/device modeling engineer

device modeling engineer

Research & development - Leuven | More than two weeks ago

As a Compact Modeling Engineer, you will develop compact models for advanced and future devices.

Compact Modeling Engineer

What you will do

As scaling advanced CMOS technology becomes nowadays increasingly challenging, the optimization of the technology together with circuits and systems is more than ever essential to maintain performance increase together with power/area reduction in the next generations of chips. Many complex technology options are considered, and various device architectures are optimized for a certain application range (logic, memory, analog/RF,...).  The system architectures are themselves revisited, enabling a closer and more efficient interaction between various functional blocks. More disruptive compute paradigms are explored, e.g., spin logic or quantum computers. To assess these new and future technology options at circuit and system levels, ad hoc compact models must be developed.  These models should preserve the device physics and capture the essence of the technology. 

In this job, you will develop such compact models for advanced and future devices.  You will derive the mathematical formulation that represents the physics of the problem.  The models will be funded on experiments and/or TCAD/ab initio calculations and they will include all relevant effects (depending on the application: parasitics, cryo operation, distortion...). You will incorporate the models in PDK to enable the system level exploration. You will work in the device modelling team, and you will interact closely with circuit designers, technologist, and process integration engineers.

What we do for you

We offer you the opportunity to join one of the world’s premier research centers in nanotechnology at its headquarters in Leuven, Belgium. With your talent, passion and expertise, you’ll become part of a team that makes the impossible possible. Together, we shape the technology that will determine the society of tomorrow. 
We are proud of our open, multicultural, and informal working environment with ample possibilities to take initiative and show responsibility. We commit to supporting and guiding you in this process; not only with words but also with tangible actions. Through imec.academy, 'our corporate university', we actively invest in your development to further your technical and personal growth. 
We are aware that your valuable contribution makes imec a top player in its field. Your energy and commitment are therefore appreciated by means of a competitive salary with many fringe benefits.

Who you are

- You have obtained a PhD in electrical engineering. 
- We appreciate your good knowledge of device physics, technology, and basic circuit design
- We value your first experience in TCAD, compact modeling, PDK. 
- You are a communicative team player, but still you can work independently.
- You are creative and like taking initiative; you are persuasive and assertive, while keeping a constructive attitude.
- You show the flexibility to swift between different projects according to changing priorities.
- Given the international character of imec, a fluent knowledge of English is necessary.

Apply online at www.imec.be/jobs.