Analog IC Researcher

At imec (Job)

Imec Netherlands has established a world-leading track record on the design of novel sensors for human health applications and ultra-low-power IoT devices in general. For instance, our teams continue to develop innovations in implantable therapeutics, medical/wearable devices, environmental monitoring, accurate localization, and many other fields. At our HQ in Leuven, Belgium we are world-renowned for pioneering new process technologies in collaboration with industrial foundries and with the broader semiconductor ecosystem. Imec’s research tracks enable unique opportunities for end-to-end innovations.


The IC-design team in imec Netherlands develops innovative solutions for the Life Science and Medical Device domain and on the other hand for massive and heterogeneous sensor networks to connect billions of devices within the internet of things (IoT). In this position you will participate in the development of innovative solutions that improve the future of healthcare. Together with other Researchers and Engineers you will investigate technologies and contribute to our research in implantables, artificial organs and neuro-stimulation. We deliver our designs to customers, patent the different inventions, and publish our results in renowned conferences and papers (ISSCC, VLSI, ESSCIRC, DATE, JSSC, etc.). In this position, you are part of a multi-disciplinary team to make our solutions smarter by adding neuromorphic circuits, use analog circuits for sensing solutions, and develop miniature transceivers for IoT and medical/ implantable applications.

What you will do

We need you as an Analog IC Researcher to be part of our multidisciplinary team to:


  • Design innovative and high-performance integrated circuits focusing on a.o. implantable therapeutics, nerve stimulation and wireless power transfer. It includes blocks like sensor readouts, ADCs for medical applications, instrumentation amplifiers, low-noise amplifier, analog filtering, programmable gain amplifiers, etc.

  • Together with the team, you will perform research focused on new technical methods.

  • Understand and support (internal and external) customer needs, challenges, and requirements and translate those into innovations and solutions to be incorporated into your designs.

  • Collaborate with other disciplines such as Digital IC design, Health Research, Photonics, Signal processing design, etc.

  • Translate your new insights into patent applications and publish and participate in high-quality reports & papers. Attend highly ranked conferences all over the world.


What we do for you

By joining imec 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. For international candidates, we provide support in the relocation process.

Who you are

  • MSc or a PhD degree in Electronic Engineering. In case of MSc, we ask 3+ years of working experience.

  • Strong experience in Analog IC Design (design, layout and verification).

  • Solid understanding of transistors, circuits, architectures, control loops and signal integrity.

  • You come up with new technical methods, ideas and concepts which bring significant impact on our research to define and implement next-generation best-in-class analog designs.

  • Experience with CMOS is a must, FDSOI technology is a plus.

  • Experience with Cadence IC6 and signoff tools (like Calibre) is a must.

  • Sign-off experience is a must.

  • Affinity with digital design (mixed signal simulation, FPGA) is a plus.

  • Experience with programming language Python is a plus.

  • Previous experience working closely with (internal or external) customers is a plus.

  • Able to take initiative and responsibility for team’s success, which means thinking pro-actively, working independently and having a creative and solving problem attitude are attributes that define yourself.

  • You are someone who has a broad interest across disciplines and who likes to embrace new challenges.

  • 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 +31(0)648861256. If you wish to apply, then please submit your full resume and include a motivational letter.