Postdoctoral Position Power Amplifier-antenna Integration for Efficient 5g Transmitters

Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden is offering postdoctoral fellowship position in wireless communication. The funding allows successful candidates to work for three years in the first instance. Candidates are welcome before January 06, 2019.

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.

Information about theMicrowave Electronics Laboratory (MEL)

The Microwave Electronics Laboratory (MEL) is the largest out of seven laboratories at the Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience. At MEL we perform world-class research on high speed electronic components, circuits, and systems for a wide range of communication, industrial, and remote sensing applications in the frequency range from 1 GHz to 500 GHz and beyond.

A major part our research is targeting the need for higher capacity and improved energy efficiency in future wireless communication and sensor systems. We investigate drastically new wireless solutions, involving devices operating at RF and millimeter-wave frequency bands and with large numbers of antennas.

One of the most important parts of a wireless system is the transmitter. The transmitter radiation pattern, linearity, energy efficiency, and bandwidth are all critical parameters that determine the overall system performance and connect directly to the antenna and power amplifier design. Still, power amplifiers and antennas are today developed independently. This leads to excessive size, reduced performance, and larger cost.

Major responsibilities

We are now looking for a post-doctoral candidate who can lead our research on power amplifier-antenna co-design for highly integrated 5G transmitter systems. You will collaborate closely with antenna researchers and perform fundamental research on novel active radiating structures by unifying efficient power amplifier concepts (e.g. Doherty, outphasing, etc) with multi-fed antenna element. Your research is an enabler for improved energy efficiency, reduced size, and lower cost in emerging RF and mm-wave communication applications.

You will be a key member of an inter-disciplinary team of academic and industrial researchers where circuit-, antenna-, and signal processing experts collaborate to push the limits of new and emerging wireless systems for communication, radar, and medical sensing.

Most of the time will be available for own research, but some part will also include involve supervision of PhD and MSc thesis students within the research team. You will be responsible for reporting and presenting your research results at project meetings with industrial partners.

We offer a full-time temporary employment with a competitive salary, excellent working conditions, and state-of-the-art experimental infrastructures in a dynamic and international environment at the forefront of research. The duration of the position is two years (1+1).


To qualify, you should hold a PhD degree, generally not older than three years, in the area of electrical engineering, microwave electronics, engineering physics, wireless communication engineering, or equivalent. Extensive experience from power amplifier design is required.

The successful candidate will have an outstanding academic track-record and have published first authored papers in internationally recognized peer-reviewed journals. Important qualities are enthusiasm, to be able to drive and conclude projects independently, take own initiatives and discuss/develop own ideas, be creative and have a problem-solving ability.

The project is in collaboration with other researchers and industry and thus excellent cooperation and social abilities are highly important. Good communication skills in English are required as English is the primary language in our laboratory. Chalmers offers Swedish courses if you are interested to learn.

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

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Application procedure

The application should be marked with Ref 20180683 and written in English.

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref.

CV, include complete list of publications

Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences

Two references that we can contact.

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

1-3 pages where you introduce yourselfand 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?

Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Application deadline: 6 January, 2019

Professor Christian Fager, Microwave Electronics Laboratory


Phone: +46-31-772 5047


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