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PhD position on Energy Efficient GaN Devices
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Published: 26 days ago
Application deadline: Nov 16
Location: Enschede, Netherlands
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PhD position on Energy Efficient GaN Devices

The Integrated Devices and Systems (IDS) group at the University of Twente has a vacancy for a PhD student in the project “Energy Efficient Electron GaN Devices”. This project aims to investigate novel planar transistors, integrating a ferroelectric layer to reduce the power consumption and you will address modelling and simulation aspects of these new devices and perform extended electrical characterization.

Job description

The challenge is to develop and incorporate a physics-based model needed to describe the ferroelectric properties in the transistors, to develop novel power devices and electrical analysis of the envisaged devices.

The project is financed by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) in the domain Applied and Engineering Sciences (TTW). You will carry out the research at the University in Enschede, The Netherlands and several supervisors (Dr. Ray Hueting, Prof. Dr. Dirk Gravesteijn, and Prof. Dr. Jurriaan Schmitz) will give guidance. In this project you will collaborate with the Inorganic Materials Science (IMS) group, part of the department of Science and Technology. In addition, this project is carried out in collaboration with a wide span of companies such as EpiGaN, IQE, ON Semiconductor, Silvaco, SolMates and WeEn Semiconductors. Teaching activities will take 10%-20% of your time.

Your profile

  • You are highly motivated and an enthusiastic researcher (F/M).
  • You have a MSc degree in electrical engineering, nanotechnology, applied physics or a related topic, with excellent theoretical, programming and experimental skills.
  • You have shown affinity with semiconductors and modelling.
  • You have good team spirit and like to work in an internationally oriented environment.
  • You are fluent in English.

Our offer

You will be appointed on a fulltime position for four years, with a qualifier in the first year, within a very stimulating scientific environment. The university offers a dynamic ecosystem with enthusiastic colleagues. Salary and conditions are in accordance with the collective labour agreement for Dutch universities (CAO- NU).

  • Salary ranging from € 2.222,- gross at the start to € 2.840,- gross in the fourth year;
  • Excellent benefits including a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8,3% and a solid pension scheme;
  • A training program in which you and your supervisor will make up a plan for additional suitable education and supervision;
  • We encourage a high degree of responsibility and independence, while collaborating with close colleagues, researchers and other university staff.

INFORMATION AND APPLICATION

Send your application before November 16th, 2018 and include an application/motivation letter, emphasizing your specific interest and motivation to apply for this position, a detailed CV (resume), a publication list, contact details of at least 2 referees, an academic transcript of B.Sc. and M.Sc. education and a TOEFL or IELTS score to verify sufficient mastering of the English language. An interview will be part of the selection procedure.

For more information about the position, please contact our secretary Mrs. Remke Assink at r.assink@utwente.nl.

The organization

The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which leads change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university of the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. We have a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out groundbreaking research.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. Because of our diversity values we do particularly support women to apply.

The faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) comprises three disciplines that shape Information and Communication Technology. ICT is more than communication. In almost every product we use mathematics, electronics and computer technology and ICT now contributes to all of societies' activities. The faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders. The research which enjoys a high profile both at home and internationally, has been accommodated in the multidisciplinary research institutes: Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Centra and Digital Society Institute.

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