><strong>3 positions with a background on programming</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>These positions will deal with the development of the required modules for the FACE platform. It is expected that the candidate must deal with integration tasks, developing internal (RPC) and public (REST) interfaces, working closely with the operations, deployment and integration team.</li><li>The positions will be carried out at <strong>IFCA</strong>, <strong>IEGD</strong> and <strong>CEAB</strong>.</li></ul><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Required skills:</li></ul><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Proficiency in Python. Knowledge of other programming languages is desirable (Rust, Go).</li><li>Experience with test-driven development, unit testing and functional testing.</li><li>A Master's degree in Computer Science or a related field.</li></ul><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>The following skills will be valued:</li><ul style="list-style-type:circle;"><li>Knowledge of API programming (REST), web services and RPC.</li><li>Knowledge of data analytics tools for big data processing.</li><li>Knowledge on database systems (SQL, NoSQL).</li><li>Knowledge of HTML5, CSS and JavaScript. Desirable knowledge of JS frameworks (ReactJS, Angular, Vue.js).</li></ul></ul><p>It is necessary to have team working skills, self-motivation, excellent organizational skills with attention to detail and accuracy.</p><p>For further enquiries and to submit the applications candidates must use the following email</p><p>The required information to apply to these positions is:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Curriculum vitae with details on studies, background and previous experience.</li></ul><p>For each of the positions we offer a <strong>1.5-year (18 months) contract from June-July 2021 up to December 31st 2022</strong>. The <strong>gross annual salary will be between  30000€ and 40000€, according to the CSIC scales and the candidate qualifications</strong>. The contract includes all the benefits of the Spanish Public Health and Social Security system. Applications are welcome until the positions are filled. Upon agreement, remote work is an option. </p><p>Starting date: preferably June-July 2021.</p>2021-04-28T22:00:00Z2021-08-01T10:00:00Z
​H2020 SPACE XMM2ATHENA Public Outreach position​H2020 SPACE XMM2ATHENA Public Outreach position<div style="text-align:justify;"></div><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1"><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1"><span style="left:94.6667px;top:132.459px;"><strong>Instituto de Física de Cantabria (CSIC-UC), Santander, Spain</strong></span><span style="left:94.6667px;top:170.293px;"><span aria-hidden="true"></span></span></span><br></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1"><strong>​</strong><span style="left:94.6667px;top:94.6259px;"><strong>H2020 SPACE XMM2ATHENA </strong></span><span style="left:324.667px;top:94.6259px;"><strong>Public Outreach</strong></span><span style="left:474.667px;top:94.6259px;"><strong> position</strong><br></span></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1"><span style="left:94.6667px;top:170.293px;">We invite applications for </span><span style="left:364.667px;top:170.293px;">post-graduate</span><span style="left:494.667px;top:170.293px;"> positions to participate in the H2020 </span><span style="left:94.6667px;top:189.126px;">XMM2ATHENA project. XMM2ATHENA is a collaboration of 9 European Institutes </span><span style="left:94.6667px;top:208.126px;">including members of the XMM-Newton Science ground segment along with key </span><span style="left:94.6667px;top:226.959px;">members of the Athena Science ground segment. The goal of the project is to </span><span style="left:94.6667px;top:245.959px;">develop new, innovative methods to maximise the return from the current X-ray </span><span style="left:94.6667px;top:264.793px;">Observatory XMM-Newton and prepare for the forthcoming X-ray mission Athena.</span><span style="left:94.6667px;top:302.626px;"><br></span></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1"><span style="left:94.6667px;top:302.626px;">This position will be hosted at IFCA in Santander, Spain. IFCA (excellence </span><span style="left:94.6667px;top:321.626px;">centre Maria de Maeztu) participates in the XMM2ATHENA project and in the XMM-</span><span style="left:94.6667px;top:340.459px;">Newton Survey Science Centre, and hosts the Athena X-ray observatory Community </span><span style="left:94.6667px;top:359.459px;">Office. The X-ray group at IFCA is also involved in the science definition of </span><span style="left:94.6667px;top:378.293px;">Athena and the development of software algorithms for Athena/X-IFU instrument.</span><span style="left:94.6667px;top:416.126px;"><br></span></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1"><span style="left:94.6667px;top:416.126px;"><strong>Tasks:</strong></span><span style="left:94.6667px;top:435.126px;"><br></span></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1"><span style="left:94.6667px;top:435.126px;">The successful candidate will be part of the Communication Work Package and her </span><span style="left:94.6667px;top:453.959px;">tasks will include: development of the web page of the project, production of </span><span style="left:94.6667px;top:472.959px;">outreach (PO) materials and resources, and participation in PO events and </span><span style="left:94.6667px;top:491.793px;">activities for the general public.<br></span></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1"><span style="left:94.6667px;top:491.793px;"></span><span style="left:94.6667px;top:529.626px;"><strong>Requirements:</strong></span><span style="left:94.6667px;top:548.626px;"><br></span></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1"><span style="left:94.6667px;top:548.626px;">The post is open to candidates of any nationality (PhD is not required).</span><span style="left:94.6667px;top:567.459px;">The candidate is expected to have: experience in outreach activities and skills </span><span style="left:94.6667px;top:586.459px;">in multimedia design applications and in web pages management. Fluency in </span><span style="left:94.6667px;top:605.293px;">English (written and spoken) is required.</span><span style="left:94.6667px;top:624.293px;"> The post is for up to three years, starting in April 2021. IFCA is an equal-</span><span style="left:94.6667px;top:643.126px;">opportunity employer. We encourage, in particular, applications by women and by </span><span style="left:94.6667px;top:662.126px;">members of minorities.</span><span style="left:94.6667px;top:699.959px;"><br></span></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1"><span style="left:94.6667px;top:699.959px;"><strong>Application:</strong><br></span></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1"><span style="left:94.6667px;top:699.959px;"></span><span style="left:94.6667px;top:718.793px;">Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae highlighting previous experience in </span><span style="left:94.6667px;top:737.793px;">outreach activities to Maite Ceballos ( ) <strong>before 15 </strong></span><span style="left:94.6667px;top:756.626px;"><strong>March 2021</strong>.</span><span style="left:94.6667px;top:794.459px;"><br></span></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1"><span style="left:94.6667px;top:794.459px;"><strong>Included Benefits:</strong></span><span style="left:94.6667px;top:813.459px;"><br></span></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1"><span style="left:94.6667px;top:813.459px;">Additional funding for conferences, collaboration and personal equipment is </span><span style="left:94.6667px;top:832.293px;">available. The position includes full access to the Spanish healthcare system </span><span style="left:94.6667px;top:851.293px;">(medical, sick leave, maternity leave)</span></span></p>2021-02-21T23:00:00Z2021-03-15T10:00:00Z

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