Researcher electrochemistry and material characterization for next-generation healthcare chips

09 November 2020

Help develop novel materials for tomorrow’s technologies in healthcare

What you will do

You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team that works towards the development of novel microchip solutions for neuro- and other technologies.

Your responsibilities are:

  • Investigate and characterize new materials for neurotechnology chips
  • Develop novel assays for electrochemical interfacing with cells and tissues using silicon chips
  • Report and present results to internal and external stakeholders
  • Contribute to imec’s Life Sciences roadmap by giving input as technical expert
  • You have a PhD degree in science or engineering.
  • You have hands-on experience in electrochemical measurements and setups.
  • You have experience with microfabrication technology.
  • You have experience in analyzing and interpreting large and complex datasets.
  • You have experience in project management.
  • Experience in electrode material characterization is a plus.
  • Experience in microelectrode array measurements is a plus.
  • You take initiative and work independently, while being part of a team.
  • You can guide and motivate team members in their work.
  • You can plan the work of a team according to deadlines and deliverables.
  • You are creative and like to think with the team to solve problems.
  • You are result-driven and can meet stringent deadlines with quality output.
  • You are flexible to accept new challenges in the future, and to evolve together with the changing R&D demands of our high-tech environment.

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

We are looking for a strong, independent, research-minded profile that can help us deepen the knowledge in material science, electrochemical measurements of electrodes, and investigate novel ways to study cellular interfaces. You are organized and accurate in collecting and storing data. You have proven to be a good communicator and team player, and you thrive in multi-cultural environments.

The imec environment requires a good team player with competent communication and reporting skills. Given the international character of imec an impeccable knowledge of English is mandatory.

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