PhD Studentships in Nanophotonic Sensing

The Semiconductor Nanophotonics lab at the Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands) has an opening for several PhD student positions on nanophotonic sensing.

Sensors measure physical, chemical, or biological parameters that are critical to humans and to the environment – for example to monitor air quality or plant growth. In particular, light can be used to sense many important quantities non-invasively and optical sensing has become a very active field in both research and industry. The group has recently developed novel nanophotonic sensing concepts, based on light confinement at the nanoscale.

Two PhD studentships are available, one on fiber-tip sensors for air quality monitoring, and another on spectral sensors for healthcare and agro-food. The selected candidates will perform cutting-edge research in nanophotonic sensing, including simulations, nanofabrication, optical characterization, and validation in a specific application case, in collaboration with industrial partners.

Duration: The employment contract is agreed for 4 years.


A salary according to the Collective Labor Agreement of the Dutch Universities

  • Salary minimum of €2,770 and maximum of €3,539.
  • Other fringe benefits (such as a pension scheme, paid pregnancy and maternity leave, partially paid parental leave)
  • A year-end bonus of 8.3% and annual vacation pay of 8%.
  • High-quality training programs and other support to grow into a self-aware, autonomous scientific researcher.
  • An excellent technical infrastructure, on-campus children’s daycare, and sports facilities.
  • An allowance for commuting, working from home, and internet costs.
  • A Staff Immigration Team and a tax compensation scheme (the 30% facility) for international candidates.

Job Requirements

  • Applications for the PhD Studentships in Nanophotonic Sensing are welcome from candidates with a Master’s degree in physics or electrical engineering and with a background in optics or photonics.
  • Candidates must show interest in experimental physics and demonstrate the drive and capacity to independently tackle different aspects of a problem while working in a team.
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Application Process

Application for the PhD Studentships in Nanophotonic Sensing should include the following:

  • A cover letter explaining their motivation and qualifications for the position
  • A detailed CV
  • Names and contact information of two or more references
  • A brief summary of Master thesis

To apply for PhD Studentships in Nanophotonic Sensingclick here.

Deadline: October 15, 2023.

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