Postdoctoral Researcher on EUV Pellicle

Leuven - PostDoc
More than two weeks ago

The postdoctoral researcher has a strong optical and materials background and has the ability to manage a wide range of activities to solve problems.

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Post Doc EUV Pellicle


​Imec is the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. The combination of our widely acclaimed leadership in microchip technology and profound software and ICT expertise is what makes us unique. By leveraging our world-class infrastructure and local and global ecosystem of partners across a multitude of industries, we create groundbreaking innovation in application domains such as healthcare, smart cities and mobility, logistics and manufacturing, and energy.  

As a trusted partner for companies, start-ups and universities we bring together close to 3,500 brilliant minds from over 70 nationalities. Imec is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium and also has distributed R&D groups at a number of Flemish universities, in the Netherlands, Taiwan, USA, China, and offices in India and Japan. All of these particular traits make imec to be a top-class employer. To strengthen this position as a leading player in our field, we are looking for those passionate talents that make the difference! Currently we are looking for a motivated Postdoctoral Researcher on EUV Pellicle.​

The job

Imec has a post-doc opening in Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography (EUV) Mask program which is the state-of-the-art technology R&D area in the semiconductor industry. The individual contributor will develop thin, transparent membranes for EUV imaging application toward it’s insertion into 7nm technology node and beyond. The job will focus on carbon-nanotube based thin films, their coating, cleaning and performance. The science of this two dimensional material is not well-understood; optical, mechanical and thermal properties in this region do not respond like bulk materials. Understanding and tuning the film properties is key to our research.


The ideal candidate has a strong optical and materials background, the ability to manage a wide range of activities to solve problems, and expertise with hands-on work in the clean room and lab. This topic is interdisciplinary combining:

  • material science: deposit and combine materials for appropriate optical, thermal, mechanical behavior
  • optics: study optical requirements of the pellicle as related to EUV lithography
  • mechanical engineering: test compatibility with the scanner, thermal and mechanical properties, methods for handling and mounting, etc.
  • organization skills: manage schedules, data analysis and reporting (internal and external)
  • interpersonal skills: work with a diverse team and communicate direction and results


In exchange for your talent, passion and expertise, you will join a multicultural and high-tech company, with challenges there for the taking. Our flexible, progressive and informal working environment offers you a range of possibilities to take initiative and show responsibility. This is your opportunity to contribute to the technology that will determine the society of tomorrow. imec supports and guides you in this process; not only with words but with concrete actions. Through, 'our corporate university', we are actively investing in the further development of all our employees to assure their technical and personal growth.

This postdoctoral position is funded by imec through the KU Leuven. Because of the specific financing statute which targets international mobility for postdocs, only candidates who did not stay or work/study in Belgium for more than 24 months in the past 3 years can be considered for the position (short stays such as holiday, participation in conferences, etc. are not taken into account).

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