Research & development - Leuven | More than two weeks ago

Shape the device technology for future wireless communication with us!


What you will do

The deployment of millimeter-wave 5G and 6G radio systems pushes the requirements on device performance further than ever before. Achieving very high-power efficiency at mmWave frequencies is critical for such applications. While compound semiconductors technologies promise to meet these goals, their low-cost fabrication on a CMOS compatible platform remains challenging. In this context, innovative III-V and GaN transistors compatible with large-scale Si wafers are currently being developed at imec.  

In this job, you will be charge of measuring these advanced transistors from DC to sub-THz. You will use Vector Network Analyzers to measure S-parameters and extract small-signal equivalent circuit.  You will also perform pulsed measurements to control the transient properties of the transistors (thermal and trap states). You will extract standard transistor figures-of-merit, such as threshold voltage, transconductance, cut-off frequencies,... You will perform manual measurements, but also automate repetitive tasks; you will develop new measurements schemes whenever needed. Being part of imec’s RF device integration and modelling team, you will interact with RF experts, device and process engineers.

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 have obtained a Ms or a PhD in electrical engineering, or equivalent through experience. 
  • You have experience in on-wafer electrical tests. 
  • You have a background/ interest in RF characterization, microwave techniques, device physics, modelling, and semiconductor technology. 
  • You can work independently yet in close collaboration with experts from other technical fields. 
  • You have excellent reporting skills and are able to present technical results and choices clearly and concisely. 
  • Given the international character of imec, a fluent knowledge of English is necessary.