You will join the Thin-Film Electronics team to develop and realize the department's program and project portfolio in the domain of "Biomedical Electronics", leveraging the department's strengths in thin and thick film process technology and related technologies. Your daily activities will be varied since you will join a multidisciplinary team that executes multiple programs and projects with company partners and European consortia in parallel. Technically, the work will entail cleanroom processing of devices, as well as maintaining (part of) the Holst Centre thin-to-thick film process equipment. Detailed alignment with the broader "Biomedical Electronics team' is expected in order to co-develop integrated process flows of a multitude of consecutive process steps, and analyse the proposed flows with respect to the functional specifications and optimization of these process flows. You have affinity with building out a new promising technology domain and hands-on experience in (integrated) process / equipment engineering. Preferably, you already have some background in thin film technologies and the application of these types of technologies in biomedical applications.
Short description of activities
- Develop new integrated process flows for the realization of biomedical devices
- Test and analyze the developed process flows versus functional specifications
- Support the technical program roadmaps and projects involving ''Biomedical Electronics''
- Interact with customers and team members to align on requirements vs. process development
- Support validation of developed prototypes
- Owner of selective equipment and processes, taking care of proper functioning and training of colleagues
- Effective process flows for the realization of layers, functions, and/or devices
- Realization of layers, functions, and/or devices, and their characterization and evaluation
- MSc in Biomedical Engineering, Materials Physics, Nanoscience or related discipline with a proven affinity with thin-film technology
- 3+ years experience in technology development, preferably in a cleanroom
- A pro-active and critical attitude towards the analysis of thin-film processes with a clear goal in mind
- Excellent communication skills in English.
- Hands-on and taking responsibility, able to organize (practical) work in an efficient and cooperative way.
- Knows requirements in the context of the relevant project(s) and creates a link to own work
We offer you a competitive salary in accordance with the TNO Collective Labor Agreement, an ATV allowance, and a good future perspective to join TNO after one year. You will work on location at TNO and will be part of challenging and innovative projects. When you start, you will be part of a small and international team that will challenge you to develop your knowledge and skills.
TNO is an independent research organisation. TNO believes in jointly creating economic and social value. Working at TNO motivates you to work together, to contribute to improving the world and to stimulate sustainability.
TNO at Holst Centre works with a range of thin-film technologies, originally developed for display and electronics applications, that have very interesting potential in the fast-growing domains of "Biomedical Electronics". Examples include optical and ultrasound imaging and Organ-on-Chip applications. In these applications domains, TNO at Holst Centre works closely with the, local and international, ecosystems of start-ups and scale-ups as well as with other TNO departments such as Unit Healthy Living (HL) on the development and application of thin & thick film technologies in functional devices. Thin film process technologies employed to realize new functionalities in these domains include metal sputtering, spatial atomic layer deposition (sALD), (PE)CVD, and nano- and micro-scale structuring of materials via e.g. photolithography and/or replication technology (moulding, nanoimprint). A clear need from the Biomedical Domain is the need to realize and integrated thicker (in)organic films in Biomedical Devices in order to enable new device functionalities and/or improved performance. For this fast-developing domain, we are looking for a process engineer to strengthen our process engineering team and extend our capability to translate functional device specification into tangible integrated process flows based on the type of process technologies mentioned above.
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