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R&D Project Leader - Semiconductor Technology and Systems
Employer: imec
Location: Leuven, Belgium
Employment Start Date: As soon as possible

Organization Description:


Imec performs world-leading research in nano-electronics. Imec leverages its scientific knowledge with the innovative power of its global partnerships in ICT, healthcare and energy. Imec delivers industry-relevant technology solutions. In a unique high-tech environment, its international top talent is committed to providing the building blocks for a better life in a sustainable society. Imec is headquartered in Leuven (Belgium) and has offices in the Netherlands, Taiwan, US, China, Japan and India. Its staff of more than 2,500 people includes over 740 industrial residents and guest researchers. Imec's semiconductor research develops device and technology solutions for the 7nm, 5nm nodes and beyond. In imec’s Semiconductor Technology and Systems unit we are looking for a R&D Project Manager (m/f).

The Logic Technology R&D industrial programs explore new processes and devices enabling the next generation of chips & systems interconnects using new device architectures, scaled interconnect solutions and new materials. From the Leuven headquarters, the programs serve all partners in the imec eco-system: from material and equipment suppliers, over semiconductor companies, to fab-less and system companies. The programs also realizes technology demonstrators exploiting the performance benefits of these innovations.

Job Description:

Job description

In your role as R&D Project Leader and together with the Department and the Members of Technical Staff  you will:

  • Develop project plans and define projects for technology prototypes.
  • Estimate and coordinate the project budget, deliverables and operational plans and align the resources across the operational units to staff these projects.
  • Steer a number of teams towards the achievement of their goals.
  • Ensure a smooth transition by interacting on a regular basis with the different participants and stakeholders e.g. by reporting the project status to the industrial partners, the Department Director and the Unit VP.
  • Organize workshops, meetings and telephone conferences with the industrial partners of the projects. You will disseminate their feedback and requests and translate them into actions for the project team members.


You have a proven track record as a pro-active Project Leader and excellent coordination skills in defining, planning, executing and reporting projects. A managerial track record is a plus.

  • You have a Master’s degree and/or PhD in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science.
  • Your knowledge of semiconductor process technology, preferably of advanced technology features beyond 14nm is what we need.
  • In-depth knowledge of MS Project is a big asset.
  • You are able to keep the overview of complex processes, work with deadlines and to set priorities.
  • If you have experience in motivating people and knowledge of IC design and manufacturing, this is a plus.
  • We look forward to your pro-active and constructive attitude, your mediation skills and your instill enthusiasm within the research and development teams.
Job Application:

We offer

We offer you a challenging position in an advanced high-tech environment, in an international team. This is your opportunity to contribute to technologies that will have an impact on tomorrow’s society. We offer you an attractive salary added with competitive extra-legal benefits such as an interesting life insurance, hospitalization insurance and long-term disability insurance. Imec takes on the full cost of these insurances. On top of that you receive meal vouchers for each working day. Furthermore, imec offers various training possibilities.

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Date Posted: September 13, 2016