Sunday, March 4, 2007

[Germany] Postdoc Position Microwave Circuit-Design for THz-Electronics, Siegen

The THz-Electronics group at the Institute of High-Frequency and Quantum Electronics is seeking a world-class researcher to join the team in the area of Microwave Circuit-Design (PostDoc) for a duration of at least 2 years (extension possible). The salary is according TVöD E13.

Job Description

The successful candidate will join a motivated research team to work on innovative Terahertz (THz) Technologies. The primary research interest is the development of novel circuits and materials for highly integrated terahertz detectors. The research will provide the fundamental understanding to enable THz video chips with real-time capabilities in the future.

Artificial engineered materials (Metamaterials) as well as existing semiconductor technologies like Silicon-Germanium will be leveraged to the extend possible to create miniaturized antennas and detector arrays. Teaching and the participation in administrative tasks is expected with at least 4 hours per week. The opportunity for the development of an independent scientific career will be supported by extensive publications and international conference presentations.

Desired Skills

Major Field of Study: PhD in electronic engineering or physics. The ideal candidate should have in-depth knowledge of microwave (50-200GHz) circuit design and packaging. Circuit design experience in at least one of the following building blocks is required: PAs, mixers (active, passive), VCO/PLL, LNAs. The candidate should understand the Cadence software design flow for Silicon ICs and have high-frequency test and measurement experience. Strong written and verbal communication skills are beneficial.

The University of Siegen is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and disability. The University of Siegen aims at increasing the female participation in research and education. Qualified women are strongly encouraged to submit their application.


For more information please contact
Dr. Ullrich Pfeiffer
phone: 0271/740-4035 or x2157

The application deadline is the 31st of March 2007. Resumes may be submitted to

Dr. Ullrich Pfeiffer
Fachbereich 12 - Elektrotechnik und Informatik -,
Universität Siegen,
D-57068 Siegen, Germany.

More information

Dr. Ullrich Pfeiffer
Adresse Hölderlinstr: 3 Universität Siegen - HQE Ort Siegen
Postleitzahl: 57068
Telefon 0271-740-4035

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