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Post doctoral Researcher/Scientist in Microwave/mm-Wave active circuits

DP-5 Post doctoral Researcher/Scientist in Microwave/mm-Wave active circuits for 5G RF front-ends

Contract: Full Time/Fixed Term

The Advanced RF Technologies (ART) Group at Tyndall National Institute (TNI) and University College Cork is advertising for the position of the Post-doctoral Researcher/Scientist in Microwave/mm-Wave active circuits for 5G RF front-ends. Our team aims to recruit well-qualified and highly-motivated researchers with strong background in RF/mm-Wave circuit design, power amplifiers, low noise amplifiers, RF front-end components and integrated circuits. The post holder will be the lead researcher of an interdisciplinary and ambitions project that will research and develop highly-integrated and performance-enhanced RF front-ends for highly-versatile 5G RF transceivers. The postholder will require competences in RF circuit design, electromagnetic design, linear and non-linear RF characterization. Furthermore, the postholder is expected to manage the project and co-supervise MS and PhD students.

The candidate will be given an initial 18-month contract with potential of extension to a multi-year contract subject to performance and availability of funds.

The successful candidate will become a member of a diverse and vibrant community of academics, research professionals and students at TNI and UCC and will have access to world-class design, characterization, and microfabrication facilities at TNI, UCC. Further information can be found in the following websites: Advanced RF Technology Group: University College Cork:, Tyndall National Institute: .

Key responsibilities

  • Analysis, design and modeling of active and passive RF front-end components and circuits.
  • Integrated circuit (IC) design of components using commercially available process development kits (PDKs).
  • RF characterization of devices, components, and RF sub-systems.
  • Technical project management of research projects.
  • Preparation of power point presentations and technical reports.
  • Preparation of research papers for IEEE journals and conferences.
  • Supervise and assist MS and PhD students.
  • Participate in Education and Public Engagement activities, as required.
  • Ensure all activities are compliant with the Tyndall Quality Management system.
  • Ensure all activities are compliant with the required Health and Safety standards.
  • Carry out any additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post.

Essential Criteria

  • PhD degree in Electronic/Electrical Engineering, Microwave Engineering or related discipline.
  • PhD thesis or >3+ years of post-PhD experience in the design and testing of RF active components: power amplifiers (PAs), low noise amplifiers (LNAs), PALNAs, active phase shifters, VCOs or RF front-ends/transceivers.
  • Proficient in using RF circuit and EM design tools, e.g. ADS (or similar), HFSS (or similar).
  • Experienced in IC components design using PDKs, e.g. GaAs or GaN MMICs, CMOS (or similar).
  • Proficient in linear and non-linear RF characterization of RF components
  • Proficient in characterizing RF components using a probe station
  • Strong publication record in IEEE journal and conference publications

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience in filter design and tuning methods
  • Experience in antenna design
  • Experience in PhD student mentorship/co-supervision
  • Experience in teaching

Appointment may be made on the IUA Scale for Post-Doctoral Researchers € 42,031- € 48,427 per annum and Senior Post-Doctoral Researchers €49,790 - €54,154 pa.  Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy.

Informal inquiries can be made in confidence to

Application Instructions

Step 1 - Please click here to download the Application form and indicate the Job Reference DP-5

Step 2 – Return the following documents: 1) Completed Application form, 2) CV (including a detailed list of publications), 3) Motivation letter, 5) Transcripts of relevant degrees, and 6) 3 reference contacts to

Please ensure that your motivation letter, CV and application letter are submitted in pdf format.

Please note that Garda vetting and/or an international police clearance check may form part of the selection process.

The University, at its discretion, may undertake to make an additional appointment(s) from this competition following the conclusion of the process.

At this time, Tyndall National Institute does not require the assistance of recruitment agencies.

Tyndall National Institute at University College, Cork is an Equal Opportunities Employer.