Postdoc Design of Multi-Modal Pixelated Capacitive Sensor Chip for E-nose

Postdoc Design of Multi-Modal Pixelated Capacitive Sensor Chip for E-nose

Published Deadline Location
8 Mar 1 May Delft
Push the boundaries by designing a first-of-a-kind multi-mode CMOS Pixelated Capacitive Sensor chip.

Job description

You will design a Next-generation mixed-signal CMOS integrated circuit (IC) consisting of a dense array of individually adressable capacitive microsensors (Pixelated Capacitive Sensor: PCS). You will extend prior PCS chip designs with exciting new functionalities (multi-mode). The chips will be used in the Dutch research project "OBSeRVeD" (http://www.microelectronics.tudelft.nl/News/indexitem.php?mi=502) to create an higly flexible electronic nose for early detection of animal health problems. The data acquired with your chip(s) will be analyzed with machine-learning algorithms. You will collaborate with researchers and companies of various disciplines like chemistry, embedded systems, software, signal processing and animal heatlh to integrate your chip(s) in live demonstrators that will be tested in the field.

Specifications

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

Requirements

Required:

PhD degree in mixed-signal IC design.

Proficient with Cadence Virtuoso ADE (schematic, layout, Verilog-A,…).

Comfortable with Verilog to design state machines, digital I/O, etc.

Mathematical skills to capture capacitive sensor physics concepts in Verilog-A models (required to simulate and optimize your PCS designs).

Team player skills to optimize your interactions with the OBSeRVeD project members.

Good project planning and reporting skills to timely deliver your results, document your achievements in deliverable documents and present them in project meetings.

Good scientific writing skills to write high-impact publications and conference contributions.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 3 years.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, discounts on health insurance, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

For international applicants, TU Delft has the Coming to Delft Service. This service provides information for new international employees to help you prepare the relocation and to settle in the Netherlands. The Coming to Delft Service offers a Dual Career Programme for partners and they organise events to expand your (social) network.

Employer

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 as one of our core values and we actively engage to be a university where you feel at home and can flourish. We value different perspectives and qualities. We believe this makes our work more innovative, the TU Delft community more vibrant and the world more just. Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. That is why we invite you to apply. Your application will receive fair consideration.

Challenge. Change. Impact!

Department

Faculty Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) brings together three scientific disciplines. Combined, they reinforce each other and are the driving force behind the technology we all use in our daily lives. Technology such as the electricity grid, which our faculty is helping to make completely sustainable and future-proof. At the same time, we are developing the chips and sensors of the future, whilst also setting the foundations for the software technologies to run on this new generation of equipment – which of course includes AI. Meanwhile we are pushing the limits of applied mathematics, for example mapping out disease processes using single cell data, and using mathematics to simulate gigantic ash plumes after a volcanic eruption. In other words: there is plenty of room at the faculty for ground-breaking research. We educate innovative engineers and have excellent labs and facilities that underline our strong international position. In total, more than 1000 employees and 4,000 students work and study in this innovative environment.

Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science.

Additional information

For more information about this vacancy, please contact prof. Frans Widdershoven (f.p.widdershoven@tudelft.nl).

Specifications

  • Postdoc
  • Engineering
  • 36—40 hours per week
  • €3226—€5090 per month
  • Doctorate
  • TUD05128

Employer

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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Mekelweg 2, 2628 CD, Delft

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Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before 1 may 2024 via the application button and upload:

  • A motivation letter that explains why you are the ideal candidate for this position (generic motivation letters that are not specifically aimed at this vacancy will lead to immediate rejection)
  • An extensive CV that includes all your education (program + institute + graduation dates + grades; the more detailed the better), working history and other professional activities (if applicable). In case of gaps please explain the reason.
  • A publication list (journals, conferences, other)
  • List of references (names + positions + affiliations + contact details)

A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.

You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.

Please do not contact us for unsolicited services.

Application procedure

Application procedure

Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before 1 may 2024 via the application button and upload:

  • A motivation letter that explains why you are the ideal candidate for this position (generic motivation letters that are not specifically aimed at this vacancy will lead to immediate rejection)
  • An extensive CV that includes all your education (program + institute + graduation dates + grades; the more detailed the better), working history and other professional activities (if applicable). In case of gaps please explain the reason.
  • A publication list (journals, conferences, other)
  • List of references (names + positions + affiliations + contact details)

A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.

You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.

Please do not contact us for unsolicited services.

Make sure to apply no later than 1 May 2024 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).