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Instrumentation Engineer for Life Science Technologies

Publication date : 03/10/2016


Imec 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 groundbreaking innovation in application domains such as healthcare, smart cities and mobility, logistics and manufacturing, and energy.
As a trusted partner for companies, start-ups and universities we bring together close to 3,500 brilliant minds from over 70 nationalities. Imec is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium and also has distributed R&D groups at a number of Flemish universities, in the Netherlands, Taiwan, USA, China, and offices in India and Japan.

Job description

We are looking for an engineer with hands-on experience in design, assembly and automation of test stands for life sciences applications. The candidate should be highly motivated to work in a lab environment on a daily basis together with our design engineers and application scientists.
This person will have to:

  • design or adapt laboratory setups;
  • automate test stands that include optical, fluidic, mechanical and electrical components;
  • interface with external vendors for selection of components or procurement of customized parts;
  • work according to agreed customer timelines and report on progress;
  • design and execute test plans together with application scientists;
  • provide trouble-shooting and debugging support;
  • work closely with an interdisciplinary team of engineers and biologists.


You have at least a Bachelor’s degree in engineering or other equivalent degree with 5 years of experience in building custom instrumentation. It is essential that you are a hands-on person, familiar with mechanical assembly practices and electrical systems. Experience in machining/customizing parts and cable assemblies is a plus. You have experience using Labview for automation of test equipment. Other programing languages are a plus. You are familiar with common operating systems (Windows, Linux is a plus) and hardware control protocols. You are proficient in mechanical design/assembly using SolidWorks or equivalent 3D CAD package. You are familiar with test stand design and trouble-shooting. You are a team player with experience working in an R&D environment. You are fluent in English and have excellent communication skills.

We offer

We offer you a challenging position in an advanced high-tech environment, in an international team. This is your opportunity to contribute to technologies that will have an impact on tomorrow’s society. We offer you an attractive salary added with competitive extra-legal benefits such as an interesting life insurance, hospitalization insurance and long-term disability insurance. Imec takes on the full cost of these insurances.
Furthermore, imec offers various training possibilities and services, such as a company restaurant, ironing service, the possibility of day care nearby and holiday daycare.


Apply online at www.imec.be/jobs or via the direct apply link: https://imec.csod.com/ats/careersite/login.aspx?returnurl=/ATS/CareerSite/ApplicationStart.aspx?ID=592&c=imec&site=8

In addition to a CV and cover letter, candidates should include a short portfolio showing examples of previous work (pictures or schematics with brief description).

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