/Advanced Litho Process Group Leader

Advanced Litho Process Group Leader

Management - Leuven | About a week ago

Join us in leading-edge semiconductor manufacturing process innovation.

Advanced Litho Process Group Leader

Sneak preview of the job 

Imec leads semiconductor innovation by developing and demonstrating new device concepts and production processes that meet the needs of tomorrow’s electronic devices. Process development engineers work closely with Equipment and Material Suppliers and play an indispensable role in building and sharing in-depth knowledge of how physical and chemical processes interact and impact performance. 

If you love to work in a world-class cleanroom where your work benefits our Equipment and Material partners from all over the globe, then this role is a great match for you. Depending on your specialism, you will have the opportunity to work on solutions for lithography, etch, deposition, planarization, cleaning and surface treatment, wafer bonding, assembly, packaging, or other semiconductor manufacturing processes.

Your future role

  • Leading a group of 20+ scientists, engineers and assistants dedicated to optimize advanced and challenging litho processes for high-end technology inside imec programs (Memory, Logic, 3Di, etc...).
  • Working closely with imec program directors to understand their needs and challenges.
  • Develop competences of the scientist in your group to make them grow towards excellence. Grow engineers and assistants to encourage them to take more responsibilities.
  • Inspire innovation through collaboration with other competences in imec or by performing a survey industry trends. Scientific publications are required and must be encouraged, suggested.
  • Imec has also numerous customers and/or suppliers which are looking for optimized litho processing, the group will be in an instrumental position to serve those needs. It is required that you maintain close relationship with our external customers.
  • You are providing inputs in the decision of tools investments required in the litho area.
  • Ensure proper planning of the process developed and transparent communication is provided towards project owners.
  • Ensure optimal lithographic strategy for imec’s wide range of integrated logic and memory CMOS applications and process flows. Understand the impacts of process flow (CMP,Etch, depositions) for lithography (alignment, topography, stress).


  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Physics, Material Science, or similar through experience
  • 10 or more years of hands-on experience working in an industrial environment or lab
  • 5 or more years of experience in people management
  • skillful in at least one or more of the following: lithography, metrology, inspection
  • dedicated to delivering as planned
  • committed to embracing the ambiguity inherent to an R&D project environment
  • flexible team player
  • investigative listener
  • decisive and persuasive
  • proficient English

Our future starts with... you.

Our future starts with innovation that improves the lives of all of us. Together with 5,500 colleagues from all over the globe, we take on the challenges of tomorrow to ensure better health, safer mobility, sustainable energy, and much more. Being one of the world’s largest and most prominent R&D players in nanoelectronics and digital innovation, we develop technology that is up to 10 years ahead of what exists today. At imec you aren’t just ahead; you are first. 

Our future starts with bridging the gap between research and industry. Making imec a one-of-a-kind environment to work in, with only the best tools available. We commit to our colleagues in the same way we commit to our partners. We embrace respect, integrity, and flexibility. Opportunities to grow as an individual and as a team. Researchers, engineers, operators, software developers, lawyers, sales professionals, and countless others. We are a unique blend of people. And our future starts with you. 

IMEC and its affiliates will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. IMEC will consider unsolicited referrals and/or resumes submitted by vendors such as search firms, staffing agencies, professional recruiters, fee-based referral services and recruiting agencies (hereafter “Agency”) to have been referred by the Agency free of charge. IMEC will not pay a fee to any Agency that does not have a prior written agreement with IMEC, validated by its HR department, in place regarding a specific job opening and allowing to submit resumes.

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