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Senior/Junior Researcher position in DIGITAL NANOELECTRONICS

The chair CAES and its group Testable Design and Test of dependable integrated systems (TDT) are part of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics …

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Drienerlolaan, Enschede, Overijssel
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
40 - 40 uur
€ 2709 - € 4978 per maand


The chair CAES and its group Testable Design and Test of dependable integrated systems (TDT) are part of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science and the research Institute IDS of the University of Twente.

A Senior/Junior researcher position in digital nanoelectronics is available at the CAES-TDT group at the University of Twente. The researcher work will be within the ongoing “Hierarchy-Aware and secure embedded test infrastructure for Dependability and performance Enhancement of integrated Systems (HADES)” European Project. The HADES project aims at providing a hierarchy-aware smart and secure embedded test infrastructure for dependability and performance enhancement of integrated systems. The HADES project is a large European project that involves industrial and academic partners from both the Netherlands and France.

At the CAES-TDT group, our research is on the design of dependable nanoelectronic systems for safety and mission critical systems, such as in automotive (ADAS), medical, avionics and space. Our main focus is on ensuring a dependable life-time operation of complex heterogeneous System-on-Chips (SoCs) by the use of embedded instruments. Currently the HADES team at the University of Twente consists of a senior researcher and one postdoc.

You will be responsible for the research activities concerning the utilization of digital embedded instruments for aging and performance monitoring of SoCs, such as delay monitors. This includes, but not limited to:

  • circuit design of embedded instruments
  • methods for proper location of instruments
  • algorithm development for utilizing the instrument data in enhancing the SoC dependability using, for instance, data fusion and machine learning methods
  • chip (40 nm TSMC) bring-up, testing, and aging experiments.
  • PCB design.
  • For the senior researcher (Postdoc and above), you will be also responsible for some project management tasks.

You will report on your research in scientific papers in international journals and conferences, as well as in HADES technical reports.


For a senior researcher, you have a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering with a specialization in digital nanoelectronics and associated tools, and preferably some industrial experience.

For a junior researcher, you have an MSc. degree in electronics and must have at least one publication and several years of industrial experience.

Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following topics are valued: on-chip measurement circuits, nanotechnology reliability issues, machine learning, test standards (IEEE 1687 and 1149.1). Team working skills are essential. An interest in entrepreneurship is also appreciated.

As an excellent researcher we expect you to be inventive and result oriented. You are a conceptual thinker and need good collaboration and communication skills. You keep yourself updated on the latest developments in your field of expertise and you stay in touch with your network.

Information and application
Please contact Dr. Ahmed Ibrahim (a.m.y.ibrahim@utwente.nl) for more information.
Requesting references and/or an assessment and an employment screening can be part of the procedure.
You can indicate your interest in this position up to November 3th 2019, by sending your application letter, accompanied by an up-to-date CV, via the link below to the application form.


As a researcher, you will be offered an employment contract for one year.
Your gross monthly salary can vary, from € 2.709 to € 4.978 gross per month, depending on your background and relevant experience.
Additionally, the University of Twente provides excellent facilities for professional and personal development, an 8% holiday allowance, and an 8,3% end of year bonus.