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Microfluidic Researcher for Life Science Technologies

As a hands-on experimentalist with experience in microfluidics device testing




Electronics & Engineering

What you will do

As a hands-on experimentalist with experience in microfluidics device testing you will: 

  • Design measurement schemes and test the functionality of microfluidic devices for fluidic and biological assays (e.g., electrical impedance spectroscopy for cells).  
  • Operate multidisciplinary setups (electrical, fluidic, and/or optical laboratory set-ups).
  • Design, develop and/or build experimental set-ups (e.g. building set-ups for fluidic or/and electro-fluidic measurements, etc).
  • Do microfluidic experiments in view of life science applications. 
  • Analyze, interpret, and report experimental data to the project team.  
  • Keep agreed customer timelines for multiple projects in mind and report on progress internally and to customers. 
  • Work in close collaboration with an interdisciplinary team of physicists, engineers, and biologists. 

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 define the society of tomorrow.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer (http://www.imec-int.com/en/careers#diversity) 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 imec.academy, '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. 

Who you are

  • We welcome profiles with at least a master’s degree in electrical engineering (or similar by experience), combining this with experience with microfluidics device testing or microfluidic set-up construction. 
  • It is crucial that you have hands-on experience doing microfluidic measurements and ideally have worked with electrical instrumentation such as DAQ and PID control. 
  • You find energy in working in a lab environment on a daily basis and with constantly changing devices. 
  • You are familiar with software essential for instrumentation and signal processing such as LabVIEW, Python, and/or Matlab. 
  • Knowledge on electro-fluidic principles in microfluidics such as dielectrophoresis, impedance spectroscopy is a plus. Also experience with multidisciplinary modelling such as ANSYS, COMSOL etc. is considered a plus. 
  • You are a team player with experience working in an interdisciplinary team.
  • You are fluent in English and have good communication skills. 

How can we help?

The Leuven MindGate team is at your disposal for any questions about the Leuven Innovation Region. Do you want to invest, work or study in the region? We can help you find your way.

We also facilitate collaboration and innovation between companies, knowledge institutes and government within the Leuven Innovation Region, and we are happy to guide any of these stakeholders towards innovation.