2 Postdoc positions in Mixed-Signal CMOS Integrated Circuits for Implantable Brain Interface

Country: Denmark;

City: Aarhus

Vacancy added: 11.10.2018

Employer: Aarhus University

Resumes due: 01.11.2018


At Aarhus University, Department of Engineering within integrated Circuits and Electronics Lab, we are hiring talented researchers in postdoc positions to work on an exciting project for recording and processing brain signals using a neuromorphic chip as a part of large interdisciplinary project. Within this project, we aim at developing a low-power small footprint multi-channel CMOS analog front-end for brain recording purposes. The designed chip will be tested both in-vitro and in-vivo. Hence, applicants are expected to expand their knowledge to the biomedical aspect of the work too. The postdoc will work closely with different research groups within this project. Therefore, they are expected to have strong communication skills for a fruitful teamwork. 

The grant agreement is expected to be signed by all the partners in the project in 2018 with the possible project start of February 1st 2019. Employment is time limited to two years with the possibility of extension. 

You are expected to contribute to: 

  • Gain a thorough understanding of low-power design challenges in CMOS technology.
  • Gain a deep understanding of the analog front-end circuits required to record a low-noise and clean signal from brain ready for processing.
  • Design, simulate and fabricate and measure integrated chips used for brain signal recording in CMOS technology.

You are expected to have the following qualifications:

  • A PhD degree in Electrical Engineering
  • A solid background in Electronics and CMOS Integrated Circuit Design
  • Experienced in CMOS fabrication and measurements
  • Team working skills as this is an interdisciplinary project
  • Good collaboration and communications skills
  • Experience with biomedical instrumentation, recording and analysis of electrophysiological signals is an advantage but not required.
  • Experience with EDA CAD tools for IC design (Virtuoso, HSPICE, etc.)
  • PCB design (e.g. Allegro)

The employee will work with low-power integrated nanoelectronics in ICELAB (http://icelab-au.com/) headed by Associate Prof. Farshad Moradi in collaboration with NeuroTechnology Lab headed by Associate Professor Preben Kidmose. 

Place of employment and place of work
The place of employment is Aarhus University, and the place of work is Science and Technology, Department of Engineering, Finlandsgade 22, 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark. 

Further information
Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact Associate Professor Farshad Moradi, Department of Engineering, moradi@eng.au.dk for additional background information on the project to optimize their application package.

Application procedure
Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process. 

Formalities and salary range 
Science and Technology refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here. 

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities. Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations. 

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

Aarhus University offers Relocation service to International researchers. You can read more about it here.


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