Researcher in the area of THz based sensors for biomedical applications and wireless interfaces for sensor networks
The position is at the Microwave Group in the Division of Solid State Electronics, Department of Engineering Science at the Angstrom Laboratory. The position will be appointed as soon as the right candidate is found for a period of two years and may be renewed.
The research in the Microwave Group is focused on developing technologies, circuits and antennas that make it feasible to manufacture small antenna integrated systems for various sensor applications. The research is pursued by combining novel and conventional integrated wireless interface in new applications and environments. The wireless interfaces for the sensors covers application from wireless sensor networks operating in the microwave/millimeterwave bands with an emphasis towards applications in EM and physical hostile environments (e.g. wearable body area networks and railroad transport) to sensors for THz frequencies used in biomedical applications. These applications put severe demands on the wireless interface, concerning the integration, operation (efficiency), and wave propagation.
The Microwave Group is working in the VINNOVA Vinn-excellence center for Wireless Sensor Networks (WISENET) and is participating in several EU projects. The group is also member in the Scientific Advisory Board and Key Technology Group of the European Technical Platform on Smart Systems Integration, EPoSS.
The facilities at Uppsala (Angstrom Laboratory) include a fully equipped clean room of 2,500 m2, microwave CAD (ADS, Ansoft, CST-Studio, HFSS, Momentum, IE3D), measurement equipments (e.g. VNA's) for analysis up to 325 GHz, 100GHz – 1.5 THz quasi-optic measurement set-up, multimode reverberation and anechoic chamber for antenna efficiency and beam pattern measurements respectively.
We are looking for a researcher who has an interest to (1) firstly develop THz sensors for biomaterial analysis which can involve the use of metamaterials and (2) secondly develop the microwave wireless interface for sensor networks in EM and physical hostile environments. The THz sensor will be part of biomedical instrumentation and novel THz analysis techniques where as the wireless sensor networks will be used for body area (biomedical) and railroad transport applications. For the design microwave and THz measurement facilities, software for electromagnetic (EM)-simulations and also a large anechoic chamber are available.
Ph.D.-degree in relevant subject. The development of the wireless interfaces demands good knowledge in the area of microwave and THz technology but also EM-wave propagation. The applicant should have experience in development work (could also be clean-room based) both experimental and theoretical of the components included in the wireless interface. The work could also involve the use of metamaterials thus experience in this area will be of use. The interest in biomedical applications at THz frequencies is an advantage.
The applicant should also have experience in microelectronic probing (microwave – THz frequencies) using network analyser and probe station and have used commercial software for calculating the EM-field, like Ansoft HFSS, CST and similar. The applicant should also possess good abilities to communicate in oral and written English.
Salary will be set according to the successful applicant’s qualifications.
Applications should include a brief description of research interest and past experience, a CV, copies of exams, degrees and grades, a copy of your Doctoral thesis (or a draft thereof) and other relevant documents. The candidates are encouraged to provide letter(s) of recommendation and contact information to reference persons. Deadline: 15/7, 2011 or until the position is filled with a suitable candidate.
For more information and submission of application, please contact: Prof. Anders Rydberg, phone. +46-18-4713228, mobile: +46-70-1679102.
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