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Postdoctoral Researcher Spintronics with Novel 2D Materials
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 approaches its physical limits, new devices using state variables other than charge are attracting increasing attention. Imec is the leading research organization in nanoelectronics. We are currently implementing magnetic spin transfer torque based memory devices with a leading-edge 300mm process line with advanced nanometer patterning capabilities. We are seeking to expand our activities in the area of spintronics using 2D materials like graphene and transition-metal chalcogenides such as MoS2 or topological insulators (Bi2Se3). Your task is to investigate and build innovative spin-based logic devices using 2D materials.

We are looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher with experience in the area of 2D materials processing as well as strong know-how in magnetism. The position requires hands-on lab experience with device fabrication and characterization. Understanding of the physics governing spin transport, ferromagnetism and topological insulators is a strong plus. You will focus on device demonstration and materials and device characterization. You will collaborate with team members working on optimizing Spin-Torque MRAM performance and CMOS device design and fabrication.



  • You have a PhD degree in Physics, Materials Science or Engineering and practical experience with 2D materials or magnetic materials.
  • Experience with topological insulators is a 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.

Job Application:

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Date Posted: January 30, 2014