Researcher Emerging switching devices

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!

The job

Resistive-switching concepts like resistive memories (RRAM) or phase-change memories (PCRAM) have emerged as leading candidates for future high-density memories in the storage-class memory market. Due to its non-volatility, great scalability, rapid access speed, low power consumption and recently greatly improved reliability, RRAM has already attracted increasingly attention in semiconductor industry. IMEC has demonstrated leading-edge achievements of scaled RRAM devices integrated in its 300mm Pilot line, not only in terms of memory properties but also in terms of understanding of the physics at work at the nanoscale during switching. On the other hand, resistive devices require 2-terminal selector devices for high-density application. In this area imec has recently demonstrated promising threshold-switch devices therefore we are currently looking for a device researcher to further develop both the resistive and selector technologies and their combination.
Currently we are looking for a Researcher Emerging Switching Devices to perform advanced electrical characterization and reliability investigation, mostly on the single-cell level for stack improvement but also on array level for statistical assessment of performances. Therefore, you will work closely with integration and process teams to optimize the device, and at the same time to provide understanding of behavior (switching, conduction, ..) based on data analysis and modelling.


You have a PhD degree in electrical engineering, material science, device physics or similar. We value your experience in switching memory concepts, physics, integration and technology, and solid expertise in electrical testing and characterization of emerging memory and selector devices. Your good knowledge of materials (with emphasis on oxides and chalcogenides) and strong expertise in reliability techniques will be appreciated. Your expertise in switching-device modelling are a clear asset. Both a systematic approach and creative and data-based mindset are key. You can work independently and as a team member and have strong communication skills. You will work in a multicultural environment therefore a good knowledge of English is required.


We offer a challenging position in an advanced high-tech environment and in an international, interdisciplinary team. 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 offer various training possibilities. 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.

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