Senior Research Engineer Wireless Systems

At imec, Radio Systems

Project Description

The main focus of the job is the development and evaluation of wireless radio systems, with commercial available components or with Imec transceivers.


Your Tasks


  • System level analysis, performance studies, measurements and evaluation of wireless systems;
  • Translate overall specifications into sub-block specifications; guide IC designers in the implementation of sub-blocks;
  • Hands-on mentality with embedded hardware & software platforms;
  • Prototyping of proposed solutions on printed circuits boards, FPGA, and DSP;
  • Contribute to the radio system discussions and interact with multi-disciplinary teams of system experts, analog and digital IC designers, SW stack developers;
  • Interact with external partners as part of the second-line technical support;
  • Over the years you will grow either on the technical staff or on the managerial ladder.


Your Profile

  • Excellent understanding of wireless communication systems;
  • Good knowledge of state-of-the-art in low power wireless radio systems;
  • Has been involved in multi-disciplinary discussions on radio systems;
  • Understanding RF and transceiver designs is a plus;
  • Experience in Matlab, Simulink, C++, Python, and other simulation tools;
  • Experience with RF equipment, wireless signal measurement equipment, automated measurement scripts, and hardware platforms;
  • Being able to work with FPGA and/or DSP hardware;
  • Experience with transferring research results into development;
  • MSc degree in electrical engineering or equivalent through experience;
  • At least 4 years of experience in wireless systems R&D.


For all inquiries, please contact:

Ms Najat Loiazizi, HR specialist

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



The IMEC Ultra-low Power Wireless Systems team has the mission to develop world-class ultra-low power (ULP) system-on-a-chip (SoC) transceivers, with a sub-mW power consumption. It is internationally recognized as a centre of excellence in the field of ultra-low power transceiver design. The ULP Wireless Systems team, is part of a broader program on the intuitive internet of things.

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