PhD scholarship in IC Design

DTU Electro

If you are establishing your career as scientist and you are looking for the best possible foundation for fulfilling your dreams and ambitions, it is right here in front of you. At DTU Electro you will break new ground at the absolute forefront of what is possible within IC design.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The primary focus of the project is to investigate and develop the best suitable switched capacitor power converter that can do both charge balancing as well as integrated some unique signal processing properties. The project will include circuit modelling & IC design, tape-outs, and building & testing of prototype integrated circuits in renewable energy applications in collaboration with our industrial partners.


Any candidate who:

  • has good grasps of analysis and synthesis of all kinds of switched capacitor power converter topologies
  • has experience in analog IC design, specifically in high-voltage design
  • has experience working on IC tape-outs
  • has solid experience in using Cadence Virtuoso (or equivalent EDA) tools
  • has experience in using PCB layout software
  • has experience with behavioural modelling of electronics systems
  • is familiar with simulation and scripting tools (LTspice, Matlab, Python etc.)
  • has good signal processing skills
  • has good experience in making laboratory prototypes, debugging, and testing integrated circuits and electronic circuits
  • is open-minded and teamwork oriented to strive for common ambitious goals
  • can communicate in English at a good level

will be considered as a candidate with favorable background.  The candidate with high self-motivation, enthusiasm, and eagerness to push the boundaries for state-of-the-art would be preferred.

You must have a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see DTU's rules for the PhD education.   

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Professor Michael A. E. Andersen.

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 academic freedom tempered by responsibility.


Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years. Starting date is as soon as possible. The position is a full-time position.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

You will be working in our modern and newly renovated premises with state-of-the-art electronics research laboratories and student facilities.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Michael A. E. Andersen, tel.: +45 4059 5299 or email: ma@elektro.dtu.dk  

You can read more about DTU Electro at www.dtu.dk/english.

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark. Furthermore, you have the option of joining our monthly free seminar “PhD relocation to Denmark and startup “Zoom” seminar” for all questions regarding the practical matters of moving to Denmark and working as a PhD at DTU.

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 5 August 2022 (Danish time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma (in English) including official description of grading scale
  • List of publications and patents
  • Documentation of personal electronics laboratory experience
  • Your ORCID ID number

You may apply prior to ob­tai­ning your master's degree but cannot begin before having received it.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 13,400 students and 5,800 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.