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Biochemical Sensor Researcher

Research & development - Eindhoven | More than two weeks ago

Biochemical Sensor Researcher 

Develop disruptive sensor technologies for Organ-on-Chip and Artificial Organs applications.

Imec at Holst Centre has established a world-leading track record on the design of novel sensors for human health applications and ultra-low-power IoT devices in general. For instance, our teams continue to develop innovations in lifestyle- and environmental monitoring, accurate localization, and many other fields. At our HQ in Leuven, Belgium we are world-renowned for pioneering new process technologies in collaboration with industrial foundries and with the broader semiconductor ecosystem. Imec’s research tracks enable unique opportunities for end-to-end innovations.

The sensor team in Eindhoven takes the lead in new chemical and physical sensor technologies that are disruptive in size, power consumption, selectivity, and stability. These sensors are currently focused on IoT in areas like health, the process industry, or in environmental applications. Your focus will be on a new research area within the group. Specifically, your work is aimed at sensor development for repeatable measurements of analytes in Organ-on-Chip applications, as well as monitoring of biomarkers in human biological fluids, ultimately for use in implantable artificial organs. You will work on the full R&D lifecycle from research, development, characterization, and deployment of new (bio)chemical sensor technologies for applications in these application domains.

What you will do

We need you as a Biochemical Sensor Researcher to be part of our multidisciplinary team to:

  • Perform research on new sensor concepts, from literature study to early Proof-of-Concept toward hands-on prototyping.
  • Perform hands-on experimental work in the development (surface functionalization) and characterization of (bio)chemical sensor prototypes (sensitivity, selectivity, range, detection limit, stability, and lifetime), within a lab environment.
  • Provide feedback on the test results to the multidisciplinary team in order to optimize and improve the design and manufacturing process of the sensors.
  • Work with partners and customers to enable real-life validation of prototypes outside the lab environment.
  • Maintain a comprehensive understanding of technologies and products in the area of biosensor applications, and benchmark new ideas for sensor development.
  • Provide input for new research topics and contribute to imec’s roadmap.
  • Report the scientific results internally, to customers, and disseminate them externally as inventions or publications.
  • Suggest improvements for the lab set-ups and facilities, and participate in the execution of these improvements.
  • Actively share your knowledge with the team.

What we do for you

We offer a challenging and international environment at the forefront of technology, in an international network of renowned industrial customers. This is your opportunity to help bring new technologies to the market that will have an impact on tomorrow's society. You will join a team of disruptive innovators and thinkers that work with both academia and industry to shape the future. You will be in a dynamic environment where you can work together with top experts in a wide variety of fields and have the opportunity to develop your personal skills.

Imec The Netherlands, as an employer of choice, offers you an attractive compensation and benefits package including a 100% employer-paid pension plan and flexible working hours. Furthermore, imec-NL offers a wide range of training possibilities. For international candidates, we provide support in the relocation process.

Who you are

A Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Applied Physics, Materials Science, Chemistry, or a similar relevant technical education.

2+ years of relevant working experience with a proven track record of performing state-of-the-art research on the development of biosensors. Preferably with hands-on experience working in a bio lab using enzymes, antibodies, or aptamers.
Structured way of working and experience with designing, executing, and planning experiments and the analysis of large datasets.
Hands-on mentality, which means you are eager to dedicate a significant fraction of your time to perform experimental work in a lab environment.
Proven can-do attitude, which means taking initiative, thinking proactively, having a flexible attitude, and problem-solving on a daily basis.
Entrepreneurial, self-starting, and a team player as well.
Your communication skills in English (written and spoken) are excellent.


Are you interested in this position and do you want to learn more about it, then you can connect to Perine Doreleijers Talent Acquisition Specialist. You can reach Perine at +31(0)648861256. If you wish to apply then please submit your full resume and include a motivational letter.

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