Sensor Development Engineer

At imec, sensors4IoT

The position

Your focus will be on the research, development, characterization and deployment of new chemical sensor technologies that are disruptive, either in size, power consumption or selectivity. New sensor technologies are key enablers to realize the full potential of IoT. Early deployments for several water-quality related use cases will test the sensors against real-life requirements at an early stage and as such speed up the sensor development time.


Your responsibilities

  • Perform research on new sensor concepts, from literature study to early Proof of Concept towards prototyping.
  • Design test and calibration protocols according to norms and standards.
  • Characterization of chemical sensor prototypes (sensitivity, range, limit of detection, stability and lifetime) and reporting the results.
  • Real-life validation of the prototypes, outside the lab environment in the field and customer location under various circumstances.
  • Feedback the test results in order to optimize and improve the design and manufacturing process of the sensors.
  • Prepare sensor prototypes (assembly, drop-casting of thin sensor membranes)
  • Maintain a comprehensive understanding of technologies and products in the area of fluidic sensors applications, benchmarking of new sensor development.


Your profile

  • You have a MSc degree Chemical Engineering, Applied Physics, Materials Science, Chemistry, or a similar relevant technical education.
  • You have a proven can-do attitude; which means taking initiative, pro-actively thinking, a flexible attitude and problem solving on a daily base.
  • You have a proven track record on performing state of the art research.
  • You are entrepreneurial, self-starting and a team-player as well.
  • You have a structured way of working and experience with designing, execution and planning of experiments and the analysis of large datasets.
  • You have knowledge of statistical tools and methods for analyzing results.
  • Experience with water quality assessment techniques is preferred.
  • Knowledge of common (electrochemical) characterization techniques such as impedimetric, potentiostatic and galvanostaticmethods is preferred.
  • Knowledge of common sensor read-out electronics, data collection devices and wireless sensor network techniques is preferred.
  • Your communication skills in English (written and spoken) are excellent.


For all inquiries, please contact:

Location: Eindhoven

Frank Wolfs, Corporate Recruitment Director

Telephone number: +31 (0)6 508 37 563


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