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Researcher Litho Process Development
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. At present we hold a position for a (m/f) Researcher Litho Process Development.

Job Description:

Job description
You will be a member of the Litho Process Development team, part of the Advanced Patterning department, responsible for overall material screening and developing the lithography processes requested by the process integration departments running imec’s CORE programs, Joint Development Projects, internal litho projects.

After receiving an on-the-job training you will be responsible for analyzing and discussing the litho process requests with your customers. Based on this you will design and execute the experimental plan in the cleanroom, and analyze and interpret the experimental results. You are expected to deliver high quality litho processes, including process window characterization, screening of alternative process options, metrology optimization to assure process reproducibility. Finally you will document and transfer the litho processes to the imec pilot production line and provide representative training to the process support engineers. The process development progress will need to be reported internally at Advanced Patterning Department meetings and in meetings with the customers (internal and external).



  • You have a PhD or Master degree in Chemistry, Physics or Materials Science, and you have at least 5 years of experience with advanced lithography (193nm immersion/EUV).
  • You are well organized and eager to learn.
  • You work within tight time limits and you take initiative.
  • You are able to deal with ambiguity.
  • You have experience in working in Cross Functional Teams.
  • Since the job involves intensive collaboration with internal and external customers, you are an excellent communicator with good reporting skills.
  • The day-to-day contact with people from all over the world makes fluency in English a necessity.

We offer
We offer you a challenging position in an advanced high-tech environment, in an international and multicultural 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, long term disability insurance and a pension plan.  Imec takes on the full cost of these insurances.  On top of that you receive meal vouchers for each working day. Imec offers various training possibilities and social services such as a company restaurant, ironing service, the possibility of day care nearby, 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: February 13, 2014