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System and Signal Processing Expert for Radar and IoT
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 4,000 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:

What you will do

Imec's IoT 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). Furthermore, research is done in the fields of quantum computing, future RF technologies, mmwave sensing for life sciences, mmwave imaging, …
The group in Leuven enjoys a world-class reputation in advanced communication and radar and millimeter wave sensing systems. In these fields, the group has a vertical system approach: our expertise ranges from antenna, frontend, baseband to algorithms and systems. Specifically, for IC design, imec’s established reputation has been confirmed every year by our extensive presence in top conferences such as ISSCC, RFIC, ESSCIRC and CICC.
As an independent research center, we collaborate closely with top players in both industry and academia, giving our people a continuous exposure to both the latest evolutions in industrial challenges and approaches, as well as into the newest emerging academic ideas and paradigms.

We are now looking for an experienced expert in signal processing for wireless and radar systems.
In this position, your key responsibilities will be:

  • To develop algorithmic solutions for complex problems in broadband wireless and coherent radars.
  • To propose approaches to make the implementation possible on realistic digital platforms.
  • To take ownership of the system design throughout the complete design cycle: from definition over implementation to testing and debugging, in close collaboration with other technical disciplines.
  • To contribute to the publication of your work and the team’s work in conferences and journals.
  • To take ownership of technical interactions with both external partners and prospects as well as internal program management to shape imec’s research roadmap.
  • You have a PhD degree in the domain of signal processing, wireless or radar or equivalent through experience. Experience in an industrial context is a plus.
  • You have experience with embedded software design and are familiar with the implementation of wireless communication and/or radar systems. You have a strong experience with Matlab, C/C++, python, ….
  • Experience with stochastic signal processing and/or machine learning is a plus.
  • Experience with embedding applications under Linux is a plus.
  • You can work independently yet in close collaboration with experts from other technical fields. You enjoy working in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • 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. Fluency in English is essential. Occasional travel is part of the job.
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Date Posted: August 30, 2018