Vacancy No. 1252/2024

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

Job description

The Institute of Radio Frequency Engineering and Electronics conducts research in the field of integrated circuit design in state-of-the-art CMOS and SiGe BiCMOS technologies for various applications, such as wireless and wireline communications, satellite systems and high-accuracy radars and sensors for industrial automation. Multiple research associate / PhD candidate positions are available within in the field of high-speed integrated circuit (IC) design with a focus on:

  • Electro/optical high-speed IC design
  • Millimeter-Wave IC design for radar and communications

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 analog/digital circuit design and/or RF engineering 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. Ahmet Cagri Ulusoy.


Please apply online using the button below for this vacancy number 1252/2024 .
Personnel Support is provided by 

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.