PhD position in signal processing for D/A and A/D conversion

Updated: 25 days ago
Deadline: 26 Mar 2024

We offer a PhD position where you will be exposed to the development of future wireless networks, have the opportunity to contribute to large international projects, as well as projects with Swedish and Dutch industry. This position is a great opportunity for you to learn both the scientific knowledge and practical skills in key enabling technologies of digital transformation - the area of great importance for industry and society.

Background of the research project
Join the frontier of innovation in 6G: the future of mobile networks technology! A unique Dutch-driven alliance in collaboration with Ericsson and Chalmers, comprising 60 leading ICT businesses, mobile operators, semiconductor manufacturers and research institutions, have united to spearhead the development of specific aspects of 6G: Software antennas, AI-driven network software, and groundbreaking 6G applications. Join us as a PhD student in this prestigious Future Network Services (FNS) flagship project, where research and entrepreneurial pursuits converge.

This PhD project is among approximately 50 PhD positions in this 6G development team! You will benefit from training in 6G antenna and RF chip design, and get familiarized with other related fields such as 6G networks, AI, and software development. Furthermore, you will have access to a unique state-of-the-art testbeds to also put theory to practice and you will be at the forefront of the European 6G national ecosystem. We will also support and encourage entrepreneurial activities.

Information about the division and the department
At the Department of Electrical Engineering , we conduct internationally renowned research in biomedical engineering, antenna systems, signal processing, image analysis, automatic control, automation, mechatronics, and communication systems. We offer a dynamic and international research environment with about 200 employees from more than 20 countries, and with extensive national and international research collaborations with academia, industry and society. The department provides around 100 courses, of which most are included in the Master’s Programs ”Biomedical Engineering”, ”Systems, Control and Mechatronics”, ”Communication Engineering” and "Electrical Power Engineering". 

Major responsibilities
In this position you will perform research on signal processing for emerging radar- and communication systems with many antennas (MIMO). The research is particularly oriented toward sampling and analogue-to-digital (A/D) conversion in the up-link in order to improve the energy efficiency of modern large scale antenna systems. The research takes place in the cross-section between signal processing and radio/mixed signal hardware. 

Your research will include fundamental theoretical studies, numerical simulations, and measurements of a performance verification system to be developed in collaboration with senior researchers at Chalmers and Ericsson teams. You are expected to publish papers of high quality and collaborate with other PhD students and senior researchers in the team. 

To maximize the success of your PhD project, you will visit other international partners, in particular, those involved in the FNS flagship project. The position generally also includes teaching on Chalmers' undergraduate level or performing other duties corresponding to about 10% percent of working hours.

Read more about doctoral studies at Chalmers here .

Applicants should have, or expect to receive, a MSc degree in a field related to signal processing or communications. In addition to the formal qualifications, selection is also based on the performance of the candidates in other works (e.g. thesis and advanced level courses), as well as through interviews. Besides good subject knowledge, emphasis will be on analytical ability, motivation, ability to cooperate, initiative to work independently.

Advantageous merits: Deep knowledge in areas such as linear algebra, stochastic processes and statistical signal processing.

To qualify as a PhD student, you must have a master's level degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in a relevant field.

The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English. If Swedish is not your native language, Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

Contract terms
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of five years.

We offer
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg .
Read more about working at Chalmers  and our benefits  for employees.

Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence . Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with reference number 20240122 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as PDF-files, as below. Maximum size for each file is 40 MB. Please note that the system does not support Zip files.

CV:(Please name the document: CV, Family name, reference number)
• CV
• Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter:(Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, ref.number)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous experience of relevance for the position (e.g. education, thesis work and, if applicable, any other research activities)
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:
• Copies of bachelor and/or master’s thesis.
• Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, e.g. TOEFL test results.

Use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. 

Please note: The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the application is complete. Incomplete applications and applications sent by email will not be considered.

Application deadline: 2024-03-26

For questions, please contact:
Professor Thomas Eriksson,
[email protected]

Docent Ulf Gustavsson,
[email protected]

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. ***

Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our six Areas of Advance; Energy, Health Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Materials Science, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!

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