Research Engineer - Tailored Electronic Systems Integrating Spintronic Devices (RRP.

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 24 Nov 2023

3 Nov 2023
Job Information


Human Resources
Research Field

Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

24 Nov 2023 - 23:00 (Europe/Lisbon)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Hours Per Week

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

Job Reference: RRP.

Employer: International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL)

Location: Braga, Portugal

Group/Unit: Spintronics Research Group ( )

Number of Vacancies: 1

Employment Type: Full time

Contract Duration: 24 months


Open Date for Applications: November 3rd , 2023

Closing Date for Applications: November 24th , 2023, 23h00m (Lisbon Time)


Key words: #PCBdesign #circuitsimulation #analoguefrontends #firmware



The Spintronics Research Group is focused on deploying Spintronics enabled solutions in industrial products and society at large, while keeping scientific excellence and continuously pushing promising technologies from low TRL to high TRL.  To this end, the research group develops its activities along two research lines concerning magnetic field sensors and spin dynamics.

We are looking for a qualified Engineer to join our team working on the design of electronic systems for multiple projects, with a focus on PRR Be.Neutral and the development of systems for monitoring electrical vehicles based on magnetoresistive sensors.


Job Duties

The job duties will be the following:

  • Design Analogue electronic circuits tailored to the specific features of multiple spintronic devices (magnetic field sensors) aiming at an implementation of a multitude of functions including magnetic field sensing, position sensing and vibration monitoring.
  • Production of prototype PCB boards.
  • Production of prototype demonstrators to be deployed in real operating environments.
  • Acquisition of data to validate the prototypes.
  • Establish an interface between the research group and other electrical engineers (at INL and also partner institutions) participating across several projects.
  • Elaborate documentation describing the circuits produced and all tests performed.
  • Participation in the internal collaborative research effort towards achieving the goals of the projects.
  • Elaboration of project documentation, reports and presentations.


Mandatory Qualifications



  • Master in Electronics Engineering or related field.



  • Experience in the design, production and testing of PCB board level electronic circuits.


Technical Skills

  • Solid Knowledge of Analogue Electronics and mixed circuit design.
  • Experience in the design of Data Acquisition Systems.
  • Capacity to integrate microcontrollers and develop appropriate firmware.
  • Capacity to develop simple models of non-CMOS components and integrate them in the simulation of full circuits.
  • Capacity to design electronic systems compliant with EMI and EMC certification standards.


Other Skills

  • Good English (written and spoken) and communication skills are required.



Preferred Qualifications


  • PhD in Electronics Engineering or related field.


  • Experience in the design of ultra-low noise analogue front ends.
  • Experience in the design of circuits integrating fast ADCs.
  • Experience in the design of ultra-low power consumption circuits.
  • Experience in the design of communication modules integrating frequency shift keying transduction elements.
  • Experience in the design of cyber-physical systems that incorporate high data rate communication protocols.
  • Experience in the elaboration of electrical models from “black-box” non-standard circuit elements.
  • Experience with common user languages appropriate to implement user interfaces with the electronic systems (e.g., .Net, Python, Java, Perl).
  • Experience in the elaboration of full systems (e.g., electronics, casing, user interface).
  • Prior experience in the design of analogue front ends for data capture of magnetoresistive sensors.


Personal Skills

  • Ability to work independently and as team player;
  • Commitment and result driven work ethics;
  • Capacity to organize the workload in a flexible way;
  • Capacity to work in multidisciplinary teams;
  • Pro-active spirit;
  • Good understanding of state-of-the-art research and practices in the field;
  • Availability to learn and integrate new electronic nano-devices in standard circuit modules;


Our Benefits

  • Competitive salary;
  • Tax benefits and other Diplomatic privileges;
  • Private health insurance;
  • Family allowances (according to family situation);
  • Free nursery service at INL premises (subject to availability);
  • Support for education fees of dependent children;
  • Relocation support;
  • 30 working days of annual leave.


How to Apply

The application must be in English and include the following mandatory documents:

  • Cover letter;
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Academic and/or Professional diplomas;
  • Recognition of academic degrees (only academic degrees awarded by non-Portuguese higher education institutions) *
  • *The selected candidate(s) with an academic degree granted by a non-Portuguese higher education institution must present, for hiring purposes, the certificate of recognition of that degree(s), issued by the Portuguese Directorate General for Higher Education or by a Portuguese Public Higher Education Institution. Please consult the website of the Portuguese Directorate General for Higher Education: .


    Online application instructions:

  • The application is made online by clicking the “Apply” button below;
  • The candidate must complete all required sections of the online application form;
  • The candidate must submit the mandatory documents mentioned above in pdf format by including them in the “Additional files” section using the “Add portfolio” button.
  • Important note:

    Incomplete applications including the failure to provide mandatory documents or providing inaccurate information will result in the application not being considered.


    How the Selection Process works

    A. Applications eligibility check

    This stage will be carried out on the basis of the mandatory requirements, education, experience and technical skills defined for the job, as well as the validation of the mandatory documents. Only candidates who meet the eligibility criteria will move forward to the next stage.

    B. CV Assessment

    The Selection Committee will evaluate the eligible applications based on their CV and other submitted documents and the suitability for the position. The best ranked candidates will be shortlisted for the interview stage(s).

    C. Interview(s)

    The interview(s) may be done in different formats: video recording, online or onsite.

    The question based interview will evaluate the match between the candidate’s profile and the requirements for the position, including the technical and personal skills. To better support this stage, the candidate may be requested to prepare a short presentation.


    D. Nomination

    The selected candidate will be nominated and formally offered the position, including the disclosure of the contractual conditions. 




    Additional Information


    Application feedback

    We highly value your interest in becoming part of the INL experience and it is important for us to maintain good communications with all candidates. No matter the outcome of your application, we will always provide you with feedback.


    Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Principle

    INL follows a non-discrimination and equal access principle, wherefore no candidate can be privileged, benefited, impaired or deprived of any rights whatsoever, or be exempt of and duties based on any possible discriminatory issues.


    The advertisement deadline may be extended at any time without previous notice in order to improve the suitability and effectiveness of the recruitment process.


    About INL

    The International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory – INL ( ), is the first and only Intergovernmental Organisation in the world entirely focused on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.

    It was founded under an international legal framework to perform interdisciplinary research, deploy and communicate nanotechnology for the benefit of society. INL aims to be a recognised leading global nanotechnology innovation hub.



    Research Field
    Education Level
    Master Degree or equivalent


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