Lunds universitet, Lunds Tekniska Högskola, Elektro- och informationsteknik

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

LTH forms the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, with approximately 9 000 students. The research carried out at LTH is of a high international standard and we are continuously developing our teaching methods and adapting our courses to current needs.

Subject description
Doctoral student in Electrical Engineering in the subject electronic circuit design, specifically design of integrated low-power memory and assist circuits.

Work duties
The research is in the area of integrated circuit design, focusing on architectures for low-power memories. Current memories often have a dominant area and power share in current SoCs, and efficient memory architectures are critical for future IoT applications. Furthermore, processing performance in SoCs is often limited by available memory architectures. The doctoral student will research new low-power memory architectures, which will have a higher energy efficiency and improved performance. The research is funded by Vetenskapsrådet and will be tightly connected to a larger H2020 EU project (3D-Muse).

The design of integrated circuits, and measurements of fabricated circuits, are important parts of the work. Integrated circuits will be designed that include both digital and analog building blocks, as well as integration on higher abstraction levels.

The main duties of doctoral students are to devote themselves to their research studies which includes participating in research projects and third cycle courses. The work duties will also include teaching and other departmental duties (no more than 20%).

Admission requirements
A person meets the general admission requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes if he or she:

  • has been awarded a second-cycle qualification, or
  • has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second cycle, or
  • has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

A person meets the specific admission requirements for third cycle studies in Electrical Engineering if he or she has:

  • at least 60 second-cycle credits in subjects of relevance to electrical engineering, or
  • a MSc in Engineering in computer science, electrical engineering, nanoengineering.

Additional requirements:

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • Very good knowledge in memory design for integrated circuits.
  • Specialization in analog and digital ASIC design.

Assessment criteria
Selection for third-cycle studies is based on the student’s potential to profit from such studies. The assessment of potential is made primarily on the basis of academic results from the first and second cycle. Special attention is paid to the following:

  • Knowledge and skills relevant to the thesis project and the subject of study.
  • An assessment of ability to work independently and to formulate and tackle research problems.
  • Written and oral communication skills.
  • Other experience relevant to the third-cycle studies, e.g. professional experience.

Other assessment criteria:

  • Courses and masters thesis in design of integrated circuits with low-power focus.
  • Working experience in design of integrated circuits.
  • Experience using CAD-systems for integrated circuit design.
  • Experience in IC measurements.

Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant, through his or her experience and skills, is deemed to have the abilities necessary for successfully completing the third cycle programme.

Only those admitted to third cycle studies may be appointed to a doctoral studentship. Third cycle studies at LTH consist of full-time studies for 4 years. A doctoral studentship is a fixed-term employment of a maximum of 5 years (including 20% departmental duties). Doctoral studentships are regulated in the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100), chapter 5, 1-7 §§.

Instructions on how to apply
Applications shall be written in English and you shall apply online, see link below "Apply for position". The application shall include a cover letter stating the reasons why you are interested in the position and in what way the research project corresponds to your interests and educational background. The application must also contain a CV, degree certificate or equivalent, and other documents you wish to be considered (grade transcripts, contact information for your references, letters of recommendation, etc.).

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2017/2668
  • Joachim Rodrigues, universitetslektor, +46 46 222 48 68
Published 29.Aug.2017
Last application date 18.Sep.2017 11:59 PM CET

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