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 40 000 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.

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
High performance electronics such as efficient communication and radar application requires are all based on the quality and characteristics of the transistors which is the basis of the technology platform.  Field effect transistors built from III-V nanowires have during recent years demonstrated very competitive RF-performance at low operating voltages. The nanoelectronics group at Lund University has over 10 years of experience with nanowire based RF-devices and are among the world leading research groups in the field.

Work duties
The PhD position aims at fabrication and characterization of high performance nanoscale transistors optimized for very high frequency operation. The research is based on a growth technology developed at Lund University for fabrication lateral III-V nanowire devices. Special emphasis will be on device scaling where quantum mechanical effects are of strong importance for the device performance. Integration of transistors to build small scale RF-circuits will also be of importance. The position will involve a combination of experimental and theoretical work.

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%).

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
  • an MSc in Engineering in biomedical engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, engineering mathematics, nano engineering, engineering physics or information and communication engineering.

Additional requirements:

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • MSc in Engineering Physics, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Nanoscience or an equivalent degree

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:

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

Other assessment criteria:

  • University degrees and grades, both from MSc and BSc (if applicable).
  • Knowledge and course work in device physics, quantum mechanics and basic circuit design are of strong merit.
  • Knowledge and experience from partical research work, such as clean room experience and electrical characterization are of merit.
  •  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 As soon as possible
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2018/1317
  • Erik Lind, universitetslektor, +46 46 222 48 88
Published 04.May.2018
Last application date 28.May.2018 11:59 PM CET

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