Researcher Organ on Chip
What you will do
You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team that works towards the development of novel microchip solutions for imec’s organ-on-chip platforms. You will aid the chip platform development, and you will manage large international research projects with our private and academic partners. Your main responsibilities will be:
- Develop novel assays for interfacing with cells and tissues using silicon chips.
- Drive development of technology platforms across interdisciplinary teams.
- Manage private and public funded projects within international networks.
- Report and present results to internal and external stakeholders.
- Contribute to imec’s Life Sciences roadmap by giving input as technical expert.
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
We are looking for a strong, independent, research-minded profile that can help us deepen the knowledge in interfacing cells and tissues with electronics.
- You are organized and accurate in collecting and storing data. You have proven to be a good communicator and team player, and you thrive in multi-cultural environments.
- You have a PhD degree in physics, bio-physics, bio-engineering, electrical engineering, or other related discipline.
- You have hands-on experience with customized instrumentation for characterization of cells, tissues or other biological samples for organ-on-chip applications (e.g. optical systems, electronic recording systems, microfluidic systems).
- You have hands-on experience with cell-based assays with relevant knowledge in cell biology, molecular biology or biochemistry.
- You have experience with microfabrication technology.
- You have experience in analyzing and interpreting large and complex datasets and are proficient in one or more relevant software tools such as Matlab, R, ImageJ, Python, or other equivalent packages.
- Experience in microelectrode array measurements is a plus.
- You take initiative and work independently, while being part of a team.
- You can guide and motivate team members in their work.
- You can plan the work of a team according to deadlines and deliverables.
- You are creative and like to think with the team to solve problems.
- You are result-driven and can meet stringent deadlines with quality output.
- You are flexible to accept new challenges in the future, and to evolve together with the changing R&D demands of our high-tech environment.
The imec environment requires a good team player with competent communication and reporting skills. Given the international character of imec an impeccable knowledge of English is mandatory.