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Assistant ASIC Test Engineer (temporary assignment via interim)

Research & development - Leuven | More than two weeks ago

The assignment includes assisting in the electrical characterization, packaging and distribution of the Neuropixels probes, a state-of-the-art silicon chip with a thin shank for groundbreaking neuroscience research.

Assistant ASIC Test Engineer (temporary assignment via interim)

The assignment

  • The candidate will perform calibration and electrical testing of fragile probes in saline solution with custom made software in a lab environment (handling of sensitive mechanical and electronic equipment and liquids).
  • The candidate will perform microscopic inspection and optical verification of probes before and after assembly.
  • The candidate will prepare shipments to packaging company and customers, and do tracking and logging of probe history (barcode, database).
  • He-she will safely handle and store wafers with fragile neural probes.
  • He-she will help in continuous optimization of the workflow to increase efficiency and yield.

Required knowledge and skills

  • The candidate must have a bachelor or master’s degree in science or engineering;
  • Experience with lab equipment and wet lab environment is a must;
  • Knowledge of Matlab is a plus; Fine handling skills to handle fragile probes is a must;
  • Experience with handling chemicals and sensitive mechanical components is preferred.


  • The candidate must have a punctual, organized and scientific mindset;
  • Experience with wafer processing, system engineering and PCBs is desirable;
  • Fluent in English (verbal and written);
  • Flexible and able to work autonomously but also in a team.

Duration of the assignment

  • Minimum 6 months
  • Extension of the assignment is possible

Desired startdate and work regime

  • Start date : 1/4/2021
  • Fulltime (5 days/week, 40 hours)


  • Imec, Leuven