Research Associate (m/f/x)

Dresden, Sachsen (DE)
23 Dec 2021
End of advertisement period
18 Feb 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

At TU Dresden, Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Institute of Circuits and Systems, the Chair of Electron Devices and Integrated Circuits (CEDIC) offers a project position as

Research Associate (m/f/x)

(subject to personal qualification employees are remunerated according to salary group E 13 TV-L)

starting as soon as possible. The position is limited for 36 months with the option of extension subject to further third-party funded projects. The period of employment is governed by § 2 (2) Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz - WissZeitVG).

CEDIC has been an internationally recognized research group in the area of device modeling for high-frequency (HF) applications, with significant contributions in particular to the theoretical understanding and exploration of high-frequency performance and physical limits of heterojunction bipolar transistors and carbon nanotube based field-effect transistors (CNTFETs) as well as to the development of related models and tools for circuit design. CEDIC has also been involved in various research projects funded by the German National Science Foundation (DFG), German Federal government, the European Union and DARPA.

Tasks: The successful candidate is expected to contribute to a DFG funded research project on the electrical characterization and modeling of CNTFETs. Specific tasks comprise: (i) Electrical characterization of breakdown in CNTFETs with different channel formation methods (CVD, dispersion), different gate oxide materials (HfO2, Al2O3), and different substrate materials (SiO2, quartz). (ii) Development of a theoretical understanding of the breakdown mechanisms relevant for transistor based electronics and, using transistors and other test structures, determination of relevant material parameters for device modeling (TCAD). (iii) Development and design of test structures for compact model parameter extraction. (iv) Numerically efficient and stable extension of our existing compact models by physics-based formulations for the investigated breakdown mechanisms, enabling the investigation of the impact of CNTFET breakdown on the performance of HF circuits. (v) Experimental compact model verification. The work requires a strong cooperation within a team of researchers at CEDIC and at cooperation partners. Participation in research project related progress reports, presentations at project meetings and publications is also expected.

Requirements: Applicants should hold an outstanding university degree (Master/Dipl.-Ing.) in electrical engineering. Hands-on experience in the following areas is mandatory: DC and S-parameter on-wafer experimental characterization of electronic devices; MOSFET theory and modeling; model implementation in standard commercial circuit simulators (preferably via Verilog-A); compact model parameter extraction. Additional knowledge in CNTFET operation principles and a good knowledge on semiconductor fundamentals will be a prerequisite for a successful application. Excellent English language and communication skills are highly desired.

Applications from women are particularly welcome. The same applies to people with disabilities.

Your application (in English only) should include: motivation letter, CV with description of completed projects in the areas described above, transcript of grades (i.e. the official list of coursework including your grades) and proof of English language skills. Please submit your comprehensive application by February 18, 2022 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies), preferably via the TU Dresden SecureMail Portal quoting “Research Associate application w561” in the subject header by sending it as a single pdf document to or by mail to: TU Dresden, Fakultaet Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik, Institut fuer Grundlagen der Elektrotechnik und Elektronik, Professur fuer Elektronische Bauelemente und Integrierte Schaltungen, Herrn Prof. Michael Schroeter, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden. Please submit copies only, as your application will not be returned to you. Expenses incurred in attending interviews cannot be reimbursed.

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