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  • Employer: International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL)
  • Location: Braga, Portugal
  • Department: Nanophotonics
  • Group/Unit: Ultrafast Bio- and Nanophotonics Group
  • Job Type: Full time
  • Contract Duration: 3 years
  • Closing Date: March 27th 2019. 23:00 (WET)
  • Salary: Competitive package and benefits


INL is seeking an outstanding and highly motivated young researcher in Physics, Photonics, Nanoengineering, or related area to conduct world-leading research in the development of energy efficient and high-speed brain-inspired (neuromorphic) nanophotonic integrated chip technologies for emerging artificial intelligence (AI) systems.

The research project forms part of a large European H2020-FETOPEN project: ChipAI (no 828841), coordinated by the supervisor of the selected candidate. In the framework of the ChipAI project, the candidate will have the unique opportunity to interact with leading European universities and major industrial partners in the areas of photonic integration and neuromorphic computing and to work in a highly interdisciplinary team. The selected candidate is expected to have the oportunity to enrol in a PhD programme during the research project.

Job Role & Key Responsibilities

The successful candidate will work on the design, fabrication and characterization of energy-efficient and high-speed brain-inspired (neuromorphic) and photonic integrated chip technologies for artificial intelligence systems. She/he will be assigned the following working plan:

  • Design and nanofabrication of neuromorphic nanoscale semiconductor light-emitting diode sources;
  • Optoelectronic advanced characterization of neuromorphic nanoscale nanophotonic integrated chips;
  • Development artificial intelligence systems based on the implemented neuromorphic nanophotonic circuits.

Job Requirements

Applicants should meet the following requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Engineering Physics, Physics, Photonics or related field;
  • Hands-on experience with photonic simulation and modeling tools (e.g., mode solvers, Finite-difference time-domain methods) and programming (e.g. Matlab, Labview) is positively evaluated;
  • Experience with semiconductors, III-V compound materials, low-dimensional nanostructures (e.g. quantum dots, wires, wells), solid-sate emitters (LEDs, lasers), and optical communications is preferred;
  • Electronic-photonic design and layout software (e.g. CAD), and optical characterization equipment and techniques (e.g. micro-electroluminescence and time-correlated single-photon counting) will be an advantage.
  • Fluency in English is required.


The work plan will be developed at the INL under the scientific guidance of Dr. Bruno Romeira. The successful candidate will be integrated in The Ultrafast Bio- and Nanophotonics Group.

Selection Committee

The selection of candidates will be carried out by a Selection Committee consisting of the following persons:

  • Dr. Bruno Romeira;
  • Dr. Jana Nieder;
  • Dr. Martin Lopez-Garcia;
  • Patrícia Oliveira – Human Resources

Duration of the contract

The total duration of the employment contract shall be 36 months and may be renewed based on the performance of the individual. In any case the contract cannot exceed the duration of the project. The expected starting date isApril, 2019.

Personal Skills

  • Strong motivation to work both independently and as part of a team in an interdisciplinary environment, with the ability to pay close attention to detail and to meet deadlines;
  • A good track record of disseminating research results.


English is the working language of INL. Therefore, excellent communication skills in English are required.

What INL offers

  • Employment contract and competitive compensation package;
  • Employees will also benefit of the various social facilities available at INL;
  • International and highly competitive environment in contact with leading edge technology.

How to Apply

International candidates are welcome to apply. Only applications in English will be accepted. The application is made online. Please click on the ‘Apply’ button;

Interested applicants should submit:

  • A motivation letter;
  • A full curriculum vitae;
  • University certificates.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Note: The documents must be submitted through the online platform Jobvite, in the “additional files” section using the “add portfolio” icon that appears in the application form.

Employment Agreement

If your application is successful and you accept our offer of employment, you will receive the employment agreement and all other relevant documents. If you are relocating, you will be given assistance by the HR Office.

If Your Application is Not Successful

We highly value the interest shown from applicants wishing to become a part of the INL experience. It is important for us to maintain good communications with candidates. No matter the outcome of the application, we always send the applicant an answer.

Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Principle

INL is an equal opportunity organization, committed to providing equal career opportunities and firmly adheres to a principle of non-discrimination in respect of gender, age, nationality, racial group, or any other possible discriminatory issues.

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The advertisement deadline may be extended at any time without previous notice in order to improve the suitability and effectiveness of the recruitment process.

About INL

The INL International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, located in Braga (North of Portugal) was founded by the governments of Portugal and Spain under an international legal framework to perform interdisciplinary research, deploy and articulate nanotechnology for the benefit of society. INL aims to become the world-wide hub for nanotechnology addressing society’s grand challenges. The INL research programme comprises four strategic fields of application of nanoscience and nanotechnology: Food and Environment monitoring, ICT, Renewable Energy and Health.

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