Research Associate / PhD Student / Postdoc Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dresden, Sachsen (DE)
29 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
02 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Since 2012, Technische Universität Dresden (TUD) is a part of the elected group of eleven Universities of Excellence in Germany. Furthermore, the Dresden location contains "Silicon Saxony" the largest microelectronics cluster in Europe.

In the frame of the programme “Automation and Networked Traffic”, funded by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, within the project ATLAS60G for developing a novel positioning system for car based on radar technology, the Chair of Circuit Design and Network Theory (CCN) within the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Institute of Circuits and Systems (IEE) has, subject to resources being available, a job vacancy for a

Research Associate / PhD Student / Postdoc
(subject to personal qualification employees are remunerated according to salary group E 13 TV-L)

starting at the next possible date and initially limited until 30.11.2020. The period of employment is governed by the Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz – WissZeitVG). The position offers the chance to obtain further academic qualification (e.g. PhD / habilitation thesis).

The Chair of Circuit Design and Network Theory is a leading researcher in the area of integrated circuit design and is dedicated to the design and modelling of highly efficient real-time analogue and mixed-signal circuits. During the last decade, the chair achieved several world records and awards. The chair is led by Prof. Ellinger, who received the Vodafone Innovation Award in 2016, and contributes with their expertise in the areas of wireless communication, positioning and radar systems, millimeter wave circuits and mixed-signal and control circuits to numerous national and international research projects.

Within the project ATLAS60G, a positioning technology will be developed which can track vehicles in real time. Applications include self-parking cars in areas without GPS coverage such as parking decks and underground car parks, where a positioning accuracy of only few centimeters is necessary.
Tasks: Your task is the development and optimization of integrated millimeter wave circuits for positioning and radar systems (low noise amplifiers, mixers, filters, base band components, power amplifiers, oscillators, phase-locked loops) and the assembly of a demonstrator for the system. You will develop radio frequency circuit boards, characterize circuits in the measurement lab and engage in the integration and testing of the developed components. Furthermore, you take part in integration and system testing, contribute to system specification, documentation and project reports and publish your results in scientific journals and conferences. You will also join project meetings. An active role in the management of the project is highly encouraged, especially for post-graduate applicants.

Requirements: We are looking for a candidate with a very good or good university degree and if applicable – a doctorate in electrical engineering, communications or information technology with deepened knowledge in analogue circuit design, especially millimeter wave circuits. Skills are especially needed in CAD based simulation and circuit layout. Interest for new technologies, independent and flexible way of working, communication and teamwork skills, good English, innovative and analytical thinking and high commitment are expected.

The job offer provides an excellent platform for interdisciplinary cooperation and exchange with industry partners and the ability to promote your personal scientific development. Postdoctoral researchers will have a great opportunity to lead big and famous research projects.

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

Please send your complete application including CV and copies of certificates preferably via the TU Dresden SecureMail Portal by sending it as a single pdf document no later than 02.08.2018 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies) to or TU Dresden, Fakultät Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik, Institut für Grundlagen der Elektrotechnik und Elektronik, Professur für Schaltungstechnik und Netzwerktheorie, Herrn Prof. Frank Ellinger, 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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