Postdoctoral Researcher on CMOS Microwave Wideband Transceiver for Sensing Applications
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Wideband microwave transceivers are widely used in various sensing applications, e.g. vital sign detection, cancer detection or imaging. The microwave transceiver that can operate over a very wide frequency range is one of the most critical parts of such systems. In addition, standard CMOS technologies are used to reduce the cost of manufacturing and system integration. However, the lossy substrate in CMOS process makes the wideband design even more challenging. In this project, a CMOS microwave transceiver covering a frequency range of approximately 5-40GHz will be developed. This wideband microwave transceiver will also be tested in the real applications.
Your main tasks will be to:
- Architect and implement microwave (5-40GHz) wideband transceiver SoCs for sensing applications including innovative methods and circuits.
- Design state-of-the-art innovative circuits as part of a microwave wideband wireless system.
- Together with the team, create new ideas and/or new technical methods based on your solid technical experience.
This postdoctoral position is funded by imec through KU Leuven. Because of the specific financing statute which targets international mobility for postdocs, only candidates who did not stay or work/study in Belgium for more than 24 months in the past 3 years can be considered for the position (short stays such as holiday, participation in conferences, etc. are not taken into account).
You have a PhD degree in Electronics Engineering. You have 3-5 years of experience in microwave/mm-wave (>10GHz) IC design. You have worked before in multi-disciplinary design teams. You have a solid understanding of transistors, circuits, transceiver architectures. You have hands-on experience in microwave/mm-wave PCB design, circuit and system evaluation. You bring an excellent knowledge of transceiver architectures and state-of-the-art in microwave/mm-wave wideband systems. You have elevant experience with TSMC 28nm standard CMOS, Cadence IC6, EM simulation tool, e.g., EMX, ADS, HFSS. You have good communication, presentation and writing skills in English.
We offer a challenging position for two years in an advanced high-tech environment and in an international, interdisciplinary team. Our flexible, progressive and informal working environment offers you a range of possibilities to take initiative and show responsibility. This is your opportunity to contribute to the technology that will determine the society of tomorrow. imec supports and guides you in this process; not only with words but with concrete actions. Through imec.academy, 'our corporate university', we offer various training possibilities. Your valuable contribution and that of your colleagues make imec a top player in its field. Your energy and commitment are therefore appreciated by means of an attractive and competitive salary.