Lund University, Faculty of Engineering, LTH, Elektro- och informationsteknik

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

Work duties
III-V MOSFETs have demonstrated excellent device performance during the last few years, and they are the most promising device candidates for active THz functionality. The nanoelectronics group at Lund University has been studying these III-V MOSFETs for over 10 years, and we direct a new EU-funded consortium in the area of III-V MOSFET technology and applications.

The PhD positions aim at fabrication of III-V MOSFETs and III-V MOSFET low-power circuits in nanowire/FinFET geometries. A particular focus will be on the development of device technology to meet circuit specifications. The research will primarily involve device and circuit fabrication as well as materials evaluation. The positions may involve a combination of experimental and theoretical work.

Three different research directions are currently open for applicants:

  1. Fabrication and characterization of nanoscale III-V MOSFETs and circuits for low power, high frequency operation.
  2. Fabrication and characterization of TunnelFETs.
  3. Studies of Ferroelectric materials on the III-V platform.

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 teaching and other departmental duties (no more than 20%). Teaching at undergraduate level is a part (15%) of the position.

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 biomedical engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, engineering mathematics, nanoengineering, engineering physics or information and communication engineering.

Additional requirements:

  • Good oral and written proficiency in English.

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:

  • Knowledge from experimental research, e.g. clean room work or device characterization is a merit.
  • Knowledge, and demonstrated courses in device physics, quantum mechanics and basic circuit design are of strong merit.
  • University degree and grades, both from MSc and BSc (if applicable). The quality and topic of MSc thesis will also be evaluated.

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.

Terms of employment
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 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 According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 3
Working hours 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2017/593
  • Lars-Erik Wernersson, professor, +46462229003
  • Erik Lind, Associated Professor , +46462224888
Published 22.Feb.2017
Last application date 15.Mar.2017 11:59 PM CET

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