Ultrasound Design and Characterization Engineer

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Develop (photo)acoustic and spectral imaging setups, perform measurements on multiple types of (photo)acoustic transducers

What you will do

  • You will guide the development of new ultrasound systems from the transducer design, over characterization towards (photo)acoustic imaging applications.
  • You will design and characterize transducers and ultrasound systems, electrically, mechanically, and acoustically.
  • You will provide support across multiple projects based on your knowledge of (photo)acoustics and (spectral) imaging.
  • You will maintain a high standard of literature knowledge to support your activities.
  • You will collaborate with specialists from our cross-disciplinary design and technology teams.
  • You will contribute to the creation of a long-term vision and strategy for the group.

What we do for you

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 committed to being an inclusive employer and 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, '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 market appropriate salary with many fringe benefits. 

Who you are

  • PhD degree in Physics, Mechanics, Electrical or Biomedical Engineering with several years of relevant experience.
  • Proven experience in ultrasound systems, including MEMS design, acoustic characterization and application-oriented ultrasound imaging.
  • Experienced user of imaging with ultrasound systems (such as Verasonics).
  • Proficient in use of multiphysics design and simulation software (such as Comsol, MEMS+ or Ansys) and in specialized ultrasound simulation software (k-wave, Field-II).
  • Experience in MEMS characterization (e.g. impedance measurement or laser Doppler vibrometry) is an asset.
  • Experience in photoacoustics and/or spectral imaging is an asset.
  • Experience with project management is an asset.
  • Ability to quickly write code or routines using Matlab or Python.
  • The imec environment requires a good team player with good communication and reporting skills.
  • Given the international character of imec, a good knowledge of English is mandatory.

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Ultrasound Design and Characterization Engineer
Kapeldreef 75 Leuven, Belgium
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