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Doctoral Candidate positions in projects related to development of integrated electronic circuits, Finland


Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. Aalto University has six schools with nearly 20 000 students and 4 700 employees, 390 of which are professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

Aalto University, School of Electrical Engineering, Department of Micro and Nanosciences invites applications for
Doctoral Candidate positions in projects related to development of integrated electronic circuits

Research Group

Electronic Circuit Design Unit of Department of Micro and Nano Sciences, is a leading research laboratory in the field of integrated circuit design in Finland and is recognized as one of the best in Europe. The research of analog, RF and digital integrated circuits has been carried out at the Electronic Circuit Design Unit since late 80's. The Electronic Circuit Design Group of the department has two professors (Jussi Ryynänen, Kari Halonen), three post-doctoral senior  researchers, and about 20 doctoral students.

The researchers of the laboratory have received several awards in highly recognized international conferences.

More information about ECD unit's research: 

Job description

Currently we are looking for doctoral students interested in integrated electronics for medical implants, 5G wireless communications, and low-power sensor networks.

The job will include design of the integrated circuit in RF, analog, mixed-mode or digital domains depending on the previous experience of the applicant. Your job will include circuit design with modern technologies and validation through simulations and measurements.

In all aforementioned research fields the applicant will be working as part of design team building up larger designs like receivers, synthesizers or medical interfaces.


Applicants should have:

  • Masters’ degree in electronics, preferably in integrated circuit design
  • Solid understanding on integrated circuit design
  • Strong interests on electronic circuit design
  • Excellent literal and verbal communication skills, especially in English
  • Active and initiative working attitude including abilities to work independently
  • Good collaboration skills with the ability to work as a part of research group

Good knowledge in radio engineering, signal processing and/or control theory is considered as an advantage.

Duration and salary

The total duration of Doctoral studies is four years. Doctoral Candidate contract will be 1 year with possible extensions up to 4 years. Continuation of the first contract requires acceptance as a Post Graduate student at Aalto University. The annual workload of research and teaching staff at Aalto University is 1600 hours.

Aalto University follows the salary system of the Finnish universities. The contract includes Aalto University occupational healthcare.

The position will be located at the Aalto University Otaniemi Campus.

Information on PhD studies at Aalto University:

For more Information

For additional information, please contact University Lecturer Marko Kosunen ( or in recruitment process related questions HR-coordinator Pekka Järvinen (


Please send your application at earliest convenience through the eRecruitment system, by January 31, 2016. The position will be filled as soon afterwards as possible.

To apply for the position, please submit your application including:

  • Application (max. one A4)
  • CV (max. two A4s), including references
  • Copy of study records
  • Certificates of employment

Recommended document file type is .pdf. Name your documents as follows: lastname_firstname_filename_YYYY-MM-DD.pdf (eg. smith_john_cv_2013-07-04.pdf)

Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period and to consider also candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

Aalto University has declared to commit to the Principles of the European Commission’s Recommendation The European Charter for Researchers and The Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers and in accordance with its Equality Plan, Aalto University has made a commitment to act as an equal-opportunity employer which makes its recruitment decisions on the basis of competence, skills and aptitude.

Further Information

Application Deadline : 31 January 2016

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