/Principal Researcher - Liquid and Air Sensing for Health

Principal Researcher - Liquid and Air Sensing for Health

Research & development - Eindhoven | About a week ago

With a great drive to innovate novel liquid and air sensing devices with a focus on health applications

Principal Researcher - Liquid and Air Sensing for Health

Imec at Holst Centre has established a world-leading track record on the design of novel sensors for human health applications and ultra-low-power IoT devices in general. For instance, our teams continue to develop innovations in lifestyle- and environmental monitoring, accurate localization, and many other fields. At our HQ in Leuven, Belgium we are world-renowned for pioneering new process technologies in collaboration with industrial foundries and with the broader semiconductor ecosystem. Imec’s research tracks enable unique opportunities for end-to-end innovations.
As Principal Researcher you proactively deliver a strategic contribution to the new R&D lines for the program on Liquid and Air Sensing. You do this by on one hand working on the system and design expertise from imec-NL (and OnePlanet Research Center) and the other hand the most advanced technology platforms from the imecHQ Groups. You will contribute hands-on to the development of new ground-breaking innovations and designs in the field of health and process sensors by leveraging emerging technologies like ionization, photonics, ultrasound, micro-fluidics, and photo-acoustics.

What you will do

We need you as a Principal Researcher to be part of our multidisciplinary team to:

  • Contribute to the scientific roadmap on Liquid and Air Sensing, building on imec innovative sensors, and enabling new applications.
  • Pursue novel applications of technologies to address challenging real-world problems, including establishing new areas of research.
  • Define, together with (program) management, research team, and external partners the requirements for a range of different problems. You conceptualize innovative methods and break down research tracks into de-risk steps.
  • You realize designs and proof of concepts by integrating various sensing technologies into devices aimed at IoT, health and environmental sensing.
  • Radiate imec’s proficiency at conferences, seminars, and other events, and participate in the adequate scientific eco-systems.
  • Lead the research experts to international excellence and recognition in this field.
  • Write and contribute to proposals, project status reports, technical white papers.

What we do for you

We offer a challenging and international environment at the forefront of technology, in an international network of renowned industrial customers. This is your opportunity to bring new technologies to the market that will have an impact on tomorrow’s society.

Imec-NL, as an employer of choice, offers you an attractive compensation and benefits package including a 100% employer-paid pension plan and flexible working hours. Furthermore, imec-NL offers a wide range of training possibilities.

Who you are

  • Principal researcher with >7 years of experience in an R&D group in sensor development, applied physics etc. including a direct affinity with health applications.
  • Ph.D. degree in (applied) physics, or adjacent domains.
  • Good knowledge of various physical sensor mechanisms i.e., ionization, optics, ultrasound, photo-acoustics (and the technology fields microfluidics and thin-film processing).
  • Well-established research track record with recognized scientific achievements and a network in scientific communities.
  • Track record in developing new system and sensor concepts in close understanding of the application, through patent applications/inventions.
  • Pro-active attitude in initiating significant collaborations across imec and externally. You have good communications skills needed in an interdisciplinary environment.
  • Team player with the ability to inspire peers.
  • Fluency in English is required as this is an international environment.


Are you interested in this position, and do you want to learn more about it? Then you can talk to Perine Doreleijers, Talent Acquisition Specialist at OnePlanet Research Center. You can reach Perine via +31(0)6-48861256 or perine.doreleijers.ext@imec.nl.  If you wish to apply, then please submit your full resume and a cover letter.

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