Standard Cell R&D Designer for Logic Scaling

Leuven - Engineering
More than two weeks ago

Standard cell design, layout and characterization in advanced nodes in a world-renowned team.


Standard Cell R&D Designer for Logic Scaling

What you will do

Would you like to be a part of a team that develops and targets advanced technologies toward node 3nm, 2nm and beyond?
As a part of a world-renowned team, you will be involved in the research & development of digital circuits for ultra-scaled dimensions. Based on Design-Technology Co-Optimization (DTCO) framework you will interact with our cutting edge process engineering teams to develop digital circuits, mainly standard cell libraries, for advanced CMOS technology nodes beyond the 3nm node. You will analyze trade-offs between process and design requirements to achieve an optimal DTCO driven solution for different technologies. Patterning layout studies as well as circuit electrical evaluations based on early device models will be at the heart of your job. You will also interact with system level designers to ensure a smooth power-performance-area and cost evaluation flow that assess the technology from process capabilities, up to digital system requirements.
You would also closely interact with imec’s top class customers to provide them with early solutions to their design requirements and deep understanding of process-design interactions.
Your responsibilities will include:
  • Standard cell design, layout and characterization in advanced nodes.
  • Perform Library comparison and benchmarking (Power, Performance and Area).
  • Design DoE for Test Structures in advanced nodes.
  • Close interaction with process teams in a DTCO platform that includes lithography, device modeling and process integration.

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 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, '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 competitive salary with many fringe benefits.

Who you are

  • Our ideal candidate has a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronical Engineer or related fields. Freshly graduated Master students with an interest for R&D are considered as well.
  • We are looking for your R&D attitude and passion for innovation.
  • Our ideal candidate has layout design experience and/or is familiar with Standard Cell design
  • We aim for a candidate with a good knowledge of device physics. Familiarity with advanced semiconductor process and devices is a plus
  • We value your Exposure to EDA tools for circuit and layout, like Cadence Composer/Virtuoso, Calibre, Hspice, as well as SKILL, Perl, TCL, python.
  • We hope you have the ambition to drive the future technology, you are not afraid of proposing innovative ideas, and are willing to work to their circuital and system validation.
  • We are looking for a communicative team player, who is also able to work independently.
  • We appreciate your flexibility to change between different projects according to changing priorities.
  • Given the international character of imec, your fluent knowledge of English is necessary.

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