Postdoctoral Researcher on Nanopore Transistor

Leuven - PostDoc
More than two weeks ago

Advanced modeling, design and characterization of the hybrid nanopore-transistor devices.

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Postdoctoral Researcher on Nanopore Transistor


​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!

The job

Within imec’s Life Science and Imaging department, our group’s R&D activities focus on the development of novel tools for diagnostic health care applications. We are looking for a motivated fresh PhD to join the Life Science and Imaging department to work on nanopore sensing using field-effect-transistors.
Your primary role will consist of advanced modeling, design and characterization of the hybrid nanopore-transistor devices. The fabrication of the nanopore transistors will be carried out in imec’s semiconductor pilot line, and during the entire design/fabrication cycle you will closely interact with process integration engineers. The characterization and wet testing of nanopore transistors will be carried out in imec’s life lab, where you will work together with an international, multidisciplinary team.


You have a PhD degree in the field of semiconductor devices; experience with bio-transistors is an asset. You have extensive knowledge of and experience with semiconductor physics, design and characterization of transistors. A theoretical understanding of and experience with modeling of nanopore fluidics is an asset. You have hands-on experiences with advanced numerical simulation tools (Synopsys TCAD, GTS TCAD, Comsol …) and preferably also nanofabrication. You are self-motivated, innovative, result-driven, and a team-player. You have good communication and interpersonal skills to link research groups and project partners. English language skills are required to work in imec’s international working environment.   

This postdoctoral position is funded by imec through 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).


We offer a challenging position for two years in an advanced high-tech environment and in an international, interdisciplinary team. 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 offer various training possibilities. Your valuable contribution and that of your colleagues make imec a top player in its field. Your energy and commitment are therefore appreciated by means of an attractive and competitive salary.

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