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Postdoctoral / Senior Researcher – mmWave Antenna and Packaging (m/f/d)

Dresden (hybrid)
30 Vacation days
🇬🇧 C1

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The Barkhausen Institut performs research on the latest hardware, software and communication technologies and demonstrates their application in tomorrow's society. Our goal is to build a flexible and trustworthy IoT platform based on reliable electronics and secure communication methods.

The RF Design Enablement group researches and develops dependable IoT systems with focus on three key research topics such as joint radar-communication system, antenna-system design with meta-surface and physical layer security towards trustworthy physical interfaces. We focus our research on designing building blocks, while identifying critical hardware parameters for next-generation hardware systems and applications.

At the earliest possible date, we are looking for a

Postdoctoral / Senior Researcher – mmWave Antenna and Packaging (m/f/d)

The position will initially be filled for a period of 2 years and will be remunerated in line with TV-L E-13. The position aims at supporting career growth of PhDs and further academic qualification (e.g. PhD) for MS graduate with at least 3 years of experience.

Your responsibilities will include
  • Design multiple-input-multiple-out (MIMO) antenna arrays at mmWave frequencies (60 GHz and above)
  • Design and implement antenna-on-package or system-on-package for the mmWave frequencies (60 GHz and above)
  • Component and system measurement with mmWave equipment (e.g. VNA, spectrum analyzers, signal sources etc.),
  • Evaluate the system developed for Joint (integrated) communication and sensing applications.

We expect the following
  • Above- Above-average PhD degree or Master with at least 3 years of relevant experience in areas related to our research focus from renowned universities (Electrical/Electronic Engineering),
  • Good communication and writing skills in English,
  • An integrative and cooperative personality with excellent communication and social skills,
  • Strong technical knowledge and prior experience about mmWave antenna and package design (60 GHz and above),
  • Prior experience with electrical-design-automation (EDA) tools (e.g. AWR /ADS/HFSS) and packaging software (e.g. Altium, KiCAD, Eagle),
  • Prior experience with RF laboratory equipment,
  • Basic knowledge of wireless communications theory.

You are interested, but you don’t think you meet all the requirements of the job posting? Then you should know: We don’t hire resumes, we hire people. We are looking for potential and want to actively foster it. That‘s why we encourage you to apply!

What we provide
  • An open and creative team
  • Agile working hours and workflows
  • Cross-disciplinary projects
  • Work on future technologies
  • Flat hierarchies for your ideas and flexible teams
  • Competitive salary

If you have passion for new technologies and the desire to develop the connected world of tomorrow with us, we are looking for you.

Life and science are compatible at our institute. We offer a range of recognised family-friendly measures, such as part-time work, mobile working and flexible working hours that take family needs into account.  We also offer support for arriving in Dresden (all formalities, apartment etc.).

Application Procedure
Your application should include: motivation letter, CV, copy of university degree certificate, and relevant university transcript with details of courses and grades, short summary of Master/PhD thesis.
Barkhausen Institut strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. Severely disabled persons are given preference in the event of equal suitability.
We only accept complete documents as one single PDF document by e-mail to Please reference “Postdoctoral / Senior Researcher – mmWave Antenna and Packaging” in the subject line. Applications that contain other file formats (e.g. Word, Excel) will not be considered in the selection process. Informal inquiries can also be submitted to the same address.The data submitted by you in the course of the application procedure will be processed by the Barkhausen Institut (BI). BI shall use the data for the purposes of the application procedure. No data shall be passed on to third parties.

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Short profile of Barkhausen Institut gGmbH

The Barkhausen Institute is an independent research institute in Dresden, which works closely with the Technical University of Dresden and focuses on the core fields of the Internet of Things (IoT). The institute conducts application-oriented basic research with a time horizon of 5 to 10 years before market launch. As an innovation centre for IoT technologies, it is the contact for local and global industry. 

In addition, the Barkhausen Institut attaches particular importance to the communication of research results and research methods. The discourse with the public about technological developments is part of the everyday work of all researchers.  

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