PhD position in microwave engineering – with specialization in radio frequency (RF) amplifiers with high efficiency and high power
Sort on published: 2017-10-09
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Doctoral studies in Engineering Science with specialization in microwave engineering, at the Ångström Laboratory, Department of Engineering Sciences, Division of Solid State Electronics (http://www.teknik.uu.se/solid-state-electronics). Starting date as soon as possible.
This project will be conducted as part of a collaborative effort between the FREIA and Solid State Electronics divisions, both situated at the Ångström Laboratory. The name FREIA is an acronym for Facility for Research Instrumentation and Accelerator Development. At the FREIA laboratory the general focus is on developing particle accelerator technology that can be used in large research facilities, such as CERN, ESRF, DESY, European Spallation Source (ESS), etc.
We offer a varied and exciting work, in collaboration with well-established nationally and internationally renowned research institutions. The work is performed in close collaboration with large EU industry, within the new Eurostars-project ENEFRF and involves also traveling to major facilities in EU and attending conferences in other parts of the world. In the project ENEFRF we will together with industry develop the next generation RF-sources for isotope producing cyclotrons. Research will be splitted into four major sections: (1) highly efficient RF power amplifiers involving the study of different topologies, such as class E and inverters which are used towards maximizing the efficiency at high power levels; (2) novel techniques for power splitting using FPGAs for digital waveform generation; (3) highly efficient RF power combiner for solid state power amplifiers and (4) characterization of new semiconductor transistors involving, among others load pull measurements. Other aspects related to the thermal behaviour, reliability and lifetime of transistors will also be investigated.
We are seeking candidates with an MSc in engineering or science. A strong motivation and ability to work independently is desirable and very good verbal and written skills in English are required. Experience with RF power amplifiers and FPGA programming is highly meriting for this PhD position. Background in electrical engineering, with a focus on active microwave components is highly desirable.
The PhD position is for four years, extendable to a maximum of five years including departmental duties at a level of at most 20% (typically teaching).
Local guidelines for salary placement are used.
Applications should include a brief description of research interests and relevant experience, a CV, copies of diplomas and certificates, thesis (or a draft thereof) and other relevant documents. The candidates are encouraged to provide letter(s) of recommendation and contact information to reference persons.
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
Pay: According to local agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants.
Working hours: 100 %
For further information about the position please contact
Assistant Prof. Dragos Dancila, +46-(0)18-471 1078, firstname.lastname@example.org
You are welcome to submit your application no later than 31st of December 2017, UFV-PA 2017/3587.
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Placement: Department of Engineering Sciences
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed pay
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/3587
Last application date: 2017-12-31