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Scientific Director Technology Integration

Research & development - Wageningen | More than two weeks ago

Who looks for unrealized technology potential and connects common goals towards scientific excellence for sustainable innovation

Scientific Director Technology Integration

What you will do

In this new leadership position your focus will be on bridging the OnePlanet Research application side with the imec core technologies (platforms). Effectively you will have an impact to improve existing and create new sensing concepts for the domains of precision agriculture and personalized health. You do this by collaborating with other imec R&D groups to unlock the fullest potential of technology and application use cases. This position allows you to give direction to state-of-the-art developments in a unique and dynamic environment with the common goal of sustainable innovation as driving factor. You will report to the Managing Director of OnePlanet Research Center. In this position you will:

  • Investigate, together with Program Managers and scientific members, the possibilities for internal and cross-program technology transfer and build long-term collaborations with other R&D groups within imec.
  • Develop a joined vision on technology developments that can be deployed for OnePlanet Research Center’s main application domains: Precision Agriculture & Food and Preventative Health, Nutrition & Behaviour, by intake of feedback from scientists, industry and understanding of future markets.
  • Continuously benchmark the activities with respect to the international state of the art.
  • Contribute to the alignment of scientific roadmaps and the integration of OnePlanet’s research track with imec’s technology platform.
  • Give technical direction to Researchers and System Architects from both Leuven and OnePlanet’s offices, creating new sensing concepts by challenging unrealised technology and application potential.

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.

OnePlanet Research Center is multidisciplinary collaboration agreement between Wageningen University & Research (WUR), Radboud University, Radboudumc and imec. Imec The Netherlands, 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.

At the same time OnePlanet is a new collaboration of 3 renowned and globally respected research institutes/universities. By joining the OnePlanet team, you will be part of a team of world changers; disruptive innovators and practical thinkers. Here, your ideas will have an impact on our future lives.

Who you are

You have a broad view on sensing technologies and their respective use cases. At the same time, you are knowledgeable and experienced in semiconductor and/or MEMS like processing. You have a good technical understanding of innovations in this domain and you have relevant experience in technology roadmap creation. You are a solid planner, but you recognize that, R&D projects require flexibility in the execution of the plans. You are motivated by deep and frequent contacts with scientists, management and external customers. You can convincingly present the technology content internally and externally. To qualify for this challenging position, you:

  • Have a PhD degree in nanoelectronics, applied physics or equivalent.
  • The seniority of the position expects you to have at least +15 years of R&D experience in Academia and/or Industry.
  • Have an established research track record of international recognized scientific achievements and an international scientific & technical network.
  • Demonstrate solid understanding of the corresponding challenges and technologies that face this industry (must).
  • Are passionate about sustainable innovations in de field of Precision Agriculture & Food and Precision Health, Nutrition and Behavior.
  • Have excellent communication skills, that you will use to interface with internal and external customers.
  • Have an excellent command of the English language.
  • Enjoy working in multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural teams.


Are you interested in this position and do you want to learn more about it, then you can talk to Frank Wolfs, Talent Acquisition Lead OnePlanet Research Center. You can reach Frank via +31(0)6-50837563. You can read more about us via

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