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Doctoral Candidate in Integrated Circuit Design
Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering

Date Posted Nov. 26, 2018
Title Doctoral Candidate in Integrated Circuit Design
University Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering More About This Institution...
Helsinki, Finland
Department Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Graduate Student
  • Electrical and/or Electronics

The Electronic Circuit Design unit at the Aalto University invites applications for doctoral candidate positions in the integrated circuit (IC) design. We have several positions open on industrial-driven research projects focusing on future communication and miniature radar technologies.

Job description
In this position, you will do research and doctoral studies on integrated electronic circuit design. Your work will be related to our research projects focusing on wireless IC design, particularly for emerging 5G communication. You will learn to design integrated circuits applying the latest nanometer-scale CMOS technology. Depending on your interest and background we can offer you a research topic ranging from MMIC design to mixed-mode and digital designs. You will join an active research group, which research is closely linked to our industrial and academic partners. Our target is that you will acquire the doctoral degree in four years.

You have a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering. High average grade as well as excellent grades on courses on electronics are appreciated. You may be a fresh M.Sc, or gained already some design experience in industry. Your background and interests can be in any field of integrated circuit design. We expect you to be open-minded for new research, eager to learn more, and fit to teamwork. You need to have some hands-on experience or courses taken on integrated circuit design and tools, please document these activities in your application. In particular, we expect that you have gained some experience on using Cadence tools.
In this position you will apply the study right for doctoral studies in Aalto University. Thus, please check the student information and application criteria. In particular, please pay attention to mandatory skill level in English.
Research group
The Electronic Circuit Design (ECD) unit of the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering at the School of Electrical Engineering at Aalto University is recognized as one of the best in Europe. We have researched RF, analog, and digital integrated circuits already close to thirty years with outstanding outcomes and we have a strong network of collaborators and funding. The Electronic Circuit Design group has two professors (Jussi Ryynänen and Kari Halonen), three senior researchers and about 20 doctoral candidates and research assistants working with world class research facilities. Researchers of the unit have received several awards in highly recognized international conferences, and we publish 10-20 papers annually. More information about ECD unit’s research.

Salary and contract terms
The expected starting salary for a doctoral candidate is approximately 2450 €/month and salary will increase with responsibilities and performance over time. The contract includes occupational health benefits and Finland has a comprehensive social security system. Preferable starting time in the spring of 2019.

More information
If you wish to hear more about the position, please contact Professor Jussi Ryynanen,

Ready to apply?
Please submit your application through our website…. Please include the following documents in English
Application letter
Course transcripts of Master’s studies with grades and Certificate of Master’s degree
Curriculum Vitae (including list of publications if any)
Brief description of you research interests

Application period closes on Jan 7, 2019 but we will start reviewing candidates immediately. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

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Contact Information

  • Professor Jussi Ryynanen
    Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering
    Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering
    Maarintie 8, Espoo


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