Associate/Assistant Professor in IC Design

DTU Electrical Eng
Thursday 19 Jul 18

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The Electronics group at DTU Electrical Engineering invites applications for a position as Associate or Assistant Professor in IC Design.

The Electronics group is responsible for analog, power and mixed-mode integrated circuit (IC) design, switch-mode audio power amplifiers, as well as power electronics research including advanced high efficiency high power density switching mode power supplies and very high frequency (VHF) power supplies.

The research field of this position is within analog, power and/or mixed-mode integrated circuits supporting: 

  • the continuously decreasing size, weight and cost of all kind of electronics enabling an increase of applications and features in many different areas
  • the Electronics group strategy towards forming the future of Power-Supply-in-Package (PSIP) and Power-Supply-on-Chip (PwrSoC)

Responsibilities and tasks
You will participate in both fundamental and advanced level research-based education of students in cooperation with the other scientific staff, and you must contribute actively to the theoretical and experimental research and innovation in our group and in related areas including publishing results in international recognized journals.

For this position, we expect you to take an active part in developing and carrying out research, education and innovation in the field of analog, power and mixed-mode integrated circuits.

Also, we expect you to play an active role in creating networks and joint projects between key scientific staff from the various engineering fields involving analog, power and mixed-mode integrated circuits.

In addition, you should network with companies involved in analog, power and mixed-mode integrated circuits with the purpose of establishing joint projects between the university and companies.

You will be an integrated part of our Electronics Group and we expect you to contribute actively to the internal collaboration with other groups in the department as well as with groups from other departments.

For international candidates, DTU offers Danish language courses with the purpose of being able to teach in Danish within the first 2-3 years.

Candidates for an

  • assistant professorship must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent)
  • associate professorship must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent), as well as academic qualifications equivalent to those obtained by holding an assistant professorship and documented didactic/pedagogic training

Any candidate who: 

  • has a solid knowledge about analysis and synthesis of all kinds of analog, power and mixed-mode integrated circuits
  • has good experience in using Cadence IC design (or equivalent EDA) tools
  • has general knowledge of PDKs
  • has experience in using PCB layout software
  • is familiar with simulation tools such as LTspice, Matlab etc.
  • has good experience in making laboratory prototypes, debugging and testing integrated circuits
  • is striving to act as a guide for Ph.D. students
  • is open-minded and team-work oriented to strive for common ambitious goals
  • can use communication skills in English at a good level
will be considered as a candidate with favourable background.

The candidate who is highly self-motivated and enthusiastic, and can work under a great tension would be preferred.

You will be working in our modern and newly renovated premises with state-of-the-art electronics research laboratories and student facilities. The working atmosphere is informal, international and interdisciplinary and we believe that our goals can be reached through collaboration.

In the assessment of the candidates, consideration will be given to
  • Experience and quality of teaching
  • Research impact and experience, funding track record, and research vision
  • Societal impact
  • Documented innovation activities, including commercialization and collaboration with industry
  • International impact and experience
  • Leadership potential and collaboration
  • Communication skills
Consideration will also be given to:  
  • Documentation of personal IC design, tape-outs, and electronics laboratory experience
  • Documented record of research at an international level within analog, power and/or mixed-mode integrated circuits
We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.

The assistant professor position is a permanent entry-level faculty position. After a maximum of 4 years, an assistant professor can be promoted to an associate professor position after assessment. More information can be found here: Career paths at DTU.  

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Michael A. E. Andersen, tel.: +45 4059 5299 or email:    

You can read more about DTU Electrical Engineering on and the Electronics group at

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 30 August 2018 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file.   

In the field “Please indicate which position you are applying for”, please indicate whether you are applying for the position as Associate or Assistant Professor.

The file must include:
  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Teaching and research statement, with a focus on the “Assessment” bullet points listed above
  • Documentation of previous teaching and research, as related to the “Assessment” bullet points listed above
  • List of publications (applicants applying for the position as associate professor should indicate scientific highlights)
  • H-index, and ORCID (see e.g.
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

All qualified candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

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