PhD Scholarship Position in Terahertz Metrology for Future Electronics

Chalmers University of Technology is pleased to invite applicants to apply for a new opening PhD position in medical imaging. This position is available for five years. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2019.

AboutThe Department of Microtechnology

The Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience focuses on research, innovation and education within the fields of future electronics, photonics, bio- and nanosystems. A close collaboration with Swedish and international partners within academia, industry and society enables scientific excellence and creates an innovative environment. In addition to the 200 researchers and PhD students, MC2 houses a cleanroom for micro- and nanofabrication with the latest equipment.

About RISE

RISE is the Swedish Research Institute and innovation partner. In international collaboration with industry, academia and the public sector, we ensure the competitiveness of the business community and contribute to a sustainable society. Our 2,700 employees support and promote all manner of innovative processes. RISE is an independent, state-owned research institute that offers unique expertise and about 100 testbeds and demonstration facilities, instrumental in future-proofing technologies, products and services.In 2016, the former institutes of Innventia, SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden and Swedish ICT merged to form RISE. The merged RISE drives advanced research in a broad spectrum of areas that are divided into six divisions. We have a long history of acknowledged high-quality research and conducting assignments in each of these divisions. RISE is a non-profit organisation. The headquarters of RISE are located in Gothenburg, but we have employees all over Sweden.

Information about the project

This interdisciplinary project, is a collaboration between RISE Bors and Chalmers, where the PhD candidate will be employed at RISE and follow the graduate school at the department of microtechnology and nanoscience at Chalmers. The project will be carried out at both places and with a team of supervisors from academia and industry/institute.

Your research challenge is to innovate experimental methods for accurate characterisation of components up to several terahertz. The lack of accepted standard due to the missing traceability and uncertainty analysis imposes metrological limitations for the progress of terahertz (THz) electronics as well as an insufficient service by the national metrology institutes to stake-holders (e.g. industry). The outcome of this project will enable industries to measure systems, components and materials at terahertz frequencies for use in many emerging applications e.g. 5G, Internet of Things (IoT), Connected Autonomous Vehicles (CAV), space-borne radiometers for Earth remote sensing, security and medical imaging.

Major responsibilities

Your research will be directed towards precise and traceable terahertz characterisation methods for next generation of wireless systems. This includes calibration methods and to study how various uncertainties affect measurement accuracy, explore high frequency phenomena as well as modeling of devices at terahertz frequencies. The research work will be pursued at terahertz and millimetre wave laboratory, Chalmers, and RISE.

Your major responsibilities as PhD student is to pursue your own doctoral studies. You are expected to develop your own scientific concepts and communicate the results of your research verbally and in writing. The position generally also includes teaching on Chalmers’ undergraduate level or performing other duties at RISE corresponding to 20 per cent of working hours.

Full-time temporary employment.The position is limited to a maximum of five years.Part of the work will be performed at RISE location in Bors, which is 50 km east of Gothenburg with regular public transport between the cities.


To qualify for this position, you must have a master’s level degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in Engineering Physics/ Electrical Engineering with a curriculum that provides a good foundation in electromagnetic theory, and microwave engineering.

You should have good communication skills, ability to work in an interdisciplinary group, good analytical and experimental skills and good ability to work independently towards the goals expressed in the project plans.

Further, as the position is a collaboration between two groups and organisations, you need to enjoy working in different environments and proactively take part at both places.

Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city ofGothenburg.

Application procedure

The application should be marked with Ref 20190113 and written in English.

CV: (Please name the document: CV, Family name, Ref. number)


Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.

Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)

1-3 pages where you introduce yourself and present your qualifications.

Previous research fields and main research results.

Future goals and research focus.Are there any specific projects and research issues you are primarily interested in?

Copies of bachelor and/or master's thesis.

Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, eg. TOEFL test results.

Application deadline: 31 March, 2019

Jan Stake, +46-31-772 1836,

Helena Rodilla, +46-31-772 1727,

Johan Sderbom, +46 105 165772,

Per Olof Hedekvist, +46 105 165742,

Deadline: March 31, 2019
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