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Test and characterization Engineer – Magnetic Devices

Do you dream about enabling the next state-of-the-art memory device? Are you itching to apply your engineering skills to drive magnetic technology to newer heights? If so, you are just the person we are looking for!

What you will do

The explosive growth of our digital footprint has resulted in a massive advancement in chip technologies. The growth in computing capabilities has outshot the growth in SoC memory capacity, resulting in a memory bandwidth bottleneck known as the ‘memory wall’. To overcome this challenge, magnetic technologies such as MRAM are being explored. We are looking for a highly motivated research engineer who can support rapid development of such technologies on 300mm wafer-scale processes. As a Test and characterization engineer on Magnetic Devices, you will be part of a team of device experts working on enabling next generation memories. Your role will be critical to enable rapid technology readiness level (TRL) advancement of our most promising memory technology solutions. Specifically, your role will entail the following day-to-day responsibilities –

  • Be responsible for developing robust measurement routines and statistical analysis techniques to deliver insight into the device performance characteristics, in collaboration with subject matter experts/device physicists
  • Be responsible for electrical characterization of memory devices, both at single cell and dense array level.
  • Be responsible for data processing post-measurements, analysis and generation of detailed technical reports. You will also be required to disseminate this information in the relevant technical meetings.
  • Support the development of new test vehicles through design of dedicated test structures to validate new device concepts on new mask tapeouts. This work will cover all aspects of design from conceptualization, DRC checks, post-layout validation, and finally introduction of the new TV to electrical characterization setups. This work will require strong collaboration with other in-house experts.
  • Interact with internal experts and industrial customers in the frame of affiliation programs and/or bilateral projects
  • Be the owner/key technical expert of at least one memory characterization tools in the department
  • Be a key contributor to innovation, both within and outside of the scope of your role. Growth is a key part of the job!

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 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

  • You have a Master’s degree in electrical engineering, electronics, applied physics, or a closely related discipline.
  • You have relevant experience (at least 2 years) in 300mm wafer-level electrical characterization and test routines development.
  • You are adept at programming/coding in standard languages (C/C++, Java, Python, Matlab) for developing/adaptation of test scripts, and data post-processing
  • You communicate in a clear, concise and effective way, in both verbal communication and through regular, detailed technical reports. You are persuasive and assertive while keeping a constructive attitude.
  • Given the international character of imec, a high-level of English fluency is necessary.
  • Familiarity with design and layout software such as KLayout, Synopsis, etc is an asset.
  • You are creative, enthusiastic, with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • You are a fast learner, grasping new concepts and skills is something you are passionate about.
  • You are comfortable in a fast-paced environment and flexible to changes based on priorities


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