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Doctoral Researcher in Integrated Circuit Design for Future Wireless Applications

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Doctoral Researcher in Integrated Circuit Design for Future Wireless Applications

The Electronic Circuit Design unit at the Aalto University invites applications for doctoral candidate positions in the integrated circuit (IC) design. We have several positions open on industrial-driven research projects focusing on future 5G/6G communication and miniature radar technologies.

Job description
In this position, you will do research and doctoral studies on integrated electronic circuit design from design to measurement verification.  Your work will be related to our research projects focusing on IC design for wireless technologies, particularly for emerging 5/6G communication and also their hardware accelerators. You will learn to design integrated circuits applying the latest nanometer-scale CMOS technology. Depending on your interest and background we can offer you a research topic ranging from MMIC design to mixed-mode and digital designs. You will join an active research group, which research is closely linked to our industrial and academic partners. Our target is that you will acquire the doctoral degree in four years.

You have a Master’s degree in relevant field of Electrical Engineering. High average grade as well as excellent grades on courses on electronics are appreciated. You may be a fresh M.Sc, or gained already some design experience in industry. Your background and interests can be in any field of integrated circuit design. We expect you to be open-minded for new research, eager to learn more, and fit to teamwork. You mus have hands-on experience or courses taken on integrated circuit design and tools. In particular, we expect that you have gained experience on using Cadence design tools. Please document and highlight these activities in your application.

In this position you will apply the study right for doctoral studies in Aalto University. Thus, please check the student information and application criteria.

Research group
The Electronic Circuit Design (ECD) unit of the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering at the School of Electrical Engineering at Aalto University is recognized as one of the best in Europe. We have researched RF, analog, and digital integrated circuits already close to thirty years with outstanding outcomes and we have a strong network of collaborators and funding. The Electronic Circuit Design group has three professors (Jussi Ryynänen, Kari Halonen, and Martin Andraud), two senior researchers and about 20 doctoral candidates and research assistants working with world class research facilities. Researchers of the unit have received several awards in highly recognized international conferences, and we publish 10-20 papers annually. More information about ECD unit's research.

Salary and contract terms
The expected starting salary for a doctoral candidate is approximately 2600 €/month and salary will increase with responsibilities and performance over time. As an employer, Aalto University provides excellent learning and development opportunities as well as occupational health care services, commuter ticket benefit and versatile exercise services by Unisport. The contract includes occupational health benefits and Finland has a comprehensive social security system. Preferable starting time is in the autumn of 2022.

More information
If you wish to hear more about the position, please contact Professor Jussi Ryynanen, [email protected] In recruitment process relating questions, please contact HR Coordinator Riina Hiirikoski, [email protected]

Ready to apply?
Please submit your application through our recruitment system by using "Apply now!" link below. Please include the following documents in English

  • Application letter
  • Course transcripts of Master’s studies with grades and Certificate of Master’s degree
  • Curriculum Vitae (including list of publications if any)
  • Brief description of your research interests

Remember to clearly indicate your experience on IC design/tools.

Application period closes on 10 October 2022 but we will start reviewing candidates immediately. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Please note: Aalto University’s employees and visitors should apply for the position via our internal system Workday -> find jobs (not external webpage of open positions) by using their existing Workday user account.

About Aalto University, Campus and Finland
The School of Electrical Engineering is located at the Aalto University Otaniemi campus in the Helsinki metropolitan area, Finland. As a living and work environment, Finland consistently ranks high in quality-of-life. For more information about living in Finland please visit our information pages for international staff.

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