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R&D team lead thin film deposition

Business Operations - Leuven | More than two weeks ago

You will take the leadership of a thin film deposition team which works on enabling next generation processes for future applications in the field of logic and memory.

R&D team lead thin film deposition


Future generation logic and memory devices such as complementary field effect transistors (CFET) and 4F2 DRAM or 3DDRAM are moving to complex 3D integration schemes to boost performance and keep up with density scaling trends. That sets unprecedented challenges for novel material and thin film process development. Atomically controlled deposition processes in complex 3D structures: highly conformal depositions of multi-compound materials with homogeneous properties in vertical and lateral cavities, low thermal budget processes, processes with precise interface control and uniformity for both dielectric and metallic films, sustainable materials and processes. In this context, the Materials-Interfaces-Deposition-Analysis (MIDA) department at imec is looking for an R&D team lead with a strong technical background in deposition and integration in CMOS and/or memory device technology to guide a group of talented engineers and researchers working on thin film development for future applications such as CFET, 3DDRAM and/or other emerging logic or memory technologies.

What you will do

You will be leading an R&D team within the Materials-Interfaces-Deposition-Analysis (MIDA) department. The MIDA department is responsible for the research and development of novel thin films and thin film processes in imec’s 300 mm pilot line using state-of-the-art deposition and characterization equipment. The team you manage works application and project oriented and covers a broad variety of deposition techniques such as Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD), Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) and Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) for CMOS and/or Memory integration. As a team lead, you will have the opportunity to actively participate in the development for selected projects. As such, technical knowledge in deposition and integration is key. You are expected to facilitate the team’s activities and allocate resources to support projects in imec’s research programs and bilaterals. As a team lead you will need to define priorities, set individual and team objectives and goals, and follow-up on technical challenges and solutions for the applications that your team is covering. You will need to build up a close relationship with various stakeholders, internal, but also external customers, equipment and material suppliers, to stay up to date with novel advances in deposition technology and do an early assessment of their potential for the advanced device fabrication. As an R&D team lead you will need to build up and guide close interactions with imec’s different groups and departments to come up with thin film solutions.

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 committed to being an inclusive employer and 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 market appropriate salary with many fringe benefits. 

Who you are

  • You have a Ph.D. degree in Physics, Chemistry, Material Science, or Nanotechnology or equivalent through experience. 
  • You have more than 5 years of relevant working experience in the semiconductor industry or in a larger research facility.   
  • You have team leadership skills and have proven experience in leading a small to medium size team. 
  • You have hands-on experience in operating deposition tools and thin film process development. 
  • You have good knowledge of several deposition techniques such as (PE)ALD, (PE)CVD, PVD. 
  • You are a real team player and can easily integrate into an international team of professionals. 
  • You have strong organizational skills and show flexibility to change between different projects according to priorities. 
  • You like taking initiative, you are persuasive and assertive, while keeping a constructive attitude.
  • You have excellent English communication and reporting skills.



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