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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Analog / RF CMOS Microelectronics

Deadline: 27.11.2019

Job description

Universitetet i Oslo

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest rated institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society.


The Department of Informatics (IFI) is one of nine departments belonging to the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. IFI is Norway’s largest university department for general education and research in Computer Science and related topics.


The Department has more than 1400 students on bachelor level, 600 master students, and over 240 PhDs and postdocs. The overall staff of the Department is close to 370 employees, about 280 of these in full time positions. The full time scientific staff is 75, mostly Full/Associate Professors.

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Position as Postdoctoral Research Fellowship available at the Nanoelectronics Group, Departmen of Informatics

The fellowship will be for a period of 3 years, with no compulsory work or for a period of 4 years, with 25 % compulsory work (teaching responsibilities at the department) contingent on the qualifications of the candidate and the teaching needs of the department.

Starting date as soon as possible

No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Oslo.

More about the position

The position will be part of ongoing research activities at the Nanoelectronics group including international collaboration and industrial involvement. The larger framework for the project deals with wireless sensor technology for seamless Human-Machine Interfacing applied in consumer electronics, smart buildings, assisted living and vital-signs sensing. Advanced radar sensor technology has been a topic for research within the research group for the last 15 years and this research has also resulted in substantial research results and commercial product development.

The proposed project will be focused towards R&D on small size and low-power battery operated radar sensors and may involve activities ranging from front-end CMOS RF design to analog / mixed circuits like analog-to-digital converters (ADC).

The sensor will require multiple radar channels integrated on a single CMOS IC. Key focus is low power / energy operation and noise immunity against wireless communication like WiFi, Bluetooth and similar. The latter is important since the goal of the project is to enable full IoT connectivity including cloud computation of sensed data. This will make the sensor agnostic in terms of the actual application and give full cloud configurability.

The target is to ensure sufficient sensitivity to not only measure the position and movement of persons and objects, but also to sense respiration and heart rate which may be very difficult to recover especially at long distances and in demanding environments.

The exact scope and focus for the Post Doc project may be flexible and will depend of the actual experience and interest of the appointed candidates as long as they fit within the overall project framework and goals.

The main purpose of a postdoctoral fellowship is to provide the candidates with enhanced skills to pursue a scientific top position within or beyond academia. To promote a strategic career path, all postdoctoral research fellows are required to submit a professional development plan no later than one month after commencement of the postdoctoral period.

Qualification requirements

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition of being a leading research faculty. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and are expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in microelectronics, electrical engineering or similar disciplines. Doctoral thesis must have been submitted for evaluation by the closing date. The thesis must have been approved and defended before appointment.
  • Candidates should have documented experience in at least one of the following subjects: Full custom analog- / mixed-signal CMOS integrated circuit design, CMOS RF circuit design.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English is required

We offer

  • salary NOK 523 200 – 605 500 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)
  • a professionally stimulating working environment
  • vibrant international academic environment
  • postdoctoral development programmes
  • attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • Application letter
  • Statement of research purpose
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work - scientific publications)
  • Copies of educational certificates, transcript of records and letters of recommendation
  • The most relevant and important publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee (maximum 5)
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented academic qualifications as well as the candidate’s motivation and personal suitability. It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to complete the project in the course of the period of employment.

Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

Contact information

For technical questions regarding the recruitment system, please contact HR Adviser Torunn Standal Guttormsen, phone:+47 22854272,e-mail:[email protected]

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