PhD Scholarships in Mixed-Signal Design for Precision Circuits

  • Cork

We have a number of  PhD scholarship positions now open for applications in the  area of Analogue Mixed-Signal Design for Precision Circuits
These will encompass a number of areas including:

  • Analogue to Digital Converters
  • Sensor Interfaces
  • Cryogenic Circuits

Key Responsibilities

  • Carry out innovative research in Analogue Mixed-Signal IC Design, with a focus on taking advantage of deep-submicron CMOS technologies.
  • Perform modelling and analysis on the limitations of existing solutions.
  • Participate on research projects under the direction of a project team leader to design and develop new architectures and circuits in areas such as Data Converters, Precision Circuits, Sensor Interfaces and Cryogenic Circuits.
  • With guidance, implement the solution on an integrated circuit. This may include system level simulation, algorithm development, schematic design, layout and validation of manufactured silicon.
  • Work on collaborative research projects with MCCI industry partners.
  • Engage in the dissemination of the results of the research, as directed by and with the support of senior MCCI research staff.

Essential Criteria

  • The minimum academic qualification is a first or upper second class honours degree (or an equivalent international degree) in electrical engineering, electronic engineering, physics or related relevant discipline.
  • The successful candidate will be highly innovative with a strong desire to create world-beating integrated circuits research for real-life applications.
  • The successful candidate will be highly analytical with good interpersonal and organizational skills.

Desirable Criteria

  • A Master’s Degree in Electronic/Electrical Engineering
  • Good mathematical ability and knowledge of statistics
  • Circuit knowledge on Analogue to Digital converters and Phase Locked Loops
  • Experience in the area of Analog, Mixed-Signal or RF circuit design
  • Knowledge of mathematical modelling tools such as MATLAB.

An annual student stipend of €18,500 applies for this successful candidate for this position.  Yearly University academic fees will paid by the Tyndall National Institute.
For any informal queries, please contact Prof Ivan O’Connell at ivan.oconnell@mcci.ie
Application Instructions
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To apply for this job email your details to nicola.cooney@mcci.ie