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Senior Researcher RET/OPC
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 2,086 people includes over 550 industrial residents and guest researchers. At present we hold a position for a (m/f) Senior Researcher RET/OPC (Optical Proximity Correction).

Job Description:

Job description
You will develop and qualify OPC technology on imec 7nm node and beyond. Therefore you possess strong lithography/OPC knowledge in FEOL and/or BEOL; and good understanding of high performance CMOS patterning/design integration. You are experienced in lithography/OPC process development and must be capable of collaborating with process integration development teams, as well as designers.
Previous technology development experience is a plus. 

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Development of OPC technology for imec 7nm node and beyond.
  • Definition/assessment of Design Rules for imec 7nm node and beyond.
  • Collaboration with EDA partners on innovative computational lithography solutions.

You have a PhD degree or equivalent industrial experience, in Optics, Mathematical Engineering, or Computer Science.
You have minimum 5 years of experience in OPC, including lithography simulation, modeling, RET, or advanced mask technology.
You have working knowledge of industrial grade OPC/Lithography software.
You possess strong problem solving and innovative thinking skills.
Hands-on cleanroom (process and equipment) experience is preferred.
Experience in semiconductor processing, in particular lithography, is a plus.
You are able to work independently with minimum supervision.
You must have excellent English communication skills (written and verbal).

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: January 7, 2015