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Project Manager

Research & development - Leuven | More than two weeks ago

Project Manager


IMEC performs world-leading research in nano-electronics. Imec leverages its scientific knowledge with the innovative power of its global partnerships in ICT, healthcare and energy. Imec delivers industry-relevant technology solutions. In a unique high-tech environment, its international top talent is committed to providing the building blocks for a better life in a sustainable society. Imec is headquartered in Leuven (Belgium) and has offices in the Netherlands, Taiwan, US, China, Japan and India. Its staff of more than 2350 people includes over 750 industrial residents and guest researchers.

IMEC CMORE Technologies department offers companies to develop and fabricate customized specialty microsystems that cannot be produced in standard CMOS technology. The basis of our CMORE fab is an advanced 0.13µm CMOS platform that runs a 24/7 operation. To do this, we have added platforms for processing of various CMOS imagers – hyperspectral, backside illuminated, embedded CCD-, MEMS and NEMS, photonics, and microfluidics chips. We are able to tune our technology to the demands of the customer and develop the technology flow for both prototypes and low-volume production. We follow a multidisciplinary approach and develop the process technology in strong collaboration with our design and application departments.

What you will do

We are looking for an experienced project Manager, with background expertise on process integration, familiar with process and module step development, used to work and interface with hardware and process step engineers. Our development projects require the capability to build complex integration flows starting from basic process steps, to follow a strict development plan and realize functional prototypes. Good communication skills and experience in collaborating with design, system and application engineers are required.
Your responsibilities will include:

  • Project management, covering all aspects of planning, execution and reporting.
  • Execute process experiments to develop new process steps, modules, follow up lots to achieve functional prototypes 
  • Analyse in line and end of line metrology and characterization data to select optimal process steps and conditions
  • Work according to agreed customer timelines and report on progress internally and to customers 
  • Manage time effectively and prioritize to achieve major milestones
  • Adapt quickly to new topics, requests and be opened to learn new subjects 
  • Work efficiently in a multidiscipline environments with engineers and scientists focusing on design, systems and applications aspects.

More specifically , you will be working in IMEC’s Optical and Fluidic Technologies Group (OFT) , in the Life science and Sensor & Actuators application area. The OFT Group uses industry standard semiconductor wafer fabrication equipment to prototype innovative devices based on various technologies modules covering applications areas from implantable to genomics and diagnostics:

  • SiN and Si photonic
  • Microfluidic on Si and glass 
  • Electrical Sensors based on standard Si technology but enabled by special metal materials 

The team is looking forward to meet you as a new member to help drive the development of new components with good quality and performance. This is a challenging and exciting engineering job in a young and dynamic R&D environment. You want to be part of a pioneering project and bring new technologies to the market ? We look forward to receive your resume.

What we do for you

We offer you a challenging position in an advanced high-tech environment, in an international and multicultural team. This is your opportunity to contribute to technologies that will have an impact on tomorrow’s society. We offer you an attractive salary with competitive extra-legal benefits such as an interesting life insurance, hospitalization insurance, long term disability insurance and a pension plan.  Imec takes on the full cost of these insurances.  On top of that you receive meal vouchers for each working day. Imec offers various training possibilities and social services such as a company restaurant, ironing service, the possibility of day care nearby, holiday daycare and discounts in different sport clubs and shops. To decrease our ecological footprint 100% of the transport by train is reimbursed by imec. 

Who you are

  • You have a Master’s or preferably a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Mechanical Engineering or a related technical field. 
  • You have at least 5 years of working experience in project management and process integration in a semiconductor environment.
  • You have experience in working in a research and development environment involving early prototype development with subsequent transfer to product development
  • You have experience in 200mm and/or 300mm process technology, with good knowledge in the deposition, etch, cmp, lithography areas. 
  • You are experienced in building system demonstrators.
  • You show a hands- on approach with excellent engineering skills and a personal drive to achieve project goals.
  • You are able to take initiative and work independently, while being part of a team. 
  • Since you will be working in a highly international environment and will be maintaining a good contact with colleagues and co-workers from all over the world, fluency in English is essential.