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Doctoral Candidate in Millimeter-wave Integrated Circuits and Systems

Aalto University - Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

Doctoral Candidate in Millimeter-wave Integrated Circuits and Systems

The Electronic Circuit Design unit at the Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering invites applications for doctoral candidate positions in millimeter-wave integrated circuits (IC) and systems design.

In this position, you have an opportunity to participate in world class research in millimeter-wave integrated circuits design. You will contribute to in state of the art level, industry driven MMICs research projects for applications in e.g. 5G broadband communication, wireless sensors, mm-radars (commercial, industrial, medical, security, environmental). You will learn to design integrated circuits applying the latest nanometer-scale CMOS and BICMOS technologies. You will have access to world class design and measurement facilities. Depending on your interest and background, we can offer you a research topic ranging from MMIC design to mixed-mode and digital designs. Our target is that you will acquire the doctoral degree in four years.


You have a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering. High average grade as well as excellent grades on courses on electronics are appreciated. You may be a fresh M.Sc, or gained already some design experience in industry. Your background and interests can be in any field of integrated circuit design. We expect you to be open-minded for new research, eager to learn more and fit to teamwork. You need to have some hands-on experience or courses taken on integrated circuit design and tools; please document these activities in your application. In particular, we expect that you have gained some experience on using Cadence tools.

You will apply the study right for doctoral studies in Aalto University. Thus, please check the student information and application criteria. In particular, please pay attention to mandatory skill level in English.
Research group

The Electronic Circuit Design (ECD) unit of the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering is recognized as one of the best in Europe. We have researched RF, analog, and digital integrated circuits already close to thirty years with outstanding outcomes and have a strong network of collaborators and funding. The Electronic Circuit Design group has two professors (Kari Halonen and Jussi Ryynänen), three senior researchers and about 20 doctoral candidates and research assistants. Researchers of the unit have received several awards in highly recognized international conferences, and we publish 10-20 papers annually.

Salary and contract terms

The expected starting salary for a doctoral candidate is approximately 2450 €/month and salary will increase with responsibilities and performance over time. The contract includes occupational health benefits and Finland has a comprehensive social security system. The starting time can be negotiated but we prefer you to be able to start in the spring of 2019.

More information

For additional information, please contact Professor Kari Halonen,

Ready to apply?

Please submit your application through our recruiting system by March 31,2019.

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Espoo - Finland
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: €2,450
£2,179.03 converted salary* per month
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 18th December 2018
Closes: 31st March 2019
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