Two Postdocs in IC Design for Power Supplies

DTU Electrical Eng
Wednesday 29 Nov 17

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The increasing use of electronics in our society requires that the electronics are energy efficient, small, and low cost in order to support the transition to “green” energy. The size, weight and cost of all kind of electronics are continuously decreasing. This enables an increase of applications and features in less space, with lower weight and lower cost in many different areas.

Our expertise in solving energy efficiency related problems and presenting innovative solutions is what makes our group an essential part of numerous research projects in collaboration with industry. During the last 7 years we have focused intensively on miniaturization of power electronics circuits by means of operating frequencies in the Very High Frequency range (VHF, 30 MHz to 300 MHz).   

We are pleased to announce that we require your help and determined passion for making the next step in integrating switch-mode power supplies for industrial and consumer electronics applications in a semiconductor packages. The international research area and the cutting edge knowledge are described in a series of workshops,
called PwrSoC, which stands for Power-Systems-on-Chip.   

Responsibilities and tasks  
A new project has been formed for research and innovation of highly integrated power supplies of the future together with European partners that are world leading in their field. We need your effort, passion and dedication to be part of the next generation switch-mode power supplies based on integrated circuit design. You will be part of an established research group and play a mature role in forming the future of Power-Systems-on-Chip (PwrSoC) and Power-Systems-in-Package (PSIP).   

Specifically you will be  

  • analysing, designing, simulating, conducting layout and managing tape-outs of your own power semiconductors and power management circuitry
  • designing power converters with enhanced control loops and universal AC mains (230V / 110 V; 50 Hz / 60 Hz) interface based on your own tape-outs
  • conducting the experimental verification of your own designs
  • telling the world through scientific journal publications about your contribution and enhancements
  • receiving individual training program on both hard and soft skills to support your mission and your personal development
  • guiding our elite students to become the next generation of world-leading engineers
  • self-organized under the motto “Freedom under Responsibility”
  • part of a highly dynamic research group with experienced researchers in both power electronics and integrated circuit (CMOS) design
  • having access to cutting-edge technology from our collaboration partners (small companies, bigger companies and universities, all within Europe) and having an active collaboration with them
  • conducting all of these tasks in close collaboration with 3+ peers working on the same project as you
  • English is our daily communication language. If you are interested in learning Danish, we will support you.

Furthermore you will participate in both fundamental and advanced-level research-based education of students in cooperation with our scientific staff.

Qualifications
Candidates should hold a PhD or equivalent.

Candidates must have and document: 

  • Experience in using Cadence IC design (or equivalent electronic development automation (EDA)) tools
  • General knowledge of Process Design Kits (PDKs)
  • Knowledge of Power Electronics
  • Confidence in electronics engineering laboratory equipment, e.g. oscilloscopes, impedance analyzers, probe stations, temperature chambers and electromagnetic compatibility equipment
  • Experience in writing scientific journal publications
  • Striving to act as a guide for PhD students is advantageous
  • Open-minded and team-work oriented to strive for a common ambitious goal
  • Teaching experience
We offer 
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and an academic freedom tempered by responsibility. 

Salary and terms of employment 
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union. We offer two Postdoc positions for one and two years respectively.

The workplace is DTU Lyngby Campus in our modern and newly renovated premises with our state-of-the-art electronics research laboratories and student facilities.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.  

Further information  
Further information may be obtained from Professor Michael A. E. Andersen, Deputy Head of Department, phone: +45 4059 5299, email: ma@elektro.dtu.dk.   

You can read more about Department of Electrical Engineering at www.elektro.dtu.dk and about the Electronics Group at www.ele.elektro.dtu.dk.   

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 14 December 2017. Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:  
  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
  • H-index, and ORCID (see e.g. http://orcid.org/)
  • Documentation of teaching experience, if any (e.g. in the form of a teaching portfolio)

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

All qualified candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

The Department of Electrical Engineering is the central department at the Technical University of Denmark in electrical, biomedical engineering and acoustic technology. It is our goal to ensure an engineering training and research, which matches that of other leading universities around the world. The department is organized into sections each covering important areas of electrical, biomedical engineering and acoustic technologies. Including PhD students we have a total of 275 staff members.   

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 11,000 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.