The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest rated institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society. 

The Department of Informatics (IFI) is one of nine departments belonging to the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.. IFI is Norway’s largest university department for general education and research in Computer Science and related topics. The Department has near 950 students on bachelor level, near 450 master students, and over 180 PhD students. The overall staff of the Department is close to 250 employees, about 200 of these are full time positions. The full time scientific staff is 60, mostly Full/Associate Professors.

PhD Research Fellowship in Analog/RF CMOS Microelectronics

A PhD position is available at the Nanoelectronics Group at the Deparment of Informatics, University of Oslo.

The fellowship will be for a period of 3 years with no compulsory work, or for a period of 4 years with 25 % compulsory work (teaching responsibilities at the department), contingent on the qualifications of the candidate and the teaching needs of the department.

Starting date as soon as possible.

No one can be appointed for more than one fixed-term period at the same institution.

Project description:

The position will be part of an ongoing research collaboration involving the Nanoelectronics group, Imperial College London, and the Norwegian technology company Novelda AS through a common research project addressing new sensor technology for intelligent buildings, assisted living and vital-signs sensing. Advanced radar sensor technology has been a topic for research within the research group for the last 15 years and this research has also resulted in commercial product development.

The proposed project will be focused towards R&D on small size and low-power battery operated radar sensors and may involve activities ranging from front-end CMOS RF design to analog/mixed circuits like analog-to-digital converters (ADC).

The sensor will require multiple radar channels integrated on a single CMOS IC, Key focus is low power/energy operation and noise immunity against wireless communication like WiFi, Bluetooth and similar. The latter is important since the goal of the project is to enable full IoT connectivity including cloud computation of sensed data. This will make the sensor agnostic in terms of the actual application and give full cloud configurability.

The target is to ensure sufficient sensitivity to not only measure the position and movement of persons and objects, but also to sense respiration and heart rate which may be very difficult to recover especially at long distances and in demanding environments

The exact topics for the PhD-project may be flexible and will depend of the actual experience and interest of the appointed candidate as long as heor she fits within the overall project framework and goals.

Requirements and qualifications:

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition of being a leading research faculty. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

Applicants must hold a Master’s degree in microelectronics, electrical engineering or similar disciplines. Candidates should have experience in at least one of the following subjects: Full custom analog- /mixed-signal CMOS integrated circuit design, CMOS RF circuit design.

The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree. The fellowship requires admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The application to the PhD programme must be submitted to the department no later than two months after taking up the position. For more information see:

Doctoral degree and PhD at the University of Oslo

Application and admission to the PhD programme in natural sciences.

Doctoral degree: PhD in Mathematics and Natural Sciences

A good command of English is required.

We offer:

  • Pay grade: NOK 436 900 - 490 900 per year, depending on qualifications and seniority.
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo's family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activites.

The application must include:

  • Application letter
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work - scientific publications)
  • Copies of educational certificates, transcript of records and letters of recommendation
  • Documentation of English proficiency
  • List of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.

In accordance with the University of Oslo’s equal opportunities policy, we invite applications from all interested individuals regardless of gender or ethnicity.

The University of Oslo has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for the purpose of securing rights to intellectual property created by its employees, including research results.

For further information please contact:

Professor Dag T. Wisland, +47 22 85 27 05,  or

Professor Tor Sverre Lande, +47 22 85 24 55, 

For questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR Officer Helene Jansen, +47 22857196,

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    31. desember 2017
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    University of Oslo
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