PhD Position DTU Technical University of Denmark

PhD scholarship in IC Design – Technical University of Denmark, Jun 2022


The Technical University of Denmark invites applications for a Ph.D. position project will include circuit modelling & IC design, tape-outs, and building & testing of prototype integrated circuits in renewable energy applications in collaboration with our industrial partners, DTU Electro, Denmark – Jun 2022

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General Info

Position: PhD Position
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 3 Years
Salary: According to standard norms

DTU Electro

Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark


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Qualification Details

You must have a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree.

Approval and Enrolment

The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see DTU's rules for the PhD education.


The assessment of the applicants will be made by Professor Michael A. E. Andersen.

Responsibilities/Job Description

If you are establishing your career as scientist and you are looking for the best possible foundation for fulfilling your dreams and ambitions, it is right here in front of you. At DTU Electro you will break new ground at the absolute forefront of what is possible within IC design.


The primary focus of the project is to investigate and develop the best suitable switched capacitor power converter that can do both charge balancing as well as integrated some unique signal processing properties. The project will include circuit modelling & IC design, tape-outs, and building & testing of prototype integrated circuits in renewable energy applications in collaboration with our industrial partners.Any candidate who:

  • has good grasps of analysis and synthesis of all kinds of switched capacitor power converter topologies
  • has experience in analog IC design, specifically in high-voltage design
  • has experience working on IC tape-outs
  • has solid experience in using Cadence Virtuoso (or equivalent EDA) tools
  • has experience in using PCB layout software
  • has experience with behavioural modelling of electronics systems
  • is familiar with simulation and scripting tools (LTspice, Matlab, Python etc.)
  • has good signal processing skills
  • has good experience in making laboratory prototypes, debugging, and testing integrated circuits and electronic circuits
  • is open-minded and teamwork oriented to strive for common ambitious goals
  • can communicate in English at a good level

will be considered as a candidate with favorable background.  The candidate with high self-motivation, enthusiasm, and eagerness to push the boundaries for state-of-the-art would be preferred.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
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Application Procedure

Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 24 June 2022 (Danish time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma (in English) including official description of grading scale
  • List of publications and patents
  • Documentation of personal electronics laboratory experience
  • Your ORCID ID number

You may apply prior to ob­tai­ning your master's degree but cannot begin before having received it.Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

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We offer

DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and appointment terms

The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years. Starting date is as soon as possible. The position is a full-time position.You can read more about career paths at DTU here.You will be working in our modern and newly renovated premises with state-of-the-art electronics research laboratories and student facilities.

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Contact details

Further information may be obtained from Professor Michael A. E. Andersen, tel.: +45 4059 5299 or email: [email protected]  You can read more about DTU Electro at you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark. Furthermore, you have the option of joining our monthly free seminar “PhD relocation to Denmark and startup “Zoom” seminar” for all questions regarding the practical matters of moving to Denmark and working as a PhD at DTU.

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