PhD Student in Integrated Circuits and Systems - Electronic Circuits for Smart Intrabody Networks

Sweden (SE)
08 Nov 2016
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09 Jan 2017

PhD Student in Integrated Circuits and Systems - Electronic Circuits for Smart Intrabody Networks

At Linköping University we embrace innovative thinking. Constantly challenging ourselves has been our strongest motivator ever since we opened our doors in 1975. We are driven by seeking answers beyond the traditional and across subject boundaries. If you are too, we would like to see you at our university. Together we can find solutions to the challenges of the day.

The department of Electrical Engineering (ISY) is central to the engineering education at the Institute of Technology, one of four faculties at Linköping University, and this regards both basic and applied knowledge. The research is based on industrial needs, and ranges from basic research to direct application in collaboration projects.

Hereby advertises a position as

PhD student in Division of Integrated Circuits and Systems

Electronic Circuits for Smart Intrabody Networks

formally based at Department of Electrical Engineering

Reasearch Environment

The research work will be performed at Division of Integrated Circuits and Systems ( which is an internationally recognized research group, with over 40 years of experience in design of advanced integrated circuits. The division has close collaboration with major semiconductor companies and academic research organizations worldwide.

The objective of the position is to perform research on and develop electronics for communication in and around the human body as well as interfaces to implantable sensors and actuators. New types of electronic circuits and system solutions making the components attractive for body-area networks and body-coupled communications will be developed. Examples are energy harvesting circuits, event-driven communication and autonomous signal processing. The components will be measured and evaluated in laboratories and the results will be published in international journals.

The research will be conducted within the BodyCom Lab framework and is financed by the Swedish Strategic Research fund (SSF), with partners like the Royal Institut of Technology, Acreo Swedish ICT, department of science and technology (ITN) and the department of clinical and experimental medicine (IKE).

As a PhD student you will primarily devote yourself to your research. As a PhD student you are limited to work with education and administration up to 20 percent of full time.

Qualified to PhD studentships are only those who are or have been admitted to graduate studies.


  • General requirement: M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • Specific requirements: The applicant is expected to meet the following requirements:
  • Demonstrate a strong background knowledge and great interest in design of analog and digital integrated circuits.
  • Demonstrate a strong background in e.g. microcontroller programming
  • Have good knowledge and practical skills in board design, circuit design, circuit simulations, and circuit layout, using professional computer aided circuit design tools.
  • Have strong communication skills and good knowledge in English is a requirement. Good knowledge in Swedish is not a formal requirement but it will be considered as an additional merit.

Appointment time
The appointment will be until further notice for a maximum of one year at a time. A doctoral student may not be employed during a period exceeding eight years. The total time of appointment must not exceed the equivalent of four years´ full time research training.

Starting date
By agreement.

The salary for PhD students is based on the department’s salary scale. The commencing salary for a graduate student is at present 28 500 SEK.

Union representatives
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Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest 2017-01-09.

Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.

Linköping University will continue to develop as an attractive and creative place of work, characterized by equal terms and actively works for equality and diversity.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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Contact person

Jacob Wikner

Biträdande professor

+46 13 284044

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