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Process Integration Engineer PID Group
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 90 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


You will be working in IMEC’s Product Industrialisation and Delivery Group (PID) as a process integration engineer.
You will be responsible for process module optimisation, characterisation, and technology qualification for new silicon technologies.
The PID Group uses industry standard semiconductor wafer fabrication equipment to produce low volumes of  high value niche devices for use in diverse fields and applications:
  • SiN and Si photonic devices for telecom providers (Optical transceivers)
  • Optical devices for use in life sciences (Sequencing DNA, Detecting viruses and diseases) 
  • Nano-probes (For detection of electrical brain activity)
  • Sensors for industrial purposes (EUV sensors, Electron detectors for use in SEM and TEMS)
Your primary responsibilities will be:
  • Create technology process flows with process specifications;
  • Drive device, process and module optimisation
  • Execute the project plan
  • Improve process quality and yield of technologies released for low volume manufacturing;
  • Using integration knowledge, analysis of in-line and electrical and optical test data to trouble-shoot problems and lead x-functional teams towards solutions
  • Design statistical experiments and analyse results to optimize device architecture and/or process modules;
  • Communicate project progress regularly to the customers.

What we do for you


We offer you the opportunity to join one of the world’s premier research centers in nanotechnology at its headquarters in Leuven, Belgium. With your talent, passion and expertise, you’ll become part of a team that makes the impossible possible. Together, we shape the technology that will determine the society of tomorrow. 

We are proud of our open, multicultural, and informal working environment with ample possibilities to take initiative and show responsibility. We commit to supporting and guiding you in this process; not only with words but also with tangible actions. Through, 'our corporate university', we actively invest in your development to further your technical and personal growth. 
We are aware that your valuable contribution makes imec a top player in its field. Your energy and commitment are therefore appreciated by means of a competitive salary with many fringe benefits.

Who you are


  • You have a Master’s or a PhD, in chemistry, physics or engineering.
  • Experience in semiconductor process technology and wafer fabrication is an asset.  
  • A good understanding or/ experience (familiarity) with electrical and optical test structures is desirable.  
  • You are able to take initiative and work independently, while being part of a team acting as an effective team player. 
  • You are self-confident in front of the customer.
  • You are well organised and a good planner.
  • You possess proven problem solving skills and have a pro-active attitude.  
  • Since you will be working in a highly international environment and will be maintaining a good contact with colleagues and customers, fluency in English is essential.
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Date Posted: March 18, 2019