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Senior Digital Circuit Engineer
Employer: imec
Location: Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant, 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 2,000 people includes over 550 industrial residents and guest researchers. In our Process Technology (PT) unit we are currently looking for a (m/f) Senior Digital Circuit Engineer.

Job Description:

As part of imec’s CMOS scaling program, imec needs to ensure that future technologies meet application requirements well ahead of industry. This goal is at the heart of imec’s insite research program. Depending on the assumptions made on the technology, various performances can be extrapolated at system level early in the technology development. To achieve this, pioneering process assumptions are turned into design guidelines which in turn allow designing libraries of standard cells as elementary fundaments of digital systems. Since choices made on the process of advanced CMOS nodes can severely impact the design of these standard cells, these need to be accounted for early in the development of the technology. Therefore imec is looking for engineers with digital circuit design background to support the circuit-level assessment of advanced CMOS technologies. This work requires a good understanding of standard EDA flows used by the industry to design circuits (e.g. Cadence). Moreover, the applicant needs to have a good understanding of advanced CMOS technology manufacturing process, as the results of the circuit-level exploration will need to drive imec’s technology research program.

  • You have obtained a Master degree in electronics engineering, with at least 3 years of relevant industrial experience or PhD in digital circuit design.
  • You are a communicative team player, but still you are able to work independently.
  • You like taking initiative; you are persuasive and assertive, while keeping a constructive attitude.
  • You show the flexibility to change between different projects according to changing priorities.
  • Given the international character of imec, a fluent knowledge of English is necessary.
Job Application:

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 and social services, such as a company restaurant, ironing service, the possibility of day care on site, holiday daycare and discounts in different sport clubs and shops.  To decrease our ecological footprint 100% of the transport by train is reimbursed by imec.

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Date Posted: August 17, 2012