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Analog Circuit Designer
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.

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.

Job Description:

Imec’s Circuits & Systems for ICT group enjoys a world-class reputation in integrating advanced communication systems on silicon. The ever increasing performance and miniaturization of emerging wireless networks require new signal processing algorithms and architectures and innovative implementation strategies. Imec’s wireless systems group is enabling tomorrow’s radio concept: reconfigurable radios.
The rapid growth of mobile communication has put very demanding challenges on the design of the radio front-end of new devices. Several new applications and standards have appeared, and each of them requires new designs and innovative solutions to create a cost and power effective analog RF front-end. Moreover, future devices will have to combine multiple standards in a single device, will have to switch between standards on the fly, and will have to operate at low power.
Imec is doing research on the implementation challenges of new standards in advanced silicon technologies. Current mobile communications research programs are in the area of reconfigurable radios, mm-wave communications and reconfigurable digital modems. Next to these topics many analog circuit design challenges are tackled at imec: in the field of innovative MEMS components, imagers, optical communications,...

As part of a multidisciplinary expert team your tasks will include: 

  • Active participation in the definition, design and implementation of analog and RF building blocks and complete analog transceivers for mm-wave communication and reconfigurable radio;
  • Test and validation of your designs in our laboratory;
  • Collaboration with specialists from other teams;
  • Support of external partners that use our technology.

You will also set the future roadmap for the group’s research activities.


You have a Master of Science or a PhD degree in Electronics. You have at least five years of analog design experience and you have designed in CMOS technology. Experience in the field of RFIC design and experience in an industrial context are a plus.
You are fascinated by the possibilities of analog design, willing to contribute to all levels of the design process and dedicated to obtain state-of-the-art results. You are eager to take initiatives and have good oral and written communication skills. The international character of imec requires that you are able to express yourself fluently in English.

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Date Posted: November 21, 2013