The Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, Chair for Integrated Systems and Photonics, of the Faculty of Engineering at Kiel University offers one position for a
Researcher / Postdoc
Surface Acoustic Wave Sensors
starting 01.04.2023 until 30.06.2024 with the possibility of extension. The salary is based on the German public pay scale (E13 TV-L) if the conditions of the collective agreement are met. The regular weekly working hours are those of a full-time employee (currently 38.70 hours). Balancing work and family life and promoting part-time employment are in the special interest of the university. As such, this is addressed particularly to applicants interested in part-time employment. If such applications are received, we will check whether parttime requests can be accommodated within our operations.
The position is offered within the framework of the Collaborative Research Center 1261 (SFB 1261) "Magnetoelectric Sensors: From Composite Materials to Biomagnetic Diagnostics". Within the Integrated Research Training Group, the SFB 1261 offers its early-career researchers a diverse program for further development of professional, language and communication skills. Further information can be found on our website:
In cooperation with other researchers, highly sensitive surface-acoustic-wave sensors (SAW) will be developed for the detection of biomagnetic fields. For this purpose, magnetostrictive materials will be integrated with the SAW sensor. Your task is to research SAW sensors with acoustic superlattice (phononic crystal) as well as with resonator structures to increase the sensitivity and decrease the detection limit. These sensor concepts shall be theoretically analyzed in simulations and experimentally tested together with research partners.
In cooperation with other researchers, a measurement system will be realized that allows the detection of changing magnetic signals from the human body. Signals may be read out deeply from the body via highly sensitive magnetic field sensors. Thus, a wireless biosensor system will be realized. Your tasks will focus on modeling and simulation of the magnetoelectric sensor system and performing validation experiments.
- Master's degree (or equivalent)in electrical engineering, physics, or a related field of study
- Doctorate desirable
- Sound programming skills
- Sound skills in modeling of multiphysics systems; especially electromagnetic, mechanical,
piezoelectric or magnetostrictive properties are desirable
- Sound skills in the finite element method
- Skills in SAW devices desirable
- Skills in acoustic or photonic crystals desirable
- Very good English skills in word and writing
- a cooperative, interdisciplinary working atmosphere,
- close cooperation with partners in biomagnetic sensing at the CAU and the University Hospital UKSH,
- the opportunity to publish scientific results and present them at conferences
- a good work-life balance due to the possibility of variable working hours,
- 30 days of recreational leave per year
- living and working at the Baltic Sea and much more.
Kiel University sees itself as a modern and open-minded employer. We welcome your application, irrespective of your age, gender, cultural and social background, religion, world view, disability or sexual identity. We encourage gender equality. Women with equal aptitude, competence and qualification will be treated preferentially.
Kiel University is committed to the employment of people with disabilities: applications from severely disabled persons and those with equivalent status will be treated preferentially where they are suitable for the position.
We expressly welcome applications from people with a migrant background.
Interested candidates should send an application, including a cover letter, CV, references, and copies of degree certificates in a single PDF file to email@example.com
Application deadline is February 15, 2023
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For further information regarding the position please contact Prof. Dr. Martina Gerken under the e-mail address stated above.
Prof. Dr. Martina Gerken
Institute of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Chair for Integrated Systems and Photonics