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Team Leader Bonding & Assembly
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 2,000 people includes over 550 industrial residents and guest researchers. 
Imec's More Moore research targets semiconductor scaling for the 22nm technology node and beyond. With its More than Moore research, imec invents technology for nomadic embedded systems, wireless autonomous transducer solutions, biomedical electronics, photovoltaic’s, organic electronics and GaN LED and power electronics.

Job Description:

Job description
You are responsible for the management of the Bonding & Assembly team, a multicultural team consisting of researchers and process engineers. This job offers an exciting combination of advanced R&D activities on bonding, assembly, grinding and dicing and people management. The Bonding & Assembly team is part of the Electroplating, CMP, Assembly & Thinning group (ECAT), which is responsible for developing a variety of processes requested by the process integration departments running imec’s CORE and CMORE programs.
Furthermore, you work in close collaboration with the fab process engineering and operations teams.

Your tasks include:

  • Timely execution, follow-up and steering of your team objectives to provide the process R&D for the research and development programs in which the teams’ expertise is required.
  • Together with experts in the field of bonding, assembly and thinning you define a clear strategy and translate the strategy into concrete operational objectives. You define team objectives into specific milestones and planning for the team members.
  • Drive and define Joint Development Program activities for new tool sets, new materials, new metrology tools and methodologies.
  • Set the right priorities in order to ensure high quality process development and follow-up on work progress and planning in order to reach the milestones.
  • Facilitate existing research activities and stimulate new initiatives.
  • Coach and motivate team members, using the company’s HR tools and guidelines.
  • Organize communication in order to inform the programs on the progress and problem areas.
  • Follow-up on new technology trends and guarantee the readiness of the team for next generation technology nodes at any time.
  • Budget monitoring.


  • You have a PhD (or Master with equivalent experience) in Material Science, Chemistry, Physics or Engineering and a passion for high-level modern science and technology.
  • You have experience with people management.
  • You have a background in the field of bonding and assembly.
  • You are a leader, ready to take up the challenge of reaching the ambitious team objectives.
  • Proficient communication and reporting skills.
  • Given the international character of imec, a fluent knowledge of English is necessary.
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 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: March 7, 2013