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Doctoral Candidate in Integrated Circuit Design

Aalto University - Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Aalto - Finland
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students
Funding amount: €2,500 +
£2,223.50 + converted salary* /month
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 7th October 2019
Closes: 9th December 2019

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.

The Electronic Circuit Design unit at the Aalto University invites applications for

Doctoral Candidate position in Integrated Circuit (IC) Design

We have several positions open on industrial-driven research projects focusing on future communication and miniature radar technologies.

In this position, you will do research and doctoral studies on integrated electronic circuit design. Your work will be related to our research projects focusing on wireless IC design, particularly for emerging 5G communication. You will learn to design integrated circuits applying the latest nanometer-scale CMOS technology. Depending on your interest and background we can offer you a research topic ranging from MMIC design to mixed-mode and digital designs. You will join an active research group, which research is closely linked to our industrial and academic partners. Our target is that you will acquire the doctoral degree in four years.

You have a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering. 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.

Research group
The Electronic Circuit Design (ECD) unit of the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering at the School of Electrical Engineering at Aalto University 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 we have a strong network of collaborators and funding. The Electronic Circuit Design group has two professors (Jussi Ryynänen and Kari Halonen), three senior researchers and about 20 doctoral candidates and research assistants working with world class research facilities. Researchers of the unit have received several awards in highly recognized international conferences, and we publish 10-20 papers annually. More information about ECD unit's research here:

Salary and contract terms

The expected starting salary is approximately 2500 €/month, and will increase according to performance over time. The contract includes occupational health benefits, the holiday bonus, and Finland has a comprehensive social security system. The preferred starting time is in the autumn of 2019 or early 2020, but this can be also negotiated.

More information
For additional information, please contact Professor Jussi Ryynanen, jussi.ryynanen(at)

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Please submit your application through our recruiting system by December 9, 2019.

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