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CMOS imagers Senior Expert

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The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) is a key player in research, development and innovation in four main areas :
• defence and security,
• nuclear energy (fission and fusion),
• technological research for industry,
• fundamental research in the physical sciences and life sciences.

Drawing on its widely acknowledged expertise, and thanks to its 16000 technicians, engineers, researchers and staff, the CEA actively participates in collaborative projects with a large number of academic and industrial partners.

The CEA is established in ten centers spread throughout France



Division description

CEA-Leti, a technology research institute at CEA Tech, pioneers micro and nanotechnologies, tailoring differentiating applicative solutions that ensure competitiveness in a wide range of markets. The institute tackles critical challenges such as healthcare, energy, transport and ICTs. Its multidisciplinary teams deliver solid expertise for applications ranging from sensors to data processing and computing solutions, leveraging world-class pre-industrialization facilities.CEA-Leti builds long-term relationships with its industrial partners - global companies, SMEs and startups.

Description de l'unité

About us :

Within the Optics and Photonics Department, the Silicon Imaging Laboratory (LIS) develops innovative visible and near-infrared sensors based on CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) technology. These image sensors are found in many everyday objects (cameras, smartphones, computers) and are widely used in industry and medical equipment.

Position description


Optics and Optronics


Permanent contract

Job title

CMOS imagers Senior Expert

Socio-professional category


Job description

Why joining us?

As part of our Silicon Imaging Laboratory (LIS), comprising around twenty people, and as a Senior Expert in CMOS imagers, your role will be to :

- Be a driving force in the emergence of innovative imager concepts

- Participate in drawing up the laboratory's roadmap with our industrial partner

- Help set up projects focusing on innovations in CMOS image sensors.

You will also be called upon to supervise projects, theses collaborators, and even some laboratory staff.

Target applications: 2D and 3D imaging, multispectral imaging, polarization imaging, AR/VR HMD, imaging for space and medical applications.

Applicant Profile

What do we expect from you?

You are an engineer and doctor in optoelectronics or microelectronics with significant experience in CMOS imaging in industry or academia.

An international dimension would be an asset for this position.

Ideally, you have an HRD (Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches) and have already supervised theses collaborators and trainees.

We're looking for a candidate with a thorough understanding of the physics of the detection device: pixel electronics, semiconductor physics, integrated optics. An ability to relate to technological integration processes would be a plus.

You are recognized for your ability to build and develop a team spirit in order to create a winning dynamic around a common objective. What's more, you have the rigor and customer focus required for this position.


Still in doubt? We can offer you:

o A unique, cutting-edge research ecosystem dedicated to themes of major societal importance,

o A pleasant working environment and a friendly team,

o A huge, historic site with 4,500 employees,

o A location in the heart of the Grenoble metropolitan area, easily accessible via soft mobility, financially encouraged by the CEA,

o A recognized work-life balance,

o A QVT agreement including the possibility of work from home if the position is eligible,

o A company savings scheme funded by the CEA,

o A diversity and inclusion policy,

o An environment conducive to career development,

o An active social activities company, in terms of leisure and extra-professional activities.

All our positions are open to people with disabilities. CEA's Mission Handicap can help you make the necessary adjustments to meet your specific needs.

Position location



Job location

France, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Isère (38)



Candidate criteria

Recommended training

Engineer and doctor in optoelectronics or microelectronics


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