Development Engineer Electrode Coatings for Solid-State Li-Ion Batteries
Imec is the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. The combination of our widely acclaimed leadership in microchip technology and profound software and ICT expertise is what makes us unique. By leveraging our world-class infrastructure and local and global ecosystem of partners across a multitude of industries, we create groundbreaking innovation in application domains such as healthcare, smart cities and mobility, logistics and manufacturing, and energy.
As a trusted partner for companies, start-ups and universities we bring together close to 3,500 brilliant minds from over 70 nationalities. Imec is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium and also has distributed R&D groups at a number of Flemish universities, in the Netherlands, Taiwan, USA, China, and offices in India and Japan. All of these particular traits make imec to be a top-class employer. To strengthen this position as a leading player in our field, we are looking for those passionate talents that make the difference!
Imec’s energy storage team is developing all-solid-state Li-ion batteries with high energy density, short charging time, long lifetime and intrinsically safe. In this growing R&D activity, we are currently looking for a development engineer to support the further development of the electrode coatings for solid-state Li-ion batteries. You will actively participate in the development of processes to realize these coatings successfully. For this challenging task, we are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person with good technical skills, preferably in slurry coating processes.
Your responsibilities will include:
- Development of new processes for powder-based electrode coatings in close collaboration with the responsible scientist or project leader
- Testing of electrode performance and physical characterization of the deposited layers
- Integration of the powder-based electrodes in solid-state Li-ion cells
- Regular and thorough reporting to line management and industry partners
Until mid-2018, you will be part-time employed in imec Leuven (70 %) and part-time in IMOMEC (30 %), imec’s associated lab in Hasselt. From mid-2018, you will be mainly working in imec’s new battery lab in Energyville, Genk (80 %), and partially in imec Leuven (20 %).
You are a self-motivated engineer, who seizes opportunities and is enthused by new challenges. You have a Master’s degree in Engineering (“industrieel ingenieur”) or equivalent by experience. You take initiative and work independently, while being part of a team. You can schedule your work according to deadlines and deliverables. You are creative and like to think with the scientists to solve problems. You have experience with process equipment. Experience with slurry processing of powder-based electrodes is a strong plus. Experience with material and/or electrical (cell) characterization is a plus. You are result-driven and flexible to meet stringent deadlines with quality output. You are flexible to accept new challenges in the future, and to evolve together with the changing R&D demands of our high-tech environment. The imec environment requires a good team player with competent communication and reporting skills. Given the international character of imec a good knowledge of English is mandatory.
In exchange for your talent, passion and expertise, you will join a multicultural and high-tech company, with challenges there for the taking. 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 imec.academy, '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.