University of Sheffield – Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
PhD positions are available in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Sheffield, under the supervision of Prof. Merlyne De Souza. The successful candidates will work in the following fields of specialisation. 1) RF Power Amplifiers 2) Communication systems for wireless sensor networks 3) Coulomb Scattering for 20 nm CMOS 4) Solar cells (fabrication, modelling and reliability) 5) Partitioning Methodologies of Systems in a Package (optimisation with modelling of cost functions).
Strong preference will be given to UK/EU nationals though overseas candidates will also be considered. The studentships will cover the full cost of fees and a stipend of upto £13,590 per annum, depending upon nationality. All positions are in leading-edge projects funded by the ENIAC-JU or multinational companies.
Starting Date: 1st June 2012 (negotiable until 1st October 2012*).
Candidate Profile: Applicants should have the equivalent of a 1st class/2.1 UK degree or Masters in a relevant discipline (electrical and electronic engineering, communications engineering or physics). They should have demonstrable experience in programming, with ideally some prior experience in the field in which they wish to apply. They will be required to undertake both experimental and modelling work as necessary to carry out the tasks to high standards. They should be well motivated to do a PhD and be able to work in a timely fashion to industry deadlines, interact with colleagues and be capable of handling responsibility. They will be required to demonstrate the ability for research via formal transfer from MPhil to PhD no later than by end of the first year. They should have excellent communication skills (both oral and written) and be able to work as part of the team. They should be able to carry out tasks independently and be willing to travel and spend time in overseas organizations as required.
Why study at Sheffield? The University of Sheffield is a member of the Russell Group of leading research-intensive universities. It was ranked 40th in the world’s top 100 universities by the Global University Ranking Study 2009, and is consistently ranked amongst the top 20 universities in the United Kingdom and Europe according to The Good University Guide. In 2011, QS World University Rankings placed Sheffield as the 72nd university worldwide and THE World University rankings as 101st. The university has produced five Nobel Prize winners so far. The city of Sheffield is well connected with Manchester International Airport (1h15) and to London St Pancras (2h07). The Peak District, the first and largest of Britain’s National Parks, is just five miles from Sheffield city centre.
How to apply: Applications should include a motivation letter (including the specific topic of research and their suitability for this position), a full CV, copies of transcripts and 2 to 3 names of references (in a single file). Enquiries about this position and submission notifications can be addressed to Prof. De Souza firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates that match the required profile will be continuously interviewed until the positions are filled.
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