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R+D Engineer in Sustainable Electronics
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:

Sustainability is one of the key challenges of our society, with critical situations in climate change, resources depletion and pollution. However, the evolution of semiconductor technologies has been driven for decades by other factors, focusing on the increase of performance, the reduction of power consumption, continuous area scaling and cost reduction.  Nevertheless, the surging demand of chips puts the semiconductor industry’s environmental impact even more in the spotlight. Therefore, imec developed sustainability metrics to assess the environmental footprint of the current and the upcoming technology nodes, linked with the development of more sustainable solutions. This requires a holistic view on fabrication processes and technologies. Therefore, we are seeking a highly motivated candidate to join this exciting project to build a more sustainable future for semiconductor manufacturing.

  • You will work in a dynamic multidisciplinary environment in close cooperation with researchers, scientists, hardware engineers, device and process experts, equipment vendors, industrial assignees, and operators to evaluate process flows for logic and memory devices for current and future semiconductor technologies. 
  • You will work in a team to carry out life-cycle-analysis (LCA) and map out the ecological footprint of these processes, such as carbon footprint, water, and material usage down to the required levels, and identify culprits in the process to develop future eco-friendly technologies.
  • You will guide the construction and verification of databases of process and fab information, working in close collaboration with your unit process step team colleagues, the integration engineers, as well as the hardware and engineering teams supporting the FAB operations. 
  • You will enable, follow up and report out on potential initiatives to develop future eco-friendly unit process related technologies to reduce the ecological footprint of the IC industry. 

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. In everything we do, your future colleagues are guided by the imec values of passion, excellence, connectedness and integrity. 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 or a master's degree in Engineering or Sciences, preferably combined with some relevant industrial experience in semiconductor process technology.
  • You have Semiconductor Integration and Process knowledge, you are aware of the industry standard processing and the industry roadmaps
  • You have detailed understanding of technology and integrated circuits fabrication processes.
  • Your experience in sustainability, environmental sciences, life cycle analysis will be appreciated. 
  • You will actively participate in cross-functional teams, utilizing scientific and engineering skills to enhance the team’s capability.
  • You have experience with data management and data extraction.
  • You have good communication skills since you will work with a multicultural mix of imec researchers, partners, and customers. Prior experience in customer relations in an asset.
  • You are a team player with good networking skills. You also have good reporting skills. Still, you can work on your own.
  • You are creative and like taking initiative. You are accountable and can deliver on time. 
  • Given the international character of imec, good knowledge of (spoken and written) English is a must.
Job Application:

Apply here on the imec website:

Date Posted: March 3, 2022