imec USA Postdoctoral Fellowship
materials like tungsten disulfide (WS2) are poised to have a
significant impact on future logic chips. Their exceptional properties hold the
promise of enabling ultimate gate length scaling, potentially extending the
logic transistor scaling roadmap. These materials have the potential to reshape
how we perceive chip architecture by facilitating compact back-end-compatible
transistors, blurring the distinction between front-end and back-end. Recent
years have seen substantial maturity in lab-based 2D-transistor research,
paving the way for potential industrial integration. To fortify exploratory
logic research on ultra-scaled channel transistors, imec is seeking a highly
skilled Nanoelectronic Process Engineer Postdoctoral Fellow to lead and advance
its activities in the United States. This role involves a vibrant collaboration
between imec and Purdue University, and will be stationed at our new imec USA site
located on Purdue University’s campus in West Lafayette, Indiana.
offer experimental support to advance exploratory research on ultra-scaled
channel transistor technology within a cross-Atlantic project. Your primary
focus will involve developing atomic layer deposition processes of dielectrics
on WS2, identifying the most optimal process conditions (precursors,
temperature, pression,…), conducting physical characterizations of the
deposited films, and supporting the design of novel Imec fabricated devices.
Collaborating with local teams at Purdue University, you will lead research to
develop and optimize the atomic layer deposition of high-dielectric constant
oxides on two-dimensional materials. Your lab research activities will
synchronize with imec teams in the US, Belgium, and Purdue, with the outcomes
of your research upscaled in imec's 300 mm clean-room facility in Belgium.
fabrication and basic device characterization will be a joint effort between
Purdue’s and imec's semiconductor pilot lines and established device testing
labs. You will closely engage with device physicists, designers, process
integration engineers, as well as physicists and chemistry researchers for
device development and integration enhancements. Your work will take place in
Purdue University's facilities as well as in imec research labs, collaborating
with an international, multidisciplinary team. Regular participation and
contributions to project and team meetings is expected.
Recently completed (or soon to complete) a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, or Chemistry, with relevant experience.
Experience with the atomic layer deposition of thin dielectrics.
Knowledge and experience in devices, material integration, nanoscale characterization, and surface chemistry.
Hands-on experience with advanced lab and clean-room facilities and physical characterization techniques (TEM, Raman,…).
Proficient in electrical device characterization data analysis.
Have published in top-level conferences and/or high-impact journals in the field.
Self-motivated, independent, innovative, results-driven, yet rigorous, and a team player with a clear focus on delivering outcomes.
Strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills to bridge research groups and project partners in an interdisciplinary team.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, fostering seamless interaction with local and remote colleagues and partners.
Adaptable to an international collaboration and willingness for short and long stays at imec headquarters in Belgium.
opportunity invites you to be part of pioneering research and innovation within
an international, diverse and dynamic environment.