Nanofabrication Engineer

Permanent employee, Full-time · Delft

Job Description
Are you aspiring for an exciting career as a Nanofabrication Engineer? Single Quantum is the world's leading provider of single photon detectors and we’re looking for a new member in our nanofabrication team. Single photon detection has a broad range of applications: from fundamental physics to (future) technology, such as sending information with photons as (quantum) bits, featuring quantum cryptography and teleportation.

As a Nanofabrication Engineer at Single Quantum you will contribute towards fabrication and development of superconducting nanowire single photon detectors. Part of your activities will also include collaborating within cross functional teams to deliver uniquely customized products to internal and external business and academic partners.

Your responsibilities include but are not limited to: 
  • Fabrication of high-performance photon detectors, 
  • Process engineering and development, 
  • R&D in development of superconducting nanowire single photon detectors for different applications, 
  • Working closely with a team of design and measurement engineers. 

Your profile and requirements
We are looking for someone with: 
  • A Master’s or PhD in nanotechnology, physics or equivalent;
  • Experience with the following skills:
    • Working experience in cleanroom environment;
    • In-depth understanding of micro- and nanofabrication technologies;
    • Patterning processes (i.e. e-beam lithography, photo-lithography, wet and dry etch);
    • Deposition processes (e.g. ALD, sputtering, PECVD, evaporation and life-off);
    • Metrology tools (i.e. SEM, AFM).
  • Working experience at Kavli NanoLab Delft (VLL cleanroom) is a plus;
  • Problem solver and hands-on attitude; being able to proactively find solutions using DOE methods and approach problems in a structured systematic way;
  • Excellent teamwork skills and the ability to collaborate within cross functional environments;
  • Good organizational and communication skills;
  • Great sense of responsibility and commitment;

What we offer
  • Competitive salary and benefits;
  • Travel allowance;
  • A retirement plan;
  • Up to 38 vacation days;
  • An international, high-tech environment with colleagues from the Netherlands, USA, France, Italy, China and the list goes on!
  • Room for new initiatives and ideas. We’re always willing to listen, whether you’ve been with us for a week, a month, or a year;
  • An employer who truly values personal development and growth who invites you to do the same;
  • Social security offered by the Collective Labor Agreement Metal & Technology (CAO Metaal en Techniek)
Equal Opportunity Employer
At Single Quantum, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We also encourage female candidates to apply for this position, regardless of the fact that you may not meet the full the requirements.
How to apply
If the job description and Single Quantum excites you, we encourage you to submit your CV as well as a motivation or cover letter explaining why you think you're a good fit for the position, along with what attracts you to the position.
If you have any questions before applying or would like to have a general conversation about Single Quantum, you can contact our HR Officer, Jacqerina Jarad on +31 (0) 850 400 902 or email to
About us

At Single Quantum, we confront every challenge with innovation, dedication, and passion. Founded in 2012, our team emerged as true pioneers of single photon detection technology: we were among the first to manufacture and commercialize superconducting nanowire single photon detectors. Since then, our multi-channel Single Quantum Eos photon detection system has been chosen by more than 100 academic and industrial labs all over the world to perform complex optical measurements.

We want to share this groundbreaking technology with you. Guided by our mission, vision and core values, Single Quantum will develop the world’s fastest and most sensitive light sensors limited only by the laws of physics. Join us in turning photons into data!


We make the world’s fastest and most sensitive light sensors limited only by the laws of physics.

A bright future where every single quantum counts

Core Values
Respect   Trust  |  Proactiveness  |  Teamwork  |  Impactful Innovation  |  Quality

We are looking forward to hearing from you!
Thank you for your interest in Single Quantum B.V.! 
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