PhD Researcher: Tunable 3D RF& mmWave RF systems

Tyndall National Institute
October 09, 2023
Offerd Salary:€19,000
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DP-17 PhD Researcher: Tunable 3D RF & mmWave RF systems

Contract: Full Time/Fixed Term

The Advanced RF Technology Group at Tyndall National Institute and University College Cork is looking to hire a well-qualified and highly motivated Electronic Engineering graduate with a strong interest in emerging RF front- end Technologies and Antenna Subsystems to pursue a PhD Degree at University College Cork. The successful candidate will work on interdisciplinary and ambitious research project that aims to develop low-cost fully adaptive 3D waveguide RF and millimeter-wave (mmWave) RF systems using novel RF tuning techniques based on actuated materials. The project will explore novel tuning concepts for 3D RF components (filters, beamformers, phase shifters) and antennas, RF/EM design methods, RF tuning concepts, actuation methods and integration schemes targeting efficient reconfigurability at frequencies as high as the mmWaves as key enabling elements of the Internet-of-Space (IoS). The prospective candidate will work on a sponsored research project at Tyndall National Institute whose deliverables will lead to a PhD degree from the University College Cork, Cork, Ireland.

The successful candidate will become a member of a diverse and vibrant community of students, research professionals and academics at TNI and UCC and will have access to world-class RF characterization, MEMS characterization, antenna measurement and manufacturing facilities at TNI and UCC. Further information on our community and infrastructure can be found in the

Key responsibilities

The post holder will be a member of a research team comprising MS and PhD students, post-doctoral researchers and research professionals. The successful candidate is expected to carry out independent and innovative research that will lead to high-impact publications (e.g IEEE journals and conferences) as needed for a PhD degree while delivering on a research project that sponsors the role. The position will involve RF design, testing and integration of actuated materials, mechanical tuners within 3D waveguides alongside design and testing of electromagnetic components. Weekly and monthly progress reports, literature reviews and participation in conferences are to be expected. Thus, the candidate would need to be eligible to travel internationally. Participation in academic curriculum development and instruction, lab organization and education and public engagement activities is also to be expected.

Essential Criteria

  • First honors MS degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering or related relevant discipline.
  • The candidate must have taken classes in Electronic circuits, Electromagnetics, Microwave engineering, RF circuits, antennas and have achieved high grades.
  • Experience with RF/Electromagnetic CAD design tools, e.g ADS Keysight, CADENCE and ANSYS HFSS, CST or equivalent.
  • The candidate must have high analytical, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • The candidate must demonstrate proficiency in English alongside with good scientific writing and communication skills.
  • Desired Criteria

  • Thesis or independent research study in areas relevant to the position
  • Experience using network analysers, and antenna testing characterization equipment
  • IEEE conference/journal publications
  • Having worked in industry
  • What we offer: A 36-month appointment with a stipend of €19,000 (untaxed) and full coverage of academic fees/tuition (approx. €5,750/ year) to support of a PhD degree at University College Cork. Full coverage of travel expenses to conferences to present the outcomes of the project will be provided. Fully-funded training opportunities and 20 days of paid vacation will also be included

    Informal inquiries can be made in confidence to [email protected]

    Application Instructions

    Step 1 - Please clickhere to download the Application form and indicate the Job Reference DP-17

    Step 2 - Return the: 1) completed Application form, together with 2) your CV, 3) Detailed degree transcripts, 4) cover letter and 5) two contact addresses for references [email protected]. Applications will require all items from 1-5 to be considered for this role.

    Postgraduate applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of English language proficiency as per UCC regulations (https: // www. Certificates should be valid (usually less than 2 years old) and should be uploaded with their application.

    Please note that Garda vetting and/or an international police clearance check may form part of the selection process.

    The University, at its discretion, may undertake to make an additional appointment(s) from this competition following the conclusion of the process.

    At this time, Tyndall National Institute does not require the assistance of recruitment agencies.

    Tyndall National Institute at University College, Cork is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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