PhD student in Integrated Circuits and Systems

Linkoping

Ref LiU-2022-01393

Skilled and committed employees are a crucial factor in the success of Linköping University. And we need more of them. Our core expertise comes from teachers and researchers, but a successful university requires experienced and motivated employees in many fields. Everyone is important. We need to recruit many new employees thanks to, among all, an expansion in our research activity. We need you here. We look forward to receiving your application!

The department of Electrical Engineering (ISY) is central to the engineering education at the Institute of Technology, one of four faculties at Linköping University, and this regards both basic and applied knowledge. The research is based on industrial needs, and ranges from basic research to direct application in collaboration projects.
Read more at https://liu.se/en/organisation/liu/isy

We are looking for a PhD student in Integrated Circuits and Systems.

Your work assignments
Research, development, and design of ultralow-power fully integrated wireless data transmitter/receiver and wireless energy harvesting. The goal is to create state-of-the-art technical platform for design of smart self-powered wireless sensors for a broad range of IoT applications, with special focus on medical implant devices. The project is expected to generate highly innovative circuits and systems solutions to be designed in advanced CMOS and possibly other semiconductor technologies, measured, verified, demonstrated, and published in top international journals and conferences in the field.

As a doctoral student, you devote most of your time to doctoral studies and the research projects of which you are part. Your work may also include teaching or other departmental duties, up to a maximum of 20% of full-time.

Your workplace
The research work will be performed at Division of Integrated Circuits and Systems (https://liu.se/organisation/liu/isy/eks). The group has more than 40 years of experience in design of advanced integrated circuits, and in close collaboration with major semiconductor companies and academic research organizations worldwide.

Your qualifications
You have graduated at Master’s level in Electronics Engineering or completed courses with a minimum of 240 credits, at least 60 of which must be in advanced courses. Alternatively, you have gained essentially corresponding knowledge in another way.

The applicant is expected to meet the following requirements:

  • Demonstrate documented strong background knowledge and skills in design of analog and radio frequency integrated circuits in advanced CMOS technologies, as well as good background knowledge in wireless communication and analog/digital signal processing systems.
  • Have good knowledge and practical skills in circuit design, circuit simulations, and circuit layout using professional computer aided circuit design tools, as well as good knowledge in circuit board design and measurement of integrated circuits.
  • Strong communication skills and good knowledge in English is a requirement. Good knowledge in Swedish will be considered as a merit.

Terms of employment
When taking up the post, you will be admitted to the program for doctoral studies. More information about the doctoral studies at each faculty is available at.

The employment has a duration of four years full-time equivalent. You will initially be employed for a period of one year. The employment will subsequently be renewed for periods of maximum duration two years, depending on your progress through the study plan. The employment may be extended up to a maximum of five years, based on the amount of teaching and departmental duties you have carried out. Further extensions can be granted in special circumstances.

Starting date
By agreement.

Salary and employment benefits
The salary of doctoral students is determined according to a locally negotiated salary progression.

More information about employment benefits at Linköping University is available here.

Union representatives
Information about union representatives, see Help for applicants.

Application procedure
Required documents to be included with the application:

  1. Attested copies (in PDF) of the Bachelor and M.Sc. degrees and the official transcripts of academic records.

  2. A complete, well-organized curriculum vitae (CV) in a single PDF file, including the following information:
    • Candidate’s full name, address, email, phone number, and other related personal information.
    • A half-page letter of intent, summarizing the applicant’s interest, motivation, and background knowledge.
    • Bachelor and M.Sc. education, particularly documented background knowledge in analog and digital integrated circuits, and signal processing.
    • Skills and experience in IC design and CAD tools for circuit simulations and chip layout.
    • Possible related work/research experiences.
    • Documented skills in verbal and written English (and possibly in Swedish).
    • List of possible publications.
    • Contact information for at least two reference persons.
    • Other relevant information
  1. Copies of possible publications and recommendation letters.


Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must reach Linköping University no later than August 15.

Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.

We welcome applicants with different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives - diversity enriches our work and helps us grow. Preserving everybody's equal value, rights and opportunities is a natural part of who we are. Read more about our work with: Equal opportunities.

We look forward to receiving your application!


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Contact persons

Atila Alvandpour

Professor and Head of Division

+46(0)13 285818

atila.alvandpour@liu.se

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HR partner

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lina.florvik@liu.se


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