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Memory Device Team Leader
Employer: imec
Location: Leuven, Belgium
Employment Start Date: Flexible/to be discussed

Organization Description:

imec is an R&D hub for nano- and digital technologies. We believe in the combination of extremely talented people and a world-class infrastructure to enable a prosperous and sustainable future for all.

Job Description:

The Compute and Memory Device (CMD) department of imec develops a wide variety of device concepts, both for memory and logic applications. To optimize the research efficiency, the department consists of several functional teams that have specific expertise fields, infrastructure, and methodologies. Between these teams, the Memory Device team (MDE) develops emerging concepts and technologies for active memory applications. Over the last years MDE has been gaining expertise in various memory technologies, such as Resistive RAM, Phase-Change memory, DRAM, Floating-body cell, etc., as well as in selector device concepts like Ovonic Threshold Selector, Oxide-Semiconductor based selectors like Indium-Gallium-Zinc-Oxide (IGZO), etc. To strengthen the expertise of the MDE team, we offer a team leader position. This position of course requires technical and scientific device background, but a large emphasis is also given to people management skills. Some of the typical objectives you will have to achieve are as follows: 

  • Monitor the individual performances of the team members, by defining the objectives and carrying regular reviews, evaluations, and feedback conversations.  
  • Plan and follow-up the daily work of team members, ensure that deadlines are met within the team, make sure that the output quality is good, 
  • Motivate and coach team members, 
  • Retain an overview of the technical skills within the team, 
  • Ensure the constructive cooperation within the team, organize recurrent meetings, 
  • Collaborate with other team leaders of the department, 
  • Interact with internal customers: manage resources, identify priorities, identify solutions for business continuity,  
  • Scientific coordination: plan scientific and technological research, monitor the timing/progress/priorities and quality, offer support in case of difficult scientific and conceptual problems. 

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 committed to being an inclusive employer and 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 market appropriate salary with many fringe benefits.

  • You have a PhD degree or equivalent in the area of microelectronics, electrical engineering, physics, applied physics, material science, or a closely related discipline, and you gained further (>5 years) practical experience in semiconductor R&D environment. 
  • You have experience in leading students, engineers, or technical people, 
  • You have the required soft skillset for a people manager: you communicate in a clear and effective way, you are persuasive and assertive while keeping a constructive attitude, you take pride in coaching and developing people, you have ambitious goals for the whole team, you are able to gather the team around this same goal, and you have energy and drive for results. You also show courage when difficult decisions are needed. 
  • You are eager to learn new technologies, new techniques, new skills and can learn in a fast manner. You also develop autonomy as individual scientific contributor.
Job Application:

Apply here on the imec website:

Date Posted: February 16, 2023