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Modeling and PDK Engineer
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 As advanced CMOS technology scaling becomes today increasingly challenging, many complex technology options are considered. The benefits and challenges of the different device architectures (FinFETs, NanoSheets, CFETs,...) and various technology boosters (low-k spacers, buried power rails,...) need to be evaluated for the definition of the future nodes. In this context, optimum values for the critical circuit-level figures-of-merit, which are Power consumption, Performance (speed), and die Area (PPA), can only be determined by co-optimizing the advanced technologies features with the design of standard cells (DTCO). Indeed, as the dimension of the core transistors reduces in the nanometer range, the impact of the device parasitics (access resistance, fringing capacitance, etc.) gets increasingly important. In this job, you will develop methods to quantify device parasitics of the future CMOS generations. Therefore, advanced TCAD tools will be used, and compact models as well as parasitic extraction methods derived. You will enable the design of circuits in future technologies by setting up process design kits (PDK). You will interact closely with circuit designers, modelling engineers, device and process integration engineers.
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 obtained a PhD in electrical engineering - We appreciate your good knowledge of device physics, technology, and basic circuit design - We value your experience in TCAD, compact modeling, parasitic extraction, PDK - You are a communicative team player, but still you can work independently. - You are creative and like taking initiative; you are persuasive and assertive, while keeping a constructive attitude. - You show the flexibility to change between different projects according to changing priorities. - Given the international character of imec, a fluent knowledge of English is necessary.
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Date Posted: September 26, 2019