Research & development - Leuven | More than two weeks ago
innovations are key to position imec for success in fast evolving workloads of
tomorrow and to differentiate imec’s process technology innovations with system
level value proposition. The Compute System Architecture Unit at imec leads
research into futuristic high-performance and highly secure RISC-V CPUs to
extend imec’s semiconductor research leadership deep into the next decade. This
unit is also researching accelerator-based architectures for next-generation
Artificial Intelligence (AI), compute-in-memory architectures and heterogeneous
memory systems. The
subjects of functional safety and cyber security play an increasingly big role
in the specification and the design of the modern integrated circuits.
Especially in the selection of the processors that are to be integrated, a
suitable architecture is needed that guarantees to fulfill the requirements of
functional safety and is robust against security attacks. Imec is looking into
secured HPC processor cores based on the open RISC-V architecture. This command
set architecture allows for the development of customer-specific special
processors for safety and security an enables a high-level optimization of the
cores into an application.
As we expand our research to better optimize computing, we are looking for a motivated researcher to explore hardware security in future compute systems. As Security Researcher at imec, you will conduct complex, multi-disciplinary security research projects using your research expertise and insights. The ideal candidate can understand requirements and problems with little information, figure out potential research paths, and deal with adversity (steep ramp-up, non-existent/completely-different toolset). In this role sharing results and findings (and driving decisions) with executives and discussing priorities and tasks with other security researchers is also important.
Other responsibilities include:
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 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 competitive salary with many fringe benefits.
You possess a Bachelor’s/ Master’s or PhD degree in
Computer Science / ECE with 2-5 years of experience in related areas.
Additional qualifications include: