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Postdoctoral Researcher Spin Wave Devices
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 2,086 people includes over 750 industrial residents, guest researchers and scholarships.

Job Description:

Job description

As transistor scaling is approaching its physical limits, new devices using state variables other than charge are attracting increasing attention. Imec is implementing magnetic spin transfer torque based memory devices with a leading-edge dedicated 300mm tool set and advanced patterning capability. We are seeking to expand the use of these materials and devices towards logic applications. Your task is to evaluate advanced materials and build innovative logic devices using spin waves.

We are looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher with experience in the area of nano-magnetic devices and spin waves materials. Experience with voltage control of spin waves via piezoelectrics and/or multiferroics is a strong plus. The position requires hands-on lab experience in material deposition and device fabrication and characterization. Strong background in spin wave physics, exchange interaction, and voltage control of magnetic anisotropy is also expected. You will focus on materials deposition, device demonstration and characterization. You will work closely with team members involved in optimizing Spin-Torque MRAM performance as well as CMOS transistor device design and fabrication.



  • You have a PhD degree in Physics, Materials Science or Engineering and practical experience in spin wave characterization.
  • Experience with relaxor piezoelectrics is a strong plus.
  • You can quickly change the focus of your research and pursue opportunities.
  • You are a self-starter and a hands-on person.
  • You have excellent reporting skills and are able to present scientific results (publications, conferences, seminars).
  • You can easily integrate in an international team.
  • Good English communication skills are required.

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 nearby, and discounts in different sport clubs and shops.

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Date Posted: January 30, 2014