The Department of Space, Earth and Environment contains five divisions, with research and education spanning from global challenges related to sustainability and energy supply to astronomy and space sciences. The department is host to two major infrastructures, Onsala Space Observatory and Chalmers Power Central, and consist of about 250 employees.

Information about the research group
The Group for Advanced Receiver Development (GARD) carries research in the field of Terahertz technology. GARD research activities include elements of low-temperature physics, superconducting electronics, material science and thin-film technology. This research has main applications in instrumentation for radio astronomy and environmental sciences. Being internationally recognized with its state-of-art Terahertz instrumentation, GARD was and is participating in major large-scale international projects, such as Herschel HIFI, ALMA and APEX. For more information, please visit our web-page.

-The details of the departmental research activities may be found here.

Major responsibilities
The prospective PhD student will research on wideband compact THz receivers.

New receiver architectures and MMIC circuits based on superconducting sensors, will be considered and studied theoretically and experimentally, both from fabricating and from device performance points of view.

The prospective PhD student is expected to:
- Design, fabricate and measure test devices employing new material and new device approach;
- Model the test devices behavior to further design wideband integrated receivers
- Design, optimize, fabricate and measure test devices employing new wideband THz receivers.
- Analyze the findings and perform simulations, formulate conclusions, present and publish the results.

Your major responsibilities are to pursue your own doctoral studies. You are expected to develop your own scientific concepts and communicate the results of your research verbally and in writing, both in Swedish and in English. The position generally also includes teaching on Chalmers' undergraduate level or performing other duties corresponding to 20 per cent of working hours.

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of five years.

We are looking for a person with a Master degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits (or equivalent) in electrical engineering, applied physics, or materials science. Grades above average are required; excellent grades are advantage.

The applicant should also have:
- Good proficiency in English (written and oral)
- Hand-on experience in electromagnetics or high frequency electronics (measurements and characterization).
- Experience with numerical simulation software;
- High motivation and ability to work in a team;

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20170669 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document: CV, Family name, Ref. number)
• CV
• Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.
• 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 and present your qualifications.
• Previous research fields and main research results.
• Future goals and research focus. Are there any specific projects and research issues you are primarily interested in?

Other documents:
• Copies of bachelor and/or master’s thesis.
• Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, eg. TOEFL test results.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline: 30 April 2018, interviews will be held continuously

For questions, please contact:
Prof. Victor Belitsky, Onsala Space Observator, Group for Advanced Receiver development
Phone: +46 31-7721893

Assoc. Prof. Vincent Desmaris, Onsala Space Observator, Group for Advanced Receiver development
Phone: +46 31-7721846

Dr. Alexey Pavolotsky, Onsala Space Observator, Group for Advanced Receiver development
Phone: +46 31-7721833'

Dr. Denis Meledin, Onsala Space Observator, Group for Advanced Receiver development
Phone: +46 31-7721842

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