Challenging jobs in DNA Inspired Memory

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Become a forward thinker and join our DNA Inspired Memory Program at imec. 


Challenging jobs in DNA Inspired Memory

DNA Inspired Memory Program at imec

Humanity will generate in 2020 more than 50 zettabytes of data, or 50 billions of terabytes. None of existing technology roadmaps will enable the storage of such an amount of data. A solution to this challenge may be found not in magnetic or optical but the molecular field. DNA could store the entire data of humanity in the trunk of your car.
Multiple universities and companies are looking into this amazing potential and try to tackle the main challenge to use DNA as storage medium: the prohibitive cost of read (sequencing) and write (synthesis).

At imec, we are developing a program to demonstrate high-speed and high-parallel read and write of DNA-inspired memory. We believe the solution will come through the combination of innovations in multiple domains: biochemistry and microfluidics to accelerate reaction kinetics, nano-scale fabrication, electrochemistry and electrical engineering to increase density. The unique imec ecosystem, mixing 300mmm state-of-the-art semiconductor fab, life-science lab, breakthrough IP and connections to all major players throughout the world, make it the best place to demonstrate feasibility. We want to take advantage of both CMOS scaling and the recent boost in next-generation sequencing technologies to enable truly innovative, high-end biological applications.

We are completing  a cross-disciplinary team to deliver these breakthroughs, and if you are motivated, hands-on, with good communication and team-player skills, you should definitely apply. Given the international character of imec, excellent knowledge of English is a must.

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A process integration engineer

As a process integration engineer, you will be responsible for the development of DNA-inspired memory as well as other memory technologies at imec. 

  • You obtained a master or PhD degree in chemistry, applied sciences or engineering. You have more than 2 years working experience in process integration in a semiconductor environment. You like taking initiative, keeping a constructive attitude and you are committed to achieve results fast but in a reliable way. You have strong organizational skills, you want to drive the process development and you are flexible in changing priorities

A memory device researcher 

As a memory device researcher, you will drive the device spec improvements, and to this aim conceive test structures allowing to translate material properties into memory device parameters. 

  • You obtained a master or PhD degree in chemistry, applied sciences or engineering. Both hands-on experience in practical fabrication and testing, together with higher-level device design skills will be required.  

A postdoctoral researcher 

As a postdoc researcher you  will optimize design of experiments, independently perform tests in the lab, and interpret results. You collect, analyse and report scientific data leading to valid conclusions and keep abreast of cutting-edge methodology in the areas of electrical DNA synthesis on chip.

  • You have a background in electrochemistry (practical and simulations such as COMSOL), with experience in microfabrication in a cleanroom environment. Biochemistry experience is definitely an asset. 

What we do for you

We offer you a challenging position within our ambitious DNA-inspired Memory program, in the unique context of imec which is at the forefront of novel technology developments.
In exchange for your talent, passion and expertise, you will join a multicultural and high-tech company, with plenty of exciting challenges. Our flexible, progressive and informal working environment offers you a range of possibilities to take initiative and show responsibility. This is your opportunity to contribute to the technology that will determine the society of tomorrow. imec supports and guides you in this process; not only with words but with concrete actions. Through, 'our corporate university', we are actively investing in the further development of all our employees to assure their technical and personal growth. Your valuable contribution and that of your colleagues make imec a top player in its field. Your energy and commitment are therefore appreciated by means of an attractive and competitive salary with many fringe benefits.


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