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Doctoral student and one post-doctoral positions for embedded self-sustainable systems (fully funded, 4 years positions)

2 months ago | Closing on Aug 31
University of Oulu
Doctoral student and one post-doctoral positions for embedded self-sustainable systems (fully funded, 4 years positions)
University of Oulu
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Published: 2 months ago
Application deadline: Aug 31
Location: Oulu, Finland
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Doctoral student and one post-doctoral positions for embedded self-sustainable systems (fully funded, 4 years positions)

Doctoral student and post-doctoral positions for embedded self-sustainable system, 4-year position 2018-2022 in Infotech and Faculty of Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, Microelectronics Research Unit, University of Oulu.

The University of Oulu (http://www.oulu.fi/english/) is one of the largest universities in Finland, with approximately 16 000 students and 3 000 employees. The University of Oulu Graduate School (UniOGS) (http://www.oulu.fi/uniogs/) provides the framework and conditions for high-quality, research-driven doctoral education at the University of Oulu, and field-specific doctoral training is provided by its multidisciplinary doctoral programmes. Infotech (http://www.oulu.fi/infotech/) offers a high-level international multidisciplinary environment supplied with cutting-edge infrastructures.  Under this framework, the Information Technology and Electrical Engineering Doctoral Programme (ITEE-DP) (http://www.oulu.fi/uniogs/dp/iteedp) offers doctoral training in Electrical Engineering, Communications Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering and Information Processing Science.   

Applications are invited for a full-time doctoral student position and post-doc position for a maximum of four years, starting at the earliest on 1.11.2018 in an Infotech research project headed by Professor Heli Jantunen in the Microelectronics Research Unit, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering.

As of today, applications utilising Internet of Things (IoT) along with wearable electronics are the most important venues for the More-than-Moore technologies. Particular interests are wireless and autonomous devices. Each active device requires electrical power for sensing, transduction, data processing and transmission and actuation. Green energy technologies including both harvesting and storage will be inevitable parts of the IoT hardware in the future. However, despite of the large portfolio of promising enabling materials/structures, the related integration technologies are still in their infancy and thus need serious investment to establish sound, practical and reliable platforms providing sufficient powering of autonomous devices. These crucial challenges are addressed in this Entity project.

The ultimate objective of Entity approach is to explore new concepts for the seamless integration of energy harvesting and storage components into chips and packages (SoC-SiP). Furthermore it aims for overall integration of sensors and wireless data transfer systems by unobtrusive manner, by which IoT and particularly wearable electronics can be better infused in our daily lives.

The positions are supervised by Professor Heli Jantunen. 

Requirements for a doctoral student

To successfully occupy the position of a doctoral student, the candidate must possess a Master’s degree or an equivalent degree (e.g. licentiate) in electrical engineering. Degree must have been completed with excellent grades by 31.10.2018 (or latest before the job contract starts). Ability to pursue independent research and excellent writing and fluency in English is expected. Doctoral student’s focus is on electrical integration of sensors, energy harvesters and storage to realize reliable platforms of autonomous devices.

The doctoral student position is intended for an Early Stage Researcher (ESR) who, according to the ”European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers”, is defined as a researcher in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of his/her research activity, including the period of research training. Applicants will be either starting their doctoral training, or will have completed no more than two full years of training (adjusted for possible previous part-time status) at the time the position is filled. The selected candidate will carry out his/her doctoral studies in the Information Technology and Electrical Engineering Doctoral Programme of the University of Oulu Graduate School (UniOGS) and must meet the minimal requirements to receive doctoral study rights as defined in http://www.oulu.fi/uniogs/requirements_for_admission

Requirements for a post-doc

To successfully occupy the position of a post-doc researcher, the candidate must possess a doctoral degree preferably in electrical engineering. Degree must have been completed by 30.10.2018 (or latest before the job contract starts). A successful applicant must have a solid background on sensor development as well as an feasible publication track record related to the topic. Expertise in materials development for sensors, or their versatile fabrication, integration and characterization techniques are needed for a successful progress in research. Ability to pursue independent research and excellent writing and fluency in English is expected. Post-doc focus is on wearable sensor technology for autonomous devices. 

Salary

The salary of the selected doctoral student will be set on levels 2 – 4 of the national salary scale for the teaching and research staff of Finnish universities. In addition, a supplementary remuneration will be given for personal achievement and performance (max. 46.3%). The total salary for these levels (before tax) currently ranges from about 1985 to 3621 Euros/month for full-time employment.

The salary of the selected post-doc will be set on level 5 of the national salary scale for the teaching and research staff of Finnish universities. In addition, a supplementary remuneration will be given for personal achievement and performance (max. 46.3%). The total salary for these levels (before tax) currently ranges from about 2865 to 4191 Euros/month for full-time employment. 

Application

Applications must be submitted using the electronic application form by 31.8.2018, 24:00 (Finnish local time), with the following attachments as three separate pdf files:

  1. Complete CV containing contact information of at least two referees (Max. size limit of the attachment: 5 Mbytes)
  2. Motivation letter (maximum 1 page) describing prior knowledge and research interests and career plans (1-2 pages; max. size limit of the attachment: 2 Mbytes).
  3. Certificates/Diplomas: Scanned electronic copies of diplomas and transcripts of the records of relevant previous degrees. If the original documents are not in English, Finnish or Swedish, each document must be accompanied by an official certified translation into English or Finnish. (Max. size limit of the attachment: 2 Mbytes) 

Other relevant information

The eligible applicants fitting best in the research profile expected for the position may be invited to an on-site or remote interview. All applicants will be notified when the selection process is completed. 

Contact

-        Dr. Jari Hannu, e-mail: jari.hannu (at) oulu.fi

-        Concerning the general requirements and application procedures: Coordinator Mirjami Jutila, e-mail: mirjami.jutila (at) oulu.fi

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