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Active-Memory device engineer

Engineering - Leuven | More than two weeks ago

An Active-Memory device engineer position to develop emerging memory concepts for DRAM application

Active-Memory device engineer 

What you will do

The Compute and Memory Device (CMD) department focuses on the research and development of memory and storage semiconductor technologies. In particular, we develop emerging concepts and technologies for DRAM applications. Between them, over the last years we explored and developed to a mature level back-end transistors based on oxide semiconductors like Indium-Gallium-Zinc-Oxide (IGZO). This technology not only holds the promise of extending the DRAM scaling roadmap by means of 3D stacking, but also increases drastically the power efficiency due to the extremely low leakage current of the IGZO material. Other transistor concepts considered in this DRAM segment are charge-based memory concepts, such as floating-body cell devices, that would also allow 3D stacking and thus DRAM scaling roadmap extension.  

To further strengthen the device characterization team, we are looking for a researcher with solid technical skills in electrical testing and analysis of transistors. Deep insight into the transistor device physics will be required in order to capture the impacts of materials, integration process steps, as well as device geometry and effects observed along with scaling. The position will also require a creative mindset to solve limitations and generate solutions boosting cell performances, together with strong communication skills and teamwork attitude to interact with internal partners and industrial customers. 

You will focus on: 

  • Electrical characterization of transistor and memory devices at wafer level. 
  • Based on data analysis, understand the device physics and guide our integration experts to accelerate the development of the technologies 
  • Interacting closely in a project team with experts from the process, integration, device, modeling, and circuit background 
  • Interact closely with industrial customers following closely the development projects. 

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 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 PhD degree or a few years of experience in the area of microelectronics, electrical engineering, applied physics, or a closely related discipline in academia or industry. 
  • You have experience in MOSFET transistor device design and electrical testing. Experience in DRAM technology would be highly considered. Python or JMP scripting skills are a plus.  
  • You are eager to learn new technologies, new techniques, new skills. 
  • You are a team player towards your internal and external partners, and you are motivated to evolve in a high-paced and well-structured development context.  
  • You have great communication skills since you will work in a multicultural environment. 
  • You are able to solve problems independently, have a creative mindset and passion to innovate and develop novel devices.