Postdoctoral Researcher: Direct growth of 2D materials on temperature-sensitive device architectures
What you will do
Novel two-dimensional materials, and especially semi-conducting transition metal dichalcogenides (MX2, with M a transition metal and X a chalcogen) offer advanced functionality in complex and ultra-scaled integrated systems. In view of their compelling electronic, magnetic and optical properties for a monolayer form, imec explores their integration for various applications and systems, in particular for low-power and high-performance CMOS technologies.
- You will be working in the Thin Films research group, and will be responsible for direct growth of functional MX2 materials using an advanced 300 mm growth reactor
- You will study the chemical and physical growth mechanisms of MX2 on various surfaces and topographies, and from that insight propose concepts to optimize crystallinity, structure and defect density, and the related electrical/optical layer characteristics
- Inspired by novel device requirements, you will tune the deposition process towards specific device requirements, demonstrate functional device performance, and compare to theoretical predictions
- This work will take place in our state-of-the-art 300mm R&D fab and in our research labs, where you will benefit from one of the best-in-class physical and electrical characterization environments for MX2 materials.
What we do for you
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 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 competitive scholarship.
Who you are
- You have recently obtained a PhD in chemistry, material science, (applied) physics, nanotechnology or related field of science
- Foremost, you have experience with either two-dimensional materials or physical characterization of thin films
- Ideally, you have a prior knowledge of chemical deposition processes for thin films
- You possess a systematic research attitude to identify and address the relevant research questions, analyse and report the obtained results, and propose and explore innovative approaches from that insight
- Ideally, you gain intrinsic motivation from working in a complementary research team, and take initiative when analysing and disseminating results to a specific and general audience
- You display a full professional proficiency in English