You will be responsible for the fundamental research and development of Atomprobe Tomography (APT) applications on magnetic materials and stacks.
Your tasks will include:
- Development and optimization of procedures for APT-sample preparation.
- Development and optimization of APT experimental procedures targeting a quantitative analysis of the interaction of ultra thin films (1-2 nm) in a very heterogeneous matrix.
- Development of data interpretation procedures (reconstruction, cluster analysis,..) of APT to enhance information quality of APT data.
- Interact with process and device engineers to intercorrelate APT-metrology results to processing and materials concepts.
- Contribution to basic research in atom probe physics.
- Reporting to industrial partners.
- Publishing in international journals and contributing to major conferences.
The work will consist of experimental work in our clean room, data interpretation and interaction with other imec researchers. As part of the MCA team, it is expected that you gain knowledge in other characterization methods in order to optimize your data interpretation and your integration in the MCA team.
- You have a PhD degree in Engineering/Physics.
- Practical experience in APT is a requirement. Additional experience with MRAM and magnetic layer metrology is an asset while knowledge on microelectronics technology is beneficial but not mandatory.
- The imec environment requires a good and flexible team player with competent communication skills.
- The day-to-day contact with people from all over the world makes fluency in English a necessity.
This postdoctoral position is funded by imec through the 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).