R&D Project Leader Electronics Design & Manufacturing

Leuven - Engineers
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You will focus on industrial applicability of the R&D project results.


R&D Project Leader Electronics Design & Manufacturing 


‚ÄčImec is the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. The combination of our widely acclaimed leadership in microchip technology and profound software and ICT expertise is what makes us unique. By leveraging our world-class infrastructure and local and global ecosystem of partners across a multitude of industries, we create groundbreaking innovation in application domains such as healthcare, smart cities and mobility, logistics and manufacturing, and energy.  

As a trusted partner for companies, start-ups and universities we bring together close to 3,500 brilliant minds from over 70 nationalities. Imec is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium and also has distributed R&D groups at a number of Flemish universities, in the Netherlands, Taiwan, USA, China, and offices in India and Japan. All of these particular traits make imec to be a top-class employer. To strengthen this position as a leading player in our field, we are looking for those passionate talents that make the difference! ‚Äč

The job

The IC.link unit of imec supports companies and academia worldwide with electronics design and manufacturing services spanning the complete value chain from IC design and manufacturing to electronic assembly design, manufacturing and system integration. The Electronic Assembly (EA) department of IC.link supports industry and academia with the development of Printed Board Assemblies through its Center of Electronics Design and Manufacturing network and activities (www.cedm.be). EA also supports imec research in domains like life sciences and healthcare, imagers, smart (energy) systems, flexible electronics, etc., with modeling and reliability R&D, prototyping and industrialization.
As R&D Project Leader, these will be your main responsibilities:

  • You will be project leader with full responsibility of funded projects in which the EA department participates(1). 
  • You take the lead in defining new funded projects(1).
  • As project leader your primary focus is the industrial applicability of the R&D project results by our customers.
  • You actively participate in the scientific activities of the funded projects of EA.
  • Together with your colleagues you will provide consultancy and support to our customers.
  • You will present the EA and cEDM activities at work meetings, seminars, conferences and publications.

(1) Leadership of full project or of EA contribution in the project.


You have a PhD in Engineering or Physics (or equivalent by experience). You have 5 years of experience in a research, design, engineering, industrialization or manufacturing department of a company active in the development of electronic modules, equipment or of products containing electronics. Experience with New Product Introduction methodologies for electronics is an asset. You have experience in leading preferably R&D projects and project teams. You have a sound and broad science knowledge which allows you to lead multidisciplinary R&D projects. You have affinity with multiphysics modeling (analytical, FEM) of materials, processes, structures and/or failure mechanisms (reliability). Experience in this is an asset. You prefer multidisciplinary over specialism. You are a conceptual thinker capable of realizing pragmatic industrially viable solutions. You have an eye for new project opportunities and take initiative to initiate new projects. You have proven project management skills. You know how to combine efficiency and efficacy to optimize the combination of speed of execution with high quality. You are fluent in English, both written and oral. Proficiency in Dutch is an asset.       


In exchange for your talent, passion and expertise, you will join a multicultural and high-tech company, with challenges there for the taking. Our flexible, progressive and informal working environment offers you a range of possibilities to take initiative and show responsibility. This is your opportunity to contribute to the technology that will determine the society of tomorrow. imec supports and guides you in this process; not only with words but with concrete actions. Through imecAcademy, 'our corporate university', we are actively investing in the further development of all our employees to assure their technical and personal growth. Your valuable contribution and that of your colleagues make imec a top player in its field. Your energy and commitment are therefore appreciated by means of an attractive and competitive salary with many fringe benefits.