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Integrated optics fabrication

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer
  • With scholarship

Project description

The Laboratory of Micro and Nanofabrication at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS) is looking to hire a highly motived postdoctoral fellow to contribute to the development of state-of-the-art nanofabrication processes (i.e. electron beam lithography and plasma etching) for manufacturing integrated photonic devices based on silicon nitride.

The LMN, a $33M project funded by the Canadian and Quebec governments, is an integrated micro- and nanofabrication laboratory including a 250 m2 clean room and state of the art equipment allowing a precompetitive research in various high-tech sectors (nanophotonics, nanoelectronics, chemical and biochemical sensors…). The post-doctoral fellow will work in the Laboratory of Micro and Nanofabrication, under the supervision of Professor Mohamed Chaker. The applicant will be responsible to push the limits of nanofabrication technologies (electron beam lithography and nanometer pattern transfer) in order to (i) control the critical dimensions and the sidewall profiles of integrated photonic devices at the nanoscale level, (ii) minimize the sidewall roughness of the waveguides, and (iii) develop a robust and reliable nanofabrication process at the lowest cost. This work will be performed in collaboration with Professor Michaël Ménard from the University of Québec at Montréal and other experts in integrated optics, MEMS, packaging and optical communication, among others. The project will be supported by AEPONYX , a dynamic start-up aiming at integrating silicon photonics with microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) to enable the next generation of access and datacenter networks.

Starting date

Fall 2020 | Winter 2021 | Spring 2021 | Summer 2021


The salary offered is $45,000 (CAD) per year. The employment contract is for one year and is renewable for up to three years. The position is available immediately and will remain open until a suitable candidate is hired. The position is based at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique Centre Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications in Varennes, a bilingual (English & French) work environment in the Greater Montreal area.

Required qualifications

  • PhD degree in Engineering Physics, Applied Physics, Physics, Electrical and Computer Engineering or in a closely related field,
  • Experience in microfabrication including electron beam lithography and/or plasma etching,
  • Excellent academic record,
  • Be able to write and speak in English effectively,
  • Have strong organization and management skills,
  • Self-motivated and independent,
  • Willing to work collaboratively


Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre
1650, boul. Lionel-Boulet
Varennes, Quebec J3X 1S2

How to apply

Interested candidates must gather in a single PDF document by using the online form. Successful candidates will be notified for interviews. The application must include:

  • a CV, including a detailed list of research publications;
  • a cover letter clearly stating their interest and the relevance of their research experience with the proposed topics;
  • as well as the name and contact information  by using the online form.
Postdoctoral Mohamed Chaker - Integrated optics fabrication

Postdoctoral Fellowships title : Integrated optics fabrication

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