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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.

Project description

Third-cycle subject: Electrical Engineering

Research in RF/microwave/THz MEMS is carried out at KTH for applications including telecommunication, radar, medical diagnosis and space instruments, at frequencies from 75 to 750 GHz. The research output of the RF/microwave/THz MEMS group is well recognized internationally, and its Ph.D. students have received a total of six IEEE Best Paper Awards and four IEEE Graduate Fellowships in recent years. National and international partners include Ericsson (SE), Infineon (DE), Chalmers (SE), CSEM (CH), NASA-JPL (USA), Tokyo Institute of Technology (JP).

The specific research project is on developing novel millimeter-wave (30-300 GHz) and submillimeter-wave (>300 GHz) filter technology for future communication satellites and space-borne remote sensing, enabled by micromachining. KTH is currently leading filter technology development in these frequency ranges and has demonstrated several record-breaking designs from 120 to 700 GHz. You will model and simulate filter designs in state-of-the-art microwave and microsystem design tools, you will fabricate them in the KTH clean-room environment, and you will characterize them in our THz laboratory.

Exemplary publications of work of similar type can be found at: https://www.kth.se/profile/joachimo

This position is part of a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network - TESLA (https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/217924_en.html) consisting of 8 academic and 11 industrial nodes in 8 European countries (UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, Sweden & Finland). It will create a vibrant, multidisciplinary training-through-research environment uniquely equipped to develop the Advanced Technologies for future European Satellite Applications. The TESLA ITN will hire 15 Early Stage Researchers, who will pursue PhD in collaborating with senior staff in academic and industrial sectors to conduct top-notch research into new and enabling technologies for satellite flexible payloads, big constellation systems and Internet of Space, satellite high-speed communications and remote sensing, as well as large satellite platforms.

What we offer

Eligibility

To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § Swedish Higher Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:

  • passed a degree at advanced level,
  • completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 higher education credits at advanced level, or
  • in any other way acquired within or outside the country acquired essentially equivalent knowledge.

Selection

In order to succeed as an doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. In the selection of the applicants, the following will be assessed:

  • ability to independently pursue his or hers work,
  • ability to collaborate with others,
  • have a professional approach and
  • analyse and work with complex issues.

A specialization in RF/microwave/THz engineering and/or microsystem technology, as well as microwave filter design is an necessary asset. Knowledge of microwave and microsystem design tools, and RF/microwave measurement technology is of advantage.

Applicants should have an undergraduate degree or a postgraduate Master’s degree in electronic or electrical engineering or a physical sciences subject as well as highly proficient English language skills.

At the time of recruitment, the applicants must have less than 4 years of full-time research experience after obtaining their degree and must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Sweden for more than 12 months in the prior three years. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.

Target degree: Doctoral degree

Information regarding admission and employment

Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle studies may be employed as a doctoral student. The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year and may thereafter be extended. Doctoral students may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Union representatives

You will find contact information for union representatives on KTH's website.

Doctoral section (Students’ union on KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

You will find contact information for doctoral section on the section's website.

Application

Apply for the position and admission through KTH's recruitment system. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement.

Applications must be received at the last closing date at midnight, CET/CEST (Central European Time/entral European Summer Time).

Applications must include the following elements:

  • CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Application letter with a brief description of why you want to pursue research studies, about what your academic interests are and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. (Maximum 2 pages long)
  • Copy of the degree certificate(s) and transcripts of records from your previously attended university-level institutions. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents are not issued in one of these languages.
  • Representative publications or technical reports. For longer documents, please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.

Other information

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Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement, preferably as soon as possible
Salary Monthly salary according to KTH's doctoral student salary agreement
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number J-2019-0413
Contact
  • Joachim Oberhammer, Professor, joachimo@kth.se
  • Anna Mård, HR Officer, rekrytering@eecs.kth.se
Published 21.Feb.2019
Last application date 31.Mar.2019 11:59 PM CET

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