Do you want to do research in terahertz electronics for the next generation of wireless systems?

Information about the department and the divisionThe Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience – MC2 – is a unique research department in the areas of micro- and nanotechnology, housing more than 200 researchers and PhD students. At the Terahertz and millimeter wave divsion, main research activities are on technologies with applications ranging from basic science to future wireless sensors and communication systems. This research project is supported by the Swedish foundation for strategic research (SSF) and aims to explore future solutions for wireless communication at terahertz frequencies. In particular, the focus is on emerging or future telecommunication applications which require disruptive technology with ultra-wide bandwidth and data rates far beyond the 5G and 6G roadmaps.

Major responsibilities
Your research will be directed towards terahertz electronics for next generation of wireless systems. This includes research on system architectures and front-end active components for receivers and transmitters. The objective is to open up for new short-distance communication applications requiring ultra-high data rate. The research work will be pursued at terahertz and millimetre wave laboratory, Chalmers. You will fabricate demonstrators in our state-of-the art Nanofabrication facility at MC2 and perform experiments in the terahertz characterisation facility (Kollberg laboratory).

Your major responsibilities as PhD student is to pursue your own doctoral studies. You are expected to develop your own scientific concepts and communicate the results of your research verbally and in writing. The position generally also includes teaching on Chalmers’ undergraduate level corresponding to 20 per cent of working hours.

To qualify for this position, you must have a master’s level degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in Physics/Engineering with a curriculum that provides a good foundation in microwave engineering and microelectronics.

You should have good communication skills, ability to work in an interdisciplinary group, good analytical and experimental skills and good ability to work independently towards the goals expressed in the project plans.

Further, as the position is a collaboration between research groups and organisations, you need to enjoy working in different environments and proactively take part in new research initiatives.

Contract terms
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of five years.

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Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20210459 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document: CV, Family name, Ref. number)
• CV
• Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous experience of relevance for the position (e.g. education, thesis work and, if applicable, any other research activities)
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:
• Copies of bachelor and/or master’s thesis.
• Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, e.g. TOEFL test results.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline: 1 November, 2021

For questions, please contact:
Jan Stake, Head of Division
Phone: +46-31-7721836

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Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our six Areas of Advance; Energy, Health Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Materials Science, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!

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