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R&D Team Leader Defectivty & Inspection Engineering

Engineering - Leuven | More than two weeks ago

Are you ready to be a team lead in the inspection team?

R&D Team Leader Defectivity & Inspection Engineering

What you will do

You will be responsible for: 
  • Provide guidance and support to a team of both junior and experienced engineers responsible for the inspection tools and processes within a fast-paced work environment.
  • Ensure team spirit and personal development of the team by coaching & training on skills and competencies.
  • Supported by the team and coordinator, you are responsible for the day-to-day performance and coverage of the defectivity engineering area as well as meeting the agreed KPIs and launching initiatives to improve our efficiency.
  • Together with the team, you lead, implement and systematically follow-up on longer term projects, such as customer projects, funded projects, tool installs, and internal improvement projects. 
  • You stay abreast of new scientific developments within your area, you develop roadmaps and you collaborate with your peers to prepare the team for future challenges. 

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 define 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 PhD in Applied Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Material Engineering or Electrical engineering or equivalent through experience, with at least 5-year work experience in the semiconductor industry and preferably more than 3 years in a people management role.  
  • You have a strong technical background in (or with a link to) inspection and defectivity 
  • You have a good understanding of the key challenges in semiconductor technology 
  • You have experience working with internal and external customers including leading edge semiconductor equipment and manufacturers. 
  • You are a team player and flexible in accommodating changing priorities to support business needs. 
  • You have self-drive and are willing to take ownership. 
  • You have outstanding English communication skills to work successfully in an international dynamic team environment.


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