Physics Researcher Implantable Therapeutics

At IMEC (Job)

Translate fundamental principles into new sensing concepts for the next generation of implantable therapeutic devices


What you will do
As a Physics Researcher Implantable Therapeutics, you will contribute to developing stimulation and sensing probes for implantable health solutions. This starts with mathematical and physical modeling of electrode configurations, electrical targeted interference stimulators, and magnetic/ultrasound transducers. You will apply this to interact with human tissue, especially nerves and vessels. Together with the team, you will validate this with in-vitro and clinical studies.
In particular:

  • You explore tissue interfaces and configurations for stimulation and sensing in the human body.
  • Your findings are building blocks for closed-loop therapeutic systems; you work together with electronic designers, biomedical engineers to put your findings into new sensor concepts.
  • Developing models and making proof of concepts for the next generation of implantable therapeutic devices.
  • Together with electronics designers and system architects come up with experiments to validate innovative concepts and prototypes.
  • Translate new insights into patent applications and publications at peer-reviewed conferences and journals.

What we do for you
By joining the Health Research team in Eindhoven, you will be part of a team of disruptive innovators and thinkers. Together, with our Researchers and Engineers, you will work on implants and companions for artificial organs to develop building blocks for autonomous closed-loop care. We invite you to be part of our ambitious team where your ideas will have an impact on our society and our future lives.


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.


Who you are

  • Ph.D. in (Applied) Physics, Biomedical Engineering, or similar field. E.g., nerve stimulation, deep brain stimulation, implantable therapeutics.
  • 2+ years of experience in the field of multi-physical systems development; (such as sensors, actuators, stimulators, lab-on-a-chip, MEMS) which interface with the human body, electronics, and physics.
  • Theoretical and applied knowledge of optical, acoustical, electrical phenomena in interaction with materials and/or tissue.
  • Solid experience of mathematical and simulation tools, for example, COMSOL, MATLAB/Simulink, Neuron.
  • Flexible team player that ensures a smooth transfer of proofs-of-concept towards implementation in prototypes for field testing.
  • Hands-on attitude. Taking responsibility for the whole process of modeling, low-profile validation experiments, development, and validation, including communication and alignment with different stakeholders.
  • Able to deal with ambiguity, by generating results in an uncertain research process. You see change as an opportunity to learn and grow.
  • Excellent communication skills in English (written and spoken).

Are you interested in this position, and do you want to learn more about it, then you can connect to Perine Doreleijers, Talent Acquisition Specialist. You can reach Perine at or +31(0)648861256. If you wish to apply, then please submit your full resume, and include a motivational letter. Click on apply to submit your application. You will then be redirected to e-recruiting.


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