R&D Team Leader in Wet Processing

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We are looking for R&D Team Leaders, who will work in a dynamic multidisciplinary and multicultural environment together with imec researchers, hardware engineers, industry assignees, tool suppliers, device and process experts and scientists.

Dry and wet processing such as isotropic etching, cleaning and surface functionalization processes play a vital role in the semiconductor industry, spanning various stages such as Front, Middle, Back, and far Back-end-of-line (3D). The Surface and Interface Processing (SIP) team assumes a pivotal role in device integration for Logic CMOS, Memory, beyond-CMOS, and Quantum computing, which serve as consistent drivers of innovation, bringing forth a continuous stream of novel and increasingly complex wet processing challenges. For instance, in the Angstrom era in Logic CMOS, the requirements are precise isotropic etchings (and cleaning) with sub-nanometer control. These challenges are tasked with the etching, cleaning and passivation of dielectrics and metal surfaces. A comprehensive understanding of materials and chemistries for wet and dry in the semiconductor industry is indispensable to meet the stringent requirements involved.

What you will do

We are looking for an R&D Team Leader to join our team. 

  • You will focus on the research and development of dry (isotropic) and/or wet processes on future technologies. 
  • You will be responsible for coordination of R&D team for successful process R/D. 
  • You are an excellent technologist and have skills in cross-functional R&D projects. 
  • You will work in a dynamic multidisciplinary and multicultural environment together with imec researchers, hardware engineers, industry assignees, tool suppliers, device and process experts and scientists. 

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 ( 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. 

Who you are

  • You obtained a PhD in Science or Engineering and display strong scientific & engineering skills and mindset. 
  • You have at least 5 years experience in semiconductor R&D or industry related. 
  • You have experience in wet processing and state-of-the-art hardware.  
  • You have strong analytical skills and are motivated to investigate the fundamentals of a problem (patents, literature, and primary source of information). 
  • You are well organized, with good attention to detail and set high standards of quality.  
  • You can work within cross-disciplined technical teams. 
  • You are a strong team player and able to work independently. 
  • Given the international character of imec, fluency in English is a must. 

Informatie over de vacature

R&D Team Leader in Wet Processing
Kapeldreef 75 Leuven, België
Uiterste sollicitatiedatum
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