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Postdoctoral Researcher on 2D Material Device Research for beyond CMOS Applications
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 2,000 people includes over 550 industrial residents and guest researchers.

Job Description:

Job description
CMOS technology through transistor scaling has been the main driver for the huge productivity growth registered over the past 50 years. However, transistor scaling is approaching its physical limits and new devices, circuits and architectures are being investigated to continue the performance scaling.

To replace the silicon transistor, many devices have been proposed and are currently at varying levels of maturity, from concept to experimental demonstration. Conceptually they range from transistors with a different channel material (III-V semiconductors, graphene or other 2D materials) to devices where energy filtering can be employed (tunnel FET) to devices which are based on spin or to excitons or plasmons.

You will join a team working on graphene, correlated electron effects and wave computing and participate in the evaluation of new materials and concepts for logic applications. The focus of the postdoc will be to demonstrate and evaluate experimentally devices and simple circuits that could replace the CMOS transistors.

We are looking for a scientifically minded researcher who is ready to tackle complicated experimental problems pragmatically and  focus on applied research.



  • You have a PhD in Physics or Engineering.
  • You are a self-starter and a hands-on person.
  • You have device fabrication and characterization experience.
  • You have excellent reporting skills and are able to present scientific results (publications, conferences, seminars).
  • You can easily integrate in an international team.
  • You have good English communication skills.

This postdoctoral position is funded by imec through the KU Leuven. Because of the specific financing statute which targets international mobility for postdocs, only candidates who did not stay or work/study in Belgium for more than 24 months in the past 3 years can be considered for the position (short stays such as holiday, participation in conferences, etc. are not taken into account).

We offer
We offer a challenging position for 2 years in an advanced high-tech environment and in an international, interdisciplinary team. Further, we offer the opportunity to contribute to technologies that will have an impact on the society of tomorrow. The salary is competitive. Furthermore, imec offers various training possibilities and social services, such as a company restaurant, the possibility of day care, and discounts in different sport clubs and shops.

Job Application:

Apply online at , including your cv, publication list and contact details of at least one referee.



Date Posted: June 25, 2013