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R&D Engineer for Dicing and Grinding
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, US, Taiwan, China, India and Japan. Its staff of more than 2,000 people includes over 550 industrial residents and guest researchers. 


Job Description:

Job description
You are member of the Electroplating, CMP, Assembly & Thinning group (ECAT), which is responsible for developing processes requested by the process integration departments running imec’s CORE and CMORE programs. You work in a team of about twenty people with whom you interact on a daily basis.
As an R&D engineer, you will be responsible for developing specific dicing, grinding and edgetrimming processes.  Primarily, you are responsible for developing the processes that are required by imec’s programs. For this, you work mainly in the cleanroom and you are supported by experienced technical staff to carry out standard operations. Secondly, you are involved in research activity where dicing and grinding is required (3D, MEMS, biomedical devices).

More specifically, your tasks include:

  • Process development of specific grinding, dicing and edgetrimming solutions.
  • Active contribution to the research programs (e.g. 3D program) and joint development programs with external partners.
  • Interfacing with device engineers and researchers to identify the future needs and trends.
  • Assessment of advanced grinding and dicing techniques/equipment through demos in close collaboration with equipment and material vendors.
  • Coordination and implementation of the non-standard work in IMEC’s fab organization together with fab process engineers and the pilot line.
  • Start-up of new equipment
  • Reporting about your work to internal and external partners, and via conference / journal publications.

You will be coached on-the-job by senior R&D engineers and your group leader.


  • You have a master degree in science or engineering, or equivalent by experience.
  • You have at least five years of relevant experience with grinding, dicing and/or edgetrimming process development
  • You are able to work autonomously, well-organized, with a good attention to detail and set high standards in everything you do.
  • You are able to work within or lead cross disciplined technical teams as required.
  • You are an enthusiastic and creative team player with strong communication and reporting skills.
  • Since your job consists of a variety of activities, depending on the needs of the imec research programs, a flexible attitude towards your tasks is required.
  • Given the international character of imec, good knowledge of English is essential.
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: May 17, 2013