KTH Royal Institute of Technology,

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Job description

The applicant will mainly develop electrical models for spin torque nano-oscillators (STNOs)/ spin Hall nano-oscillators (SHNO) and design supporting CMOS circuitries for spin-torque based applications. The designs will target large networks of synchronized SHNO. In addition, SHNO based neuromorphic alternatives to digital gates will be explored. Particular focus will be put on designing and prototyping of ultra-wideband LNA and PLL integrated circuits, and testing together with the STNO/SHNO chips.


We seek a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual with a master degree in electrical engineering, embedded electronics, micro-/nano-electronics, engineering physics or similar areas. Experience in RF, analog, mixed-signal and digital ASIC design, implementation and test, and familiarity with the STO technology are highly regarded. We are looking for a highly motivated and open-minded researcher, able to work independently and perform critical thinking and analysis, and to grow in a multicultural environment. The applicant should have good communication skills and good command of English in writing and speaking. The evaluation will be based on how well the applicant fulfills the above qualifications. 

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The application must include the following documents:

  • Cover letter: a one-page summary of your application.
  • Curriculum vitae: a document of up to four (4) pages, including all your relevant academic, professional and other achievements, and experience.
  • An official copy of the MSc (or equivalent) degree certificate and academic transcript. For applicants in the process of obtaining the MSc (or equivalent) degree, they must state with supporting document the expected date of degree completion.
  • Recommendation letters: Please send together with your application at least two (2) recommendation letters Please also include detailed contact information for at least two (2) references (including the two you arranged for).
  • Statement of purpose: Please state why you wish to pursue a doctoral degree in these research topics,giving an account of your academic interests and your background. Maximum two (2) pages long.
  • Representative publications or technical reports: Please provide, if any, up to maximum two (2) documents, no longer than ten (10) pages each. For longer documents (e.g., project theses), please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to the agreement, preferably soonest possible
Salary According to the KTH “salary ladder” for doctoral students
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Kista
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number I-2017-0787
  • Ana Rusu / Professor, +46 87 90 41 74 / arusu@kth.se
  • Vedran Eminefendic / HR-administrator , vedran2@kth.se
Published 07.Dec.2017
Last application date 31.Mar.2018 11:59 PM CET

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