/Researcher in Sustainable Electronics

Researcher in Sustainable Electronics

Research & development - Leuven | More than two weeks ago

Cocreate the next generation of electronics manufacturing, devices and systems to reduce carbon emissions and meet climate changes challenges

Researcher in Sustainable Electronics 

What you will do

Sustainability is one of the key challenges of our society. In the last decades, environmental concerns played no role in the evolution of semiconductor technologies: it was governed by increase of performance, reduction of power consumption, continuous area scaling and cost reduction. The surging demand of chips puts the semiconductor industry’s environmental impact into question. To address this environmental gap, imec has set up a sustainability program with two focal points: The assessment of the environmental footprint of Integrated circuit fabrication, and the development of more sustainable manufacturing solutions.

We are seeking a highly motivated researcher in electronics to join us in growing this exciting and crucial program. The goals are to assess the environmental footprint of IC manufacturing, help improve existing solutions, and help imagine new disruptive technologies and solutions, being at materials, devices, or system level. Relying on the life-cycle assessment methodologies already developed in the research team, you will set up and conduct systematic in-depth evaluations of the environmental impact of present and future semiconductor technologies. In parallel, by closely monitoring semiconductor market and industry trends, you will draw projections of the long-term environmental impact of the ICT industry. In the longer run you will identify and investigate actionable “hot spots” with high environmental impact, feed them into an electronics sustainability roadmap which will guide our efforts towards a more sustainable industry. You will be part of a cross-competence team and support data analysis needs. You will communicate your results to the program industry partners and the broader semiconductor community.

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 are a self-motivated result-driven researcher who:

  • has a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering or Sciences.
  • has experience with data analysis and is comfortable with programming and database management.
  • has knowledge in technology and integrated circuits fabrication processes.
  • we appreciate your experience in sustainability, environmental sciences, and life cycle analysis.
  • has excellent communication skills with an excellent command of English given the international character of imec.
  • is able to work according to agreed customer timelines and manages hectic project schedulesefficiently .
  • shows initiative and autonomy, while being part of a team.