PhD position Mm-wave and cryogenic measurement and calibration techniques

PhD position Mm-wave and cryogenic measurement and calibration techniques

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8 Jul 1 Aug Delft

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Make in impact on the development of next generation communication systems and quantum computers by joinin the projects that will develop the key know-how to characterize these technologies

Job description

Qauntum technologies, such as quantum sensors and quantum computing, will revolutionize scientific  nd technological developments in the coming years. However, most quantum devices operates at cryogenic temperature and require interfacing with standard electronics operating both at room temperature and at cryogenic tmeperature. The main target of this PhD project is the development of novel metrology techniques and methods to enable measurement, characterization and design of the cryogenic infrastructure required for future qauntum technologies.

The candidate will join the Electronic Circuits and Architectures and the QCAT (Quantum Circuits Architectures and Technology) groups and work on the develoment of characterizaiton techniques for small and large signal and noise measurement in the mm-wave range (up to 325GHz) and cryogenic environemnt (down to 4K). The project will also run in strict collaboration with QuTech, the world-leading institute founded in 2014 as a collaboration between Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), and focusing on quantum computing and quanutm internet.

The project controbution will be a part of two European consortium in the European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research (EMPIR) framework


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


The candidate should have a master level in electrical engineering and have followed courses on EM and RF electronics. The candidate should have a practical attitude and pro active problem solving skill. Past experience in RF laboratories and usage and interface with RF equipment is a plus. A good knowledge of EM and CAD simulation environment is apreciated

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 4 jaar.

TU Delft offers PhD-candidates a 4-year contract, with an official go/no go progress assessment after one year. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, increasing from € 2395 per month in the first year to € 3061 in the fourth year. As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. The TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment with an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor. The Doctoral Education Programme is aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills.

The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, discounts on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation.


Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context. At TU Delft we embrace diversity and aim to be as inclusive as possible (see our Code of Conduct). Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale.

Challenge. Change. Impact! 


Faculty Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) brings together three disciplines - electrical engineering, mathematics and computer science. Combined, they reinforce each other and are the driving force behind the technology we use in our daily lives. Technology such as the electricity grid, which our faculty is helping to make future-proof. We are also working on a world in which humans and computers reinforce each other. We are mapping out disease processes using single cell data, and using mathematics to simulate gigantic ash plumes after a volcanic eruption. There is plenty of room here for ground-breaking research. We educate innovative engineers and have excellent labs and facilities that underline our strong international position. In total, more than 1,100 employees and 4,000 students work and study in this innovative environment.

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  • PhD
  • Engineering
  • 36—40 hours per week
  • €2395—€3061 per month
  • University graduate
  • TUD01273


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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