Vacancy No. 1262/2024

Research associate / PhD candidate (f/m/d)

Job description

The Institute of Radio Frequency Engineering and Electronics conducts research in the field of highly-integrated millimeter-wave wireless modules and integrated photonic-electronic systems as well as signal processing for radar and communication systems. Multiple research associate / PhD candidate positions are available within the following research fields:

  • THz systems: Antennas, passive components, packaging and system concepts for highly integrated millimeter-wave and THz systems from 70 GHz to 1 THz
  • Ultra-wideband photonic-electronic systems: Packaging and interconnection technology for electronic interfacing of photonic components with wide bandwidth of more than 100 GHz
  • Signal processing for Joint Communication and Sensing (JCAS)
  • Radar signal processing for industrial, medical and automotive applications

The offered positions will provide the PhD students with a comprehensive set of theoretical and practical skills relevant for innovation and long-term employability in a rapidly growing sector. The candidates are expected to perform research activities independently, contribute to development of future research directions and participate in teaching and supervision of student theses.

Personal qualification
  • The candidate should have an excellent master’s degree in the field of electrical engineering/electronics and information technology or physics.
  • Experience in the field of RF engineering and/or signal processing is desirable.
  • Good speaking and writing skills in English are required.
  • Knowledge of German language is desirable.

Salary category 13 TV-L, depending on the fulfillment of professional and personal requirements.

Organizational unit

Institut für Hochfrequenztechnik und Elektronik (IHE)

Starting date

as soon as possible

Contract duration

limited to 1 year with the possibility of extension

Application up to

August 15, 2024

Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Zwick.


Please apply online using the button below for this vacancy number 1262/2024 .
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Ms Kehrer
phone: 0721 608-45415,

Kaiserstr. 12, 76131 Karlsruhe

We prefer to balance the number of employees (f/m/d). Therefore we kindly ask female applicants to apply for this job.
Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified.