Electronic System R&D Engineer embedded mixed-signal systems for health
What you will do
Imec has a strong experience and background in leading-edge circuit and system development for healthcare and life science applications. We are continuously looking at innovative solutions for existing as well as new application domains. We have a historic strength in vital signs recording with high medical grade quality at various places on or in the human body. Our team focuses primarily on high-performance, ultra-low-power and miniaturized analog sensor readout circuits and systems with embedded signal processing and analysis.
We are looking to expand our team with an embedded mixed-signal systems engineer for biomedical and life-science applications. Your primary role will be to develop advanced miniature electronic systems in a lean and agile manner based on state-of-the-art technology developed at imec. These will range from early feasibility studies and proof-of-concepts, over application demonstrators centered around imec-technology all the way to prototype/product development for external customers.
You will be responsible for the design, implementation and validation of low-power, high-quality electronic systems. You will translate application-level requirements into suitable architectures and design requirements. You will be responsible for analog, mixed-signal PCB design (schematic entry and layout). You will use commercial-off-the-shelf components as well as proprietary experimental imec technology. You will develop microcontroller firmware and/or programmable logic that operate the developed systems. You will verify your designs in experimental bench-top measurement setups, but will also contribute to initial application validation and small-scale trials. A lean and agile development and pragmatic approach are crucial to ensure timely results. Where needed design according to appropriate medical device and quality standards will be required. This job will allow you to be at the forefront of highly innovative research tracks within the healthcare space at imec.
Your tasks will include:
- Embedded system design
- Development of PCBs (analog-mixed signal circuits) including schematic design and layout
- Implementing firmware on microcontroller
- In some cases, implementing control and interfacing HDL on FPGAs
- Design and implementation of test environments for sensitive, high performance biomedical circuits, including acquisition/visualization software
- Develop signal analysis scripts (Matlab/Python)
- Develop application demonstrators
- Perform/contribute to small-scale trials
- Perform experimental feasibility studies based on hardware you designed.
- Designing with adherence to appropriate medical device and quality standards
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
- Master in electronics engineering or industrial engineering with preferably 3 years of relevant experience
- Experience with CAD tools for PCB schematic entry and layout
- Good knowledge of analog and digital circuit design concepts
- Good knowledge with test and measurement of analog and digital circuits.
- Good knowledge of microcontrollers and embedded firmware development, C programming language
- Understanding of industry standard interface protocols (SPI, I2C, UART, ...)
- At least basic knowledge of FPGA’s, VHDL or Verilog and willingness to learn
- At least basic knowledge of Python and/or Matlab for data acquisition & analysis and willingness to learn
- Lean and agile development
- Readiness to design with adherence to appropriate medical device and quality standards where needed
- Strong sense of ownership and responsibility for the complete project
- Eagerness to learn and take on tasks outside your comfort-zone
- Problem-solving mindset
- Hands-on attitude, capable of debugging and patching hardware issues
- Pragmatic approach with a strong result-driven mindset