Process Engineer

12 July 2021

You will be working in IMEC’s Optical and Fluidic Technologies Group (OFT) as a process engineer

What you will do

You will be working in IMEC’s Optical and Fluidic Technologies Group (OFT) as a process engineer.

You will be supporting the development and implementation of wafer level process flows in 200mm and/or 300mm wafer fabrication platforms. Silicon technology that you work on can have a wide application space ranging from life science technologies to sensors and actuators. The OFT Group uses industry standard semiconductor wafer fabrication equipment to prototype innovative devices based on various technologies modules. Some of these technology modules include:

  • Microfluidic on Si and glass
  • SiN and Si photonics
  • Electrical Sensors based on standard Si technology but enabled by special metal materials
  • Nano-probes

Primary responsibilities

  • You will pro-actively follow up process and module development under the supervision of experienced integration engineers
  • You will support process, and module optimization to achieve functional prototypes on silicon
  • You will support in line metrology and process characterization
  • You will team up with integration engineers to execute the project plan with ownership on modules and specific process development activities.

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 competitive salary with many fringe benefits.

Who you are

  • You have a Bachelor or Master’s degree in chemistry, physics or electrical engineering.
  • Experience in semiconductor process technology and wafer fabrication is an asset but young graduates are also encouraged to apply.
  • You can work in a fast-paced setting, multi-task and prioritize assignments.
  • You can take initiative and work independently, while being part of a team acting as an effective team player.
  • You have good communication, computer- and organizational skills.
  • You are comfortable handling and analyzing data.
  • 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.