Researcher Analog Integrated Circuits

At imec, Connected Health Solutions R&D

The position

As an Analog IC Researcher at imec in Eindhoven (Netherlands), you will become part of a team to develop novel integrated circuits and ICs. Your main tasks will include: 

  • Actively define concepts and architectures for next generation ICs for biomedical applications.
  • Collaborate in an inter-disciplinary team. Understand (internal or external) customer requirements and challenges and translate that into specifications and solutions to be incorporated in the designs.
  • Design high-performance analog and mixed-signal circuits for ultra-low power sensor interfaces, power management and energy harvesting
  • Find solutions to problems no-one has solved yet. Design circuits that improve current state-of-the-art.
  • Validate your own designs experimentally in a lab environment.
  • Become an expert in this field by expanding your knowledge of the state-of-the-art by reading journals, attending conferences and submitting your research work for peer-reviewed publications.
  • Constructively participate in larger design teams to ensure first-time right silicon.
  • Employ industry-wide best practices in your designs to ensure quality.
  • Contribute to high-quality reports and documentation.
  • Support (internal or external) customers in absorbing your research work so they can implement it in their applications.


Your responsibilities


Your profile

  • PhD on analog circuit design with silicon-proven designs (or equivalent through relevant experience).
  • At least 2 years industrial experience (after PhD or 6 years without PhD) in ASIC design (working on complex ASICs/SoCs). 
  • Experience in biomedical applications such as: bio-sensing or electro-chemical sensing or power management and energy harvesting is an asset.
  • Strong knowledge of general analog design concepts (opamps, filters, ADCs, switched-cap circuits..) and, more specifically, of ultra-low-power and ultra-low-noise analog circuit design and power management
  • Excellent working knowledge of Analog and/or Mixed Signal IC design and verification flows and tools:  Cadence Virtuoso including ADE (G)XL, layout and design verification (DRC, LVS, ERC) and best practices to ensure high-quality designs.
  • Good understanding of top-level design/architecture including specification requirements writing, verification planning, top-level simulation.
  • Good knowledge of measurement and validation of high-performance, low-noise and low-power analog ICs, and basic knowledge of computational software such as Matlab and Labview to support the design and/or measurements.
  • Research mindset and problem-solving attitude, with a strong desire to stay up-to-date with recent advancements in the state-of-the-art and a broad interest across disciplines.
  • Team player and self-motivated.
  • Be able to work independently and eager to take initiative and responsibility.
  • Be able to communicate openly and constructively, and to present your own work clearly and concisely.
  • Very fluent in English (oral and written).


For all inquiries, please contact:

Ms Najat Loiazizi, HR specialist

Telephone number: +31 (0)40 40 20 675


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