Microelectronics and Smart Sensing
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10.11.2017 - 13:34
The Institute for Theory of Electrical Engineering at the University of Stuttgart is looking for researchers holding a Master’s degree (or equivalent), who are interested in pursuing research towards a PhD degree as part of one of the following projects:
Integrated transceivers for diamond based hyperpolarization
In this project, the PhD student will work on designing and characterizing CMOS and BiCMOS RF transceivers with operating frequencies around 10 MHz and 14 GHz, respectively. In view of the interdisciplinary research topic at the interface between engineering and physics, applicants should be motivated to explore both research areas. The project will be carried out in close collaboration with experts from the field of microfabrication at KIT and a start-up specializing in diamond-based hyperpolarization technology.
Integrated transceivers for point-of-care spin detection
In this project, the PhD student will work on designing and characterizing CMOS RF transceivers with the aim of drastically miniaturizing existing nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and electron spin resonance (ESR) electronics to eventually allow for point-of-care operation. Using our signature VCO-based ESR detection principle, the student will explore its possibility for extending the state-of-the-art in spin-based analytics. The project will be carried out in collaboration with leading experts in the field of microfabrication and materials research.
Integrated magnetic probes for neuronal current imaging
In this project, the PhD student will work on designing and characterizing state-of-the art low noise sensor readouts for monitoring the magnetic fields associated with brain activity. The project will be carried out in collaboration with experts in the field of magnetic sensor design at CEA Saclay in France and experts in brain activity sensing at the Ernst Strüngemann Institute for Neuroscience in Frankfurt.
Integrated transceivers for broadband NMR-based metabolite screening
In this project, the PhD student will work on designing and characterizing state-of-the art NMR transceivers as key building blocks for the next generation of NMR sensing platforms with significantly enhanced throughput for NMR screening applications. The project will be carried out in collaboration with experts in microfabrication from the KIT.
Integrated NMR magnetometry transceivers
In this project, the PhD student will work on designing and characterizing fully-integrated CMOS NMR magnetometers. The project is embedded in the IQST Alliance for Quantum Innovation Program (http://www.iqst.org/programs/alliance-for-quantum-innovation.html ), providing the PhD student with excellent networking opportunities with leading industrial partners.
In addition to the above listed projects, the Institute for Theory of Electrical Engineering is continuously looking for excellent PhD students and PostDocs in a variety of other topics.
What we offer:
- A stimulating research environment with currently 9 PhD students working on a broad range of IC design topics for various applications in smart sensing for biomedical and materials science applications as well as quantum technology
- The possibility of obtaining a PhD degree from one of Germany’s leading technical Universities
- Access to all state-of-the-art IC design tools
- Large experience in IC manufacturing
- A fully equipped mixed-signal lab for chip characterizations
- Collaborations with leading industrial and academic partners
- Competitive annual gross salary - depending on experience level - of >45.000 €
What we expect:
- Experience in analog and mixed signal integrated circuit design
- Good background in Microelectronics or a similar field of study
- Curiosity to expand you knowledge into an interesting application for smart sensing technology
- Very good knowledge of English language
- Strong motivation to introduce innovations into a current research topic
- The ability to work in a team
- Flexibility and dedication
The University of Stuttgart likes to increase the percentage of women. Hence, women are explicitly encouraged to send an application. Full-time positions are generally divisible. Seriously disabled persons with equivalent qualification are preferred employed. Employment is carried out by central administration of the university.
Candidates should send their application electronically by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The application in English or German should include a CV, a short motivation letter, and a transcript of records of the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. An abstract of the Master’s thesis may also be included.
Art der Beschäftigung
Herr Prof. Dr. Jens Anders
+49 711 685 67250
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Institute for Theory of Electrical Engineering
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Short-term due to Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz
Sonntag, 31. Dezember 2017 - 23:59