Neuromodulation is a fast growing market due to strong needs in pain modulation and increasing aging-related disorders. Today's technologies do not offer the resolution needed to finetune stimulation of neuronal circuits, and thus therapy success rates are very variable. Imec is developing chips that allow interfacing with the nervous system with high resolution. In this postdoc project, the candidate will evaluate packaging and electrode options for scalable manufacturing of implantables. The candidate will screen available technologies, characterize hermetic sealing materials and explore novel electrode materials for the use in imec's neurotechnology projects. Next to performing various measurements on existing test strucutres, the candidate will have to fabricate novel test structures too (microfabrication in clean room).
We offer you the opportunity to join one of the world’s premier research centers in nanotechnology at its headquarters in Leuven, Belgium. With your talent, passion and expertise, you’ll become part of a team that makes the impossible possible. Together, we shape the technology that will determine the society of tomorrow.
We are proud of our open, multicultural, and informal working environment with ample possibilities to take initiative and show responsibility. We commit to supporting and guiding you in this process; not only with words but also with tangible actions. Through imec.academy, 'our corporate university', we actively invest in your development to further your technical and personal growth.
We are aware that your valuable contribution makes imec a top player in its field. Your energy and commitment are therefore appreciated by means of a competitive salary.
This postdoctoral position is funded by imec through KU Leuven. Because of the specific financing statute which targets international mobility for postdocs, only candidates who did not stay or work/study in Belgium for more than 24 months in the past 3 years can be considered for the position (short stays such as holiday, participation in conferences, etc. are not taken into account).Continue reading
|Title||Postdoctoral Researcher Scalable hermetic packaging and novel electrodes for future implantables|
|Job location||Kapeldreef 75, B-3001 Heverlee|
|Published||January 10, 2020|
|Job types||Postdoc  |
|Fields||Materials Engineering,   Nanotechnology,   Electrochemistry,   Medical Technology,   Materials Physics,   Electrical Engineering  |