PhD position Efficient and robust Transmitters for 5G-applications

The Integrated Circuit Design group at the University of Twente focuses on analog and mixed-signal design, where one of the focusses is on transceivers. The …

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Drienerlolaan, Enschede, Overijssel
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
40 - 40 uur
€ 2222 - € 2840 per maand


The Integrated Circuit Design group at the University of Twente focuses on analog and mixed-signal design, where one of the focusses is on transceivers. The research for this vacancy is part of a research project in close cooperation with NXP Semiconductors.

This project aims at developing very efficient RF power amplifiers for 5G-type applications. The type of applications implies that also insertion phase and load pull effects are of prime concern in this project. To be able to reach sufficient performance levels and power efficiency levels across lifetime, possibly self-healing approaches or pre-distortion will be used. In the case of digital pre-distorion of digital control, efficiency issues in the digital part must be taken into account. System simulations, analog/mixed signal and RF circuit design, IC design and RF measurements are the main parts of the PhD work. Additionally, you are expected to assist in the ICD group's teaching activities.


We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic researcher with an MSc degree in analog/RF electronics preferable. We seek candidates with good team spirit, who enjoy working in an internationally oriented environment, and who are not only good at theory but also have strong experimental RF skills. A good command of spoken and written English is a requirement. An interview will be part of the selection procedure. Unfortunately, due to export regulations, for this specific project we cannot hire nationalities of Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan or Syria.

Use the link below to apply and include the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A brief letter of interest and motivation, including the date from which you will be available.
  • If English is not your native language, a document stating either an overall band score of 6.5 in an academic IELTS-test (International Language Test), or an internet based TOEFL (TOEFL-iBT) with a score of at least 22 for each of the four categories.
  • The e-mail addresses of two references that we may contact, who are familiar with your academic work and can judge your potential to be a PhD student.
  • Copies of exam results (both bachelor and master) and certificates.
  • Copies of (up to 5) scientific works, including master thesis.
  • More information can be found on the website
  • If you have any further questions about this vacancy, please contact Dr. Anne-Johan Annema (


We offer a full time employment contract for the duration of 4 years. Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement (CAO-NU) of the Dutch Universities. The gross monthly salary starts at € 2.222,- in the first year and increases to € 2.840,- in the fourth year of employment. Additionally, the University of Twente provides excellent facilities for professional and personal development, a holiday allowance of 8% and an end of year bonus of 8.3%. A high-quality training program is part of the agreement.


The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which leads change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university of the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. We have a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out groundbreaking research.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. Because of our diversity values we do particularly support women to apply.

The faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) comprises three disciplines that shape Information and Communication Technology. ICT is more than communication. In almost every product we use mathematics, electronics and computer technology and ICT now contributes to all of societies' activities. The faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders. The research which enjoys a high profile both at home and internationally, has been accommodated in the multidisciplinary research institutes MESA+, CTIT and MIRA.


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