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Ferroelectric device researcher
Employer: imec
Location: Leuven, Belgium
Employment Start Date: As soon as possible

Organization Description:

Imec is the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. The combination of our widely acclaimed leadership in microchip technology and profound software and ICT expertise is what makes us unique. By leveraging our world-class infrastructure and local and global ecosystem of partners across a multitude of industries, we create groundbreaking innovation in application domains such as healthcare, smart cities and mobility, logistics and manufacturing, and energy.


As a trusted partner for companies, start-ups and universities we bring together close to 3,500 brilliant minds from over 70 nationalities. Imec is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium and also has distributed R&D groups at a number of Flemish universities, in the Netherlands, Taiwan, USA, China, and offices in India and Japan. All of these particular traits make imec to be a top-class employer. To strengthen this position as a leading player in our field, we are looking for those passionate talents that make the difference!

Job Description:

As a ferroelectric device researcher, you will be responsible for the electrical characterization and development of 3D Ferroelectric devices for high-density memory application. Your main focus will be on the investigation of the device physics, electrical properties, and material engineering.
In this rolle, you will:

  •     Characterize electrically 2D and 3D ferroelectric capacitor and transistor stacks developed in the core program of imec.
  •     Characterize electrically specific ferroelectric structures developed jointly with an industrial partner.
  •     Deliver understanding of the impact of process and materials on electrical properties of ferroelectric stacks.

Who you are

  •     You obtained a PhD in device physics, test, modelling, or electronic engineering.
  •     You are a memory device expert with solid experience in device physics and device testing (>3years). Ideally you are proficient in ferro device testing and reliability expertise, with good knowledge of CMOS integration and materials.
  •     Experience in modelling is a strong plus.
  •     You combine a data-driven mindset with creativity.
  •     You’re methodical and apply a systematic approach.
  •     Thanks to your openness, communication skills and drive for results, you know how to collaborate efficiently in teams.
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Date Posted: March 2, 2018