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PhD position in IC Design group

Job description

The University of Twente (UT) is located in the east of the Netherlands. It offers a dynamic campus, excellent facilities and the possibility to work in- and with- famous research groups.

Professor Bram Nauta’s Integrated Circuit Design (ICD) group focuses on various aspects of analog and Radio Frequency (RF) Integrated Circuits (IC). The group's motto is “fundamental solutions for practical problems” and under this vision, it has contributed many fundamental new ideas in circuit design. The IC Design group has made high-impact inventions in analog filters, thermal noise cancelling amplifiers, ultra-low power analog to digital converters, software-defined radio, mixer-first receivers, N-path filters and sub-sampling phase locked loops. The group is a world leader and initiator of many new research directions which also find their application in industrial products. The group has a strong collaboration with the global semiconductor industry.

Are you interested in a PhD position at the ICD group?

We have access to advanced CMOS fabrication technology nodes and a well-equipped laboratory for evaluation of test-chips. We offer a very collaborative atmosphere and you will benefit from our broad knowledge and experience. A team of well-known professors in the field (professors Bram Nauta, Eric Klumperink, Anne-Johan Annema, Ronan van der Zee and Mark Oude Alink) will supervise you in this position.

Since we will invest a lot of our time in your education, development and career, we have to be very selective in our admission process for PhD students.

Your profile

  • You are highly motivated and an enthusiastic researcher (F/M)
  • You have a MSc degree with excellent grades in Electrical Engineering,   with a specialization in Analog or RF design.
  • You are an independent and original thinker with a creative mindset
  • You are a fast thinker with excellent analytical and communication skills
  • You have good team spirit and like to work in an internationally oriented environment
  • You are fluent in English.

Our offer

This is a general and open call for PhD applications. We normally have open PhD positions available through the year, however we do not list every open position separately. Accepted candidates can start their PhD project anytime during the academic year.

As a PhD student at the UT, you will be appointed on a fulltime position for four years, with a qualifier in the first year, within a very stimulating scientific environment;
The university offers a dynamic ecosystem with enthusiastic colleagues;
Salary and conditions are in accordance with the collective labour agreement for Dutch universities (CAO- NU);
You will receive a salary ranging from €2.395,- gross per month at the start to €3.061,- in the fourth year;
Excellent benefits including a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary, a year-end bonus of 8.3% and a solid pension scheme;
A training program in which you and your supervisor will make up a plan for additional suitable education and supervision;
We encourage a high degree of responsibility and independence, while collaborating with close colleagues, researchers and other university staff

Information and application

Please note: you are required to apply via the "apply now" button below, ánd to fill in an additional questionnaire before via this link: https://forms.gle/ms3PXHnbzQ136mqj8 before we can process your application.

Include in your application:

  • a motivation letter, emphasizing your specific interest and motivation to apply for a PhD position in our group
  • a detailed CV (resume) and a publication list;
  • contact details of at least 2 referees
  • an academic transcript of B.Sc. and M.Sc. education, including grades
  • a TOEFL or IELTS score to verify sufficient mastering of the English language
  • an assessment may be part of the application procedure.

For more information about this open vacancy, please contact our secretary Mrs. Gerdien Lammers g.lammers@utwente.nl.

About the department

About the organization

University of Twente (UT)

University of Twente (UT) has entered the new decade with an ambitious, new vision, mission and strategy. As ‘the ultimate people-first university of technology' we are rapidly expanding on our High Tech Human Touch philosophy and the unique role it affords us in society. Everything we do is aimed at maximum impact on people, society and connections through the sustainable utilisation of science and technology. We want to contribute to the development of a fair, digital and sustainable society through our open, inclusive and entrepreneurial attitude. This attitude permeates everything we do and is present in every one of UT's departments and faculties. Building on our rich legacy in merging technical and social sciences, we focus on five distinguishing research domains: Improving healthcare by personalised technologies; Creating intelligent manufacturing systems; Shaping our world with smart materials; Engineering our digital society; and Engineering for a resilient world.

As an employer, University of Twente offers jobs that matter. We equip you as a staff member to shape new opportunities both for yourself and for our society. With us, you will be part of a leading tech university that is changing our world for the better. We offer an open, inclusive and entrepreneurial climate, in which we encourage you to make healthy choices, for example, with our flexible, customisable conditions.

PhD position in IC Design group
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