Postdoc position Silicon integrated circuit design for sub-THz communication

Ref REF 2023-0615

Project description
The Microwave Electronics Laboratory (MEL) is the second largest out of eight laboratories at the Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience. At MEL we are more than 30 people performing world-class research on high speed electronic components, circuits, and systems for a wide range of communication, industrial, and remote sensing applications in the frequency range from 1 GHz to 500 GHz and beyond. Our facilities include a uniquely well-equipped laboratory for advanced millimeter wave measurements.

A major part our research is targeting the need for higher capacity and improved energy efficiency in future wireless communication systems. We now investigate drastically new wireless solutions, involving in-house designed integrated circuits working at frequencies from 120-330 GHz with bandwidths exceeding 100GHz.

This postdoctoral position aims to explore the possibilities of modern high-speed semiconductor technology for realization of high performance integrated transmitter and receiver circuits for future wireless systems and radar. Of particular interest is to use the latest state-of-the-art silicon integrated circuit technologies stretching the performance limits such as bandwidth, output power and datarate, for applications related to 6G and beyond. The projects are mainly financed by three new EU-projects, CoreNext, 6GTandem and TeraGreen.

Major responsibilities
Your major responsibility will be to perform world-class research on advanced integrated SiGe BiCMOS based transmitter and receiver circuit solutions for future wireless communication and radar applications, including circuit design, measurements, system design, packaging and millimeterwave fiber design and characterization. You will be a key member in a team of PhD students and senior researchers, both from industry and academia, working with advanced high datarate communication and radar. Most of the time will be available for your own research, but some part will also include teaching on undergraduate and master's levels as well as supervising master's and/or PhD students to a certain extent. Another important aspect involves collaboration within academia and with society at large. The position is meritorious for future research duties within academia as well as industry/the public sector.

To qualify for the position of postdoc, you must hold a doctoral degree in microwave/radio frequency electronics awarded no more than three years prior to the application deadline (according to the current agreement with the Swedish Agency for Government Employers). It is also essential that you have experience from high frequency measurements.

You are expected to be somewhat accustomed to teaching, and to demonstrate good potential within research and education.

The successful candidate will have an outstanding academic track record and have published first authored papers in internationally recognized peer-reviewed journals. Important qualities are enthusiasm, to be able to drive and conclude projects independently, take own initiatives and discuss/develop own ideas, be creative and have a problem-solving ability. The project is in collaboration with other researchers and industry and thus excellent cooperation and social abilities are highly important. Good communication skills in English are necessary as English is the primary language in our laboratory. If Swedish is not your native language, Chalmers can offer Swedish courses.

Contract terms
This postdoc position is a full-time temporary employment for two years with the possibility of a one-year extension.

We offer
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg
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Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20230643 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as PDF-files, as below. Maximum size for each file is 40 MB. Please note that the system does not support Zip files.

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:
• CV, include complete list of publications
• Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous research fields and main research results
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:
• Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form.

Application deadline: December 1st, 2023

For questions, please contact:
Professor Herbert Zirath
Microwave Electronics Laboratory
Tel: +46-31-772 1852

Professor Christian Fager
Microwave Electronics Laboratory
Tel: +46-31-772 5047

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. *** 

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