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Senior Analog/Millimeter Wave IC Design Researcher
Employer: imec
Location: Leuven, Belgium
Website: https:/
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:

The Perceptive Systems Group

Imec's Perceptive Systems group in Leuven combines innovative communication and sensing technologies that unleash the full potential of future smart cities, smart health and internet of things (IoT). In these fields, the group has a vertical system approach: our expertise ranges from antenna, frontend, baseband to algorithms and systems. The group in Leuven enjoys a world-class reputation. Specifically for IC design, imec's Perceptive Systems group established reputation has been confirmed every year by our extensive presence in top conferences such as ISSCC, RFIC, ESSCIRC and CICC.

What you will do

5G will transform the way we interact with our world and with each other. Millimeter wave sensors will play a key role in future smart cities and smart health solutions. We are looking for experienced analog, RF and millimeter wave IC design researchers who can participate actively in the innovation and design of sub-nanometer (28nm and beyond) CMOS prototype SoCs.

Your key responsibilities will be:

  • Research and design of innovative analog, mixed signal, RF and millimeter wave circuits.
  • Drive the bottom-up evolution of analog, mixed signal, RF and millimeter wave designs taking technology scaling into account.
  • Together with the team, bring new ideas, new technical methods based on your solid technical experience.
  • Take part in the interaction with external partners and towards new prospect, as part of the technical support.

Who you are

  • You have a PhD degree in the domain of analog, mixed signal, RF or millimeter wave IC design or equivalent through experience.
  • You have at least 5 years of design experience and you have designed in CMOS technology (40nm, 28nm, 16nm).
  • You have a creative mind and a passion for system and circuit innovations
  • You are familiar with the implementation of wireless communication/radar/sensing systems and circuits.
  • Experience in CMOS millimeter wave or mixed-signal  design (40nm, 28nm, 16nm) is a strong plus.
  • Experience in an industrial context is a plus.
  • You have solid understanding from solid-state devices, analog/RF circuits, up to transceiver architectures.
  • You can work independently yet in close collaboration with experts from other technical fields.
  • You have excellent reporting skills and are able to present technical results and choices clearly and concisely.
  • You can easily integrate in an international team.
  • Since you will be working in a highly international environment and will be maintaining a good contact with colleagues and co-workers from all over the world, fluency in English is essential.
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Date Posted: May 24, 2018