Venture into the development of next generation implantable (bio) electronics for the betterment of healthcare
Imec is a world leader in nano-electronics. It leverages its scientific knowledge with the innovative power of global partnerships in IoT, healthcare, and environmental sensing. As a result of these partnerships, we can deliver technology solutions relevant to industry. In its unique high-tech environment, international top talent is committed to providing the building blocks for a better life in a sustainable society. Imec the Netherlands is an independent R&D center that develops technologies for wireless sensor technologies and flexible electronics, in an open innovation setting and dedicated research trajectories.
By joining the Health Research team in Eindhoven as a Researcher Implantable Electronics, 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.
What you will do
As Researcher Implantable Electronics, you will contribute to developing sensor configurations for implantable health solutions. This starts with mathematical and physical modeling of the transducer and its operation and is followed by realization in sensor hardware and validation in real-life situations. Next to the sensor itself, the signal processing needed to derive indicative biomarkers is also part of the development. For example, the measurement of the electrical impedance of parts of the human body is based on properly designed electrode configurations. By addressing the electrodes in smart sequences and with several frequencies, we can derive useful information like breathing rate, inflammation, or hydration.
Your main tasks will involve:
- Conduct research on sensor methods and configurations for sensing on and in the human body.
- Conduct research on sensor techniques that have to do with electrical interaction, especially temporal and spatial impedance measurements.
- Define concepts and architectures for transducers that are building blocks for closed-loop therapeutic systems.
- Develop technology by designing and making prototypes yourself and with suppliers.
- Validate your concepts and prototypes experimentally in a lab environment.
- Your work is disseminated as inventions, publications, key technology, or directly to customers.
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 help bring new technologies to the market that will have an impact on tomorrow's society. You will join a team of disruptive innovators and thinkers that work with both academia and industry to shape the future. You will be in a dynamic environment where you can work together with top experts in a wide variety of fields and have the opportunity to develop your personal skills.
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. For international candidates, we provide support in the relocation process.
Who you are
- MSc or PhD degree in a relevant area such as electrical engineering, physics, or biomedical engineering (e.g., lab-on-a-chip or neural modulation).
- 2-5 years of relevant working experience after MSc or a PhD graduate.
- Theoretical and applied knowledge of electrical phenomena in interaction with materials and/or tissue (e.g., electrical impedance).
- Affinity with the development of multi-physical systems (such as sensors, actuators, stimulators) which interface with the human body, electronics, and physics.
- Design experience using mathematical and simulation tools or validation on models (e.g., COMSOL, MATLAB, or Python).
- Capability and willingness to take responsibility for the process of modeling, low-profile validation experiments, development, and validation, including communication and alignment with different imec-internal stakeholders.
- Able to deal with ambiguity, by generating results in an uncertain research process. You see change as an opportunity to learn and grow.
- A hands-on and exploratory attitude, which means taking initiative, thinking pro-actively, having a flexible approach, and solving problems daily are attributes that define yourself.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to apply, then please submit your full resume, and include a motivational letter.
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