Terahertz Circuit Designer/Research Fellow

University of Birmingham - School of Engineering (Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering)

Salary: Starting salary £28,982 a year, in a range up to £37,768 a year, with potential progression to £40,082 a year.

Hours: Part-time (75%)

Duration: Fixed-term for up to 10.5 months

Terms and Conditions: Research and Analogous Staff

EPSRC-funded project “Micromachined Circuits for Terahertz Communications”

Applications are invited for part-time research Part-time (75%) position in the Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Birmingham, to undertake research in the area of a new integrated 300 GHz communications system comprising MMIC’s integrated with micromachined waveguides. The large-scale project is funded by EPSRC and addresses the design, construction and testing of the system. This research fellow will be part of the design team, working on mixers and multipliers and their associated connections to the miniature waveguides.

The project will take place in the Emerging Device Technologies research group, where the underlying science, the new technologies and the applications of low terahertz electromagnetic waves are an increasingly important part of the research strategy, which is strongly backed by UK and EU funding. The involvement of major international companies further highlights the importance of the research and the potential impact that can be generated by cooperative work on fundamental research questions.

Person Specification:

The post is available to candidates who should have, or expect soon to obtain, a PhD degree in electronic engineering or physical sciences. The successful candidate is not expected to have experience with micromachining technology, but will have worked in the area of mixer and multiplier design, particularly at frequencies above about 100 GHz. Experience with full wave electromagnetic CAD software and MMIC circuit simulators is essential.

How to apply:

The applicant is required to upload a covering letter, a brief statement of research interests (describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of his or her online application.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to the project leader Professor Michael Lancaster (m.j.lancaster@bham.ac.uk)

To download the details of this position and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button below, please quote Job Ref 55892 in all enquiries.

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