PhD student in electronic systems with focus on analog integrated circuits at the Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden, 2022
Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering
Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden
We are looking for you who is a very good academic and highly motivated to carry out advanced research in the field, both independently and in collaboration with group members and our partners in academia and industry.
Suitable background is a master's degree or equivalent in electrical engineering, electronics or a closely related subject. The applicant must have very good knowledge of electronics, experience of laboratory work with evaluation and verification is highly valued. Previous experience of working with integrated circuits is valuable but not a requirement. The applicant must also possess basic programming skills. The applicant must have good communication skills in written and oral communication in English. Mastering Swedish is meritorious, as a large part of our teaching takes place in Swedish.
For further information on specific doctoral education, see http://www.ltu.se/research/Utbildning-pa-forskarniva/Studieplaner/Allmanna-studieplaner-Teknisk-fakultetsnamnd?l=en.
Electronic systems include electronics design, measurement technology and electromagnetic compatibility for control, monitoring and instrumentation of technical processes and systems, with close connection to applications and applied research.
As a PhD student you are expected to perform both experimental and theoretical work within your research studies as well as communicate your results at national and international conferences and in scientific journals. Most of your working time will be devoted to your own research studies. In addition, you can have the opportunity to try the teacher role. As a researcher, you work as a neutral party in many contexts, which provides a great opportunity to be involved in challenging development projects.
You will develop integrated circuits (ASIC) aimed at measurement systems in various applications. Through our collaboration within Europractice (https://europractice-ic.com/) we have access to both design tools and prototypes of ASICs from several different manufacturers. In our electronics laboratory, we have access to equipment for both assembly and performance measurement of the circuits and systems we build. Important parameters in working with our circuits are low power consumption, small size, and good performance. A current project is the development of single-circuit solutions for monitoring power semiconductors, for example in powertrains for electric cars or electric airplanes. In this work, a measuring system for temperature will be integrated on a chip together with a coil for power transmission and communication. The principle is the same as in communication with RFID, but with greater challenges as the entire device must fit on a surface of a few square millimeters. Another current application area is small satellites. We have an active collaboration with colleagues in the field of space technology systems, where the goal is to develop micro- and nanosatellites under a cubic decimeter in size. These must be equipped with different sensors, whereby integrated circuits may be used to build, for example, charge amplifiers.
How to Apply?
Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: 4173-2022
The application should include a CV, personal letter and copies of verified diplomas from high school and universities. Mark your application with the reference number below. Your application, including diplomas, must be written in English or Swedish.
About the Department/Section/Group
At the Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering, the university has brought together research and education in electrical engineering, space technology, computer and systems science. The electronics systems group focuses on electrodynamic simulation, electronics design, and measurement technology. The research and teaching conducted is supported by high-quality infrastructure with state-of-the-art laboratories for electromagnetic compatibility, microelectronics and photoacoustics. We are now looking for a PhD student who can contribute to our growing activities.
About the Employer: Luleå University of Technology (LUT), Sweden
Note or Other details
Employment as a doctoral student is time-limited to 4 years, teaching and other departmental duties may be added with max 20 %. Placement: Luleå. Starting: upon agreement.
For more information, please contact professor Jonny Johansson, +46 (0)920-49 1703 [email protected].
In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.
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