R&D Engineer Protective Coatings for Solid-State Battery Electrodes

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! Currently we are looking for a motivated R&D engineer.

The job

Imecs 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 thin protective coatings for solid-state Li-ion batteries. He/she will actively participate in the development of atomic layer deposition (ALD), physical vapor deposition (PVD) and/or chemical vapor deposition (CVD) processes. With these, he/she will elaborate thin protective coatings as interface between electrode materials and solid-state electrolytes, to enable high-voltage solid-state batteries. For this challenging task we are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person with good technical skills, and preferably experienced in cleanroom work.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Development of new ALD, PVD and/or CVD processes for thin-film protective coatings on planar layers and nano-structured surfaces, in close collaboration with the responsible scientist or project leader
  • Physical characterization of thin-film coatings
  • Electrical testing of protective coatings
  • Regular and thorough reporting to line management and industry partners

You will be full-time working in imec Leuven.


You are a self-motivated engineer, who seizes opportunities and is enthused by new challenges. You have a masters degree material science or nano-engineering, or equivalent by experience. You have experience with thin-film process equipment (ALD, PVD and/or CVD). Experience with material and/or electrical characterization of thin-films is a plus. 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 are result-driven and can 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.

Apply online at www.imec.be/jobs.