Research Engineer – Electronics for automotive MEMS sensors

Updated: 3 months ago
Deadline: 30 Jan 2023

Research Engineer Electronicsforautomotive MEMSsensors


Job Reference:Ref.12.22.65

Employer: International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL)

Location: Braga, Portugal

Group/Unit: IMiNa – Integrated Micro and Nanotechnologies

Number of Vacancies:1

Employment Type: Full time

Contract Duration:21months*

*with an expected extension of up to 3 months contingent to new projects in pipeline

Open Date for Applications:January 9th, 2023

Closing Date for Applications:January 30th, 2023, 23h00m (Lisbon Time)

Key words:#Electronics, #Instrumentation, #Automotive, #Hardwaredesign, #PCB


The IMiNa RG is dedicated to the development of new MEMSsolutions based on silicon and flexible substrates sensors and their integration into functional prototypes.

We are looking for a highly-qualified, self-motivatedResearch Engineer to join our team in the design of the instrumentation and control circuitry fora new MEMSsensorsunder the project next Sensein collaboration with Bosch Car Multimedia Portugal, S.A., including MEMS inertial sensorsto achieve high sensitivity across an extended bandwidth and redundant and reliable MEMS sensors for brake-by-wire systems.

  • Job Duties
  • The candidate will be working in the packaging, readout and control electronics design and laboratory mechanical and electrical characterization of the sensors developed.

    The job duties will be the following:

    1.     Design and simulatefront-end electronics for MEMS sensors (PCB level);

    2.     Develop characterization setups, including computer interface and data acquisition;

    3.     Electro-mechanical characterization of the sensor system (MEMS + electronics).

  • MandatoryQualifications
  • Education

    • MSc degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Physics Engineering or other related field.


    • Experience in circuit board design (PCB);

    • Experience in circuit design for sensor instrumentation.

    Technical Skills

    • Knowledge in electronics design for sensor instrumentation;

    • Knowledge in circuit board design (PCB) forsensorsactuation and readout (e.g. Altium) (low noise approaches are valued);

    • Knowledge in low-level software (C/C++) for microcontrollers;

    • Knowledge in high-level programing for system interface/instrumentation control/data acquisition is valued;

    • Experience on laboratorial electrical and mechanical characterization.

    Other Skills

    • Grant and report writing;
    • Good track record of disseminating research results to the scientific community.

  • Preferred Qualifications
    • Previous experience FPGA-based digital design is highly valued;

    • Experience in building characterization setups, including computer interfacing (e.g. Labview, Matlab or Python) and data acquisition (Labview or Python) is highly valued.

  • Personal Skills
    • Strong motivation to work both independently and as part of a team in an interdisciplinary environment, with the ability to pay close attention to detail and to meet deadlines;
    • Team work spirit;
    • Good communication skills;
    • “Hands-on” approach together with a high commitment;
    • Highly organised and dynamic;
    • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Our Benefits
    • Competitive salary;

    • Tax benefits and other Diplomatic privileges;

    • Private health insurance;

    • Family allowances (according to family situation);

    • Free nursery service at INL premises (subject to availability);

    • Support for education fees of dependent children;

    • Relocation support;
    • 30 working days of annual leave.

  • How to Apply
  • The application must be in English and include thefollowingmandatory documents:

    a)     Cover letter;

    b)     Curriculum Vitae;

    c)      Academic and/or Professional diplomas;

    Online application instructions:

  • The application is made online by clicking the “Apply” button below;

  • The candidate must complete all required sections of the online application form;

  • The candidate must submit the mandatory documents mentioned above inpdf format by including them in the “Additional files” section using the “Add portfolio” button.

  • Important note:

    Incomplete applications including the failure to provide mandatory documents or providing inaccurate information will result in the application not being considered.

  • How the Selection Process works
  • A. Applications eligibility check

    This stage will be carried out on the basis of the mandatory requirements, education, experience and technical skills defined for the job, as well as the validation of the mandatory documents. Only candidates who meet the eligibility criteria will move forward to the next stage.

    B. CV Assessment

    The Selection Committee will evaluate the eligible applications based on their CV and other submitted documents and the suitability for the position. The best ranked candidates will be shortlisted for the interview stage(s).

    C. Interview(s)

    The interview(s) may be done in different formats:video recording, online or onsite.

    The question based interview will evaluate the match between the candidate’s profile and the requirements for the position, including the technical and personal skills. To better support this stage, the candidate may be requested to prepare a short presentation.

    D. Nomination

    The selected candidate will be nominated and formally offered the position, including the disclosure of the contractual conditions. 

  • Additional Information
  • Application feedback

    We highly value your interest in becoming part of the INL experience and it is important for us to maintain good communications with all candidates. No matter the outcome of your application, we will always provide you with feedback.

    Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Principle

    INL follows a non-discrimination and equal access principle, wherefore no candidate can be privileged, benefited, impaired or deprived of any rights whatsoever, or be exempt of and duties based on any possible discriminatory issues.

    The advertisement deadline may be extended at any time without previous notice in order to improve the suitability and effectiveness of the recruitment process.

    About INL

    The International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory – INL ( ), is the first and only Intergovernmental Organisation in the world entirely focused on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.

    It was founded under an international legal framework to perform interdisciplinary research, deploy and communicate nanotechnology for the benefit of society. INL aims to be a recognised leading global nanotechnology innovation hub.

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