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R&D Engineer Optical Metrology
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, US, Taiwan, China, India and Japan. Its staff of more than 2,500 people includes over 740 industrial residents and guest researchers.

The imec Supplier Hub, located at the imec campus in Leuven (near Brussels), is an initiative involving many leading edge semiconductor equipment suppliers and aims at creating a collaborative environment to investigate the practical interactions between all the different steps in the chip patterning process. The Advanced Patterning Center (APC), a joint initiative launched by imec and ASML to address the upcoming scaling challenges associated with the chip industry’s, and Supplier Hub will use actual devices to analyze and optimize process steps as well as materials and device architecture choices, while applying integrated metrology. For the APC and Supplier Hub we are looking for a R&D Engineer Optical Metrology (m/f).

Job Description:

As a R&D Engineer Optical Metrology you will:

  • Guide the technical direction of Joint Development Programs (JDPs) with scatterometry tool supplier(s)
  • Develop thin film optical models and scatterometry models on advanced imec materials/processes
  • Support and coach junior engineer(s)/researcher(s) in optical properties modeling and/or scatterometry solution development
  • Work closely with imec process, design and metrology teams in order to address challenging metrology needs
  • Be responsible for the proper definition of milestones, time lines, resources, and ensure the timely execution of the project(s) you are responsible for
  • Report results internally and externally (project reviews, workshops, etc.)


  • You have a Master degree or a PhD in Applied Sciences, Material Engineering or Electronics with at least 5 years of experience (preferably from the industry)
  • You have a strong background in optical properties modeling and/or scatterometry solution development
  • You have a good understanding in the integration schemes and process steps such as etch and deposition for the advanced technology nodes
  • You are able to work in complex environments with various partners and customers
  • You like hands-on work in the clean-room and on optical modeling software
  • You have excellent English communication skills
  • You have excellent presentation skills

We offer
We offer you a challenging position in a dynamic and explorative 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. To decrease our ecological footprint 100% of the transport by train is reimbursed by imec.

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Date Posted: September 9, 2016