/Researcher MOCVD III-V Epitaxy

Researcher MOCVD III-V Epitaxy

Research & development - Leuven | About a week ago

As a Researcher on Epitaxial growth, you will be responsible for developing new MOCVD growth processes of III-V materials and hetero-structures and perform related material characterization methods.

Researcher MOCVD III-V Epitaxy 

What you will do

You are member of the Epitaxial Growth group (EPI), which is responsible for the development of new deposition processes and semiconductor device structures in close collaboration with the integration departments running imec’s research programs. As part of cross-functional teams of about 10 people with whom you interact daily, you work in a dynamic multidisciplinary and multicultural environment in close cooperation with Researchers, Process and Hardware Engineers, Equipment Vendors, Industrial Assignees as well as Device and Process experts.
As a Researcher on Epitaxial growth, you will be responsible for developing new MOCVD growth processes of III-V materials and hetero-structures and perform related material characterization methods. This activity is primarily carried-out in the 300 mm cleanroom.

More specifically, you will:

  • Define, execute, and evaluate process developments for the epitaxial growth of III-V materials mainly on blanket and patterned 300 mm substrates but also on native III-V substrates and look for specific integration solutions towards new device architectures.
  • Apply structural, electrical, or optical characterization techniques to your grown layer stacks.
  • Provide a fundamental understanding on the physical and chemical processes that govern the growth dynamics of III-V materials.
  • Share and discuss your R&D results at team and program meetings.
  • Report about your work to internal and external partners, on international conferences, publish key results in scientific journals and turn new ideas into IP.
  • Support your team members with your scientific expertise and actively contribute to the research programs and joint development programs with external partners.
  • Work cross-functionally with the integration teams, process support and hardware teams and industrial partners, utilizing scientific and engineering skills to enhance the overall team capability and success.
  • Monitor industry trends and innovations to identify future technology needs and to propose innovative new ideas.

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 committed to being an inclusive employer and 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 market appropriate salary with many fringe benefits. 

Who you are

  • You preferably have a PhD in Physics, Chemistry or Material Science.
  • 3-5 years’ hands-on experience in epitaxial growth of III-V materials, e.g., hetero-structures based on GaAs, InP or GaSb substrate, or nitrides or group-IV alloys is a must. Experience in III-V deposition on Si substrates is a clear plus.
  • You have already a fundamental knowledge in semiconductor technology, crystallography and device physics and you can easily acquire more in depth understanding according to your project needs.
  • You are an enthusiastic and creative team player with strong networking, communication and reporting skills who likes to work in a multicultural team of imec researchers, PhD students and industrial researchers.
  • You have project management skills. You are working without supervision and well-organized to follow your project timeline.
  • You have a strong focus on quality for your deliverables and development progress and set high standards in everything you do with a strong attention to details.
  • Given the international character of imec, good knowledge of (spoken and written) English is a must.

Our innovative research is strongly driven by imec’s program requests and customers and must meet defined project deadlines and challenging deliverables. Hence, all development activities and deliverables are aligned internally beforehand to ensure sufficient resources, full support from your colleagues and a reasonable timeline. To reinforce imec’s R&D in this field, we are looking for a (m/f/x) MOCVD researcher which is eager to contribute to this technological challenge.