Imec The Netherlands is the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. The combination of our widely acclaimed leadership in microchip technology and profound software and ICT expertise is what makes us unique. By leveraging our world-class infrastructure and local and global ecosystem of partners across a multitude of industries, we create ground breaking innovation in application domains such as healthcare, smart cities and mobility, logistics and manufacturing, and energy.


Your responsibilities

  • Perform research on new sensor concepts, from literature study to early Proof-of-Concept towards hands-on prototyping.
  • Characterization of chemical sensor prototypes (sensitivity, range, detection limit, stability and lifetime).
  • Reporting the scientific results internally and towards customers.
  • Design new test and calibration protocols according to norms and standards.
  • Real-life validation of the prototypes, both indoor and outdoor under various circumstances.
  • Provide feedback on test results in order to optimize and improve the design and/or manufacturing process of the sensors.
  • Maintain a comprehensive understanding of technologies and products in the area of water sensor applications, and benchmark new sensor development.
  • Provide input for new research topics and contribute to Imec's roadmap.
  • Translate new insights into patent applications and publications at peer-reviewed conferences and journals.

Your profile

  • MSc degree or PhD in Chemical Engineering, Applied Physics, Materials Science, Chemistry or similar.
  • 3 to 10 years of proven experience as a researcher with a track record on performing state of the art research.
  • In-depth knowledge about water quality assessment techniques and/or common (electrochemical) characterization techniques (e.g. impedimetric, potentiostatic and galvanostatic).
  • Proven can-do attitude, coming up with practical working solutions is a must.
  • Entrepreneurial, self-starting and team-player are attributes which define yourself.
  • Structured way of working and experience with designing, execution and planning of experiments and the analysis of large datasets.
  • Knowledge of statistical tools and methods for analysing results.
  • Your communication skills in English (written and spoken) are excellent.

For all inquiries, please contact:

Are you interested in this position and do you want to learn more about it, then you can talk to Frank Wolfs, Talent Acquisition Lead. You can reach Frank via +31(0)6-50837563.


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