Organisation/Company: Univerisdade de Vigo
Research profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
Localitation: Vigo, Spain – Berlin, Germany
Tipe of contract: Full-time
Offer starting date: 1/04/2020
EU Research framework programme: H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

DRIVE-In is an EU-funded European Industrial Doctorate Innovative Training Network involving the University of Vigo (Spain) as the Academic Partner, and VPIphotonics GmbH (Germany) as Industrial Partner. The title is: Integrated Photonics for the next generation of autonomous Vehicles using InP technologies.

Project Aim
The DRIVE-In project aims to provide cutting-edge training to young researchers in the emerging field of integrated photonics, fostering its application in the automotive industry through the development of novel generic Indium-Phosphide (InP) Process Design Kits (PDKs) as well as the creation of disruptive simulation tools and modelling procedures for use in optoelectronic (combined integrated photonics and microelectronics) systems. Together the ESRs will combine academic research and industrial knowledge to overcome specific challenges of the integrated photonics sector, related to hybridisation of integrated photonics and microelectronics, increasing Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC) complexity, availability of PIC design tools, need for high-performance Free Space Optic (FSO) devices and need for software simulation and fast-generation layout models. DRIVE-In is implemented through secondments of the ESRs between both the academic and industrial participants.

DRIVE-In will train the four ESRs at two beneficiaries: University of Vigo, a leading European academic institution – and at VPI Photonics, an innovative company for simulation software and design services; as well as at three partners: Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institute, a leading European academic institution – and at Automotive Technology Centre of Galicia (CTAG) and Bright Photonics, both innovative companies in the fields of automotive technology and integrated photonics design and consultancy.

Available positions
DRIVE-In seeks to appoint four highly motivated early-stage researchers on a 36-month PhD programme starting 1 April 2019. Each researcher will have a Industrial Supervisor from VPIphotonics and an Academic Supervisor from Vigo´s Doc_TIC PhD program.

During this stay, each of them will participate in 4 different high-level integrated photonics’ research projects. These projects are: to develop compact models and simulation methods for hybrid photonic/electronic systems; to validate those compact models and to fabricate test structures; to develop a software tool for electronics/photonics simulation and to design advanced PICs for testing applications in the automotive sector and in other relevant industrial sectors.

Additional information and Requirements in Euraxess

Application deadline: 15/01/2020 – 20:00 Europe/Brussels