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Research Assistants (f/m/d) in the field THz systems / Radar technology

Organizational unit

Institut für Hochfrequenztechnik und Elektronik (IHE)

Job description

The Institute of Radio Frequency Engineering and Electronics (IHE) is looking for research assistants (f/m/d) for the following research topics:

  • THz systems: Antennas, passive components, packaging and system concepts for highly integrated THz systems from 70 GHz to 1 THz
  • Ultra-wideband photonic-electronic systems: Packaging and interconnection technology for electronic interfacing of photonic components with wide bandwidth of up to more than 100 GHz
  • Radar signal processing for industrial, medical and automotive applications

Your responsibilities will include working on research projects as well as coordinating them independently. You will implement your research results in prototypes and be involved in teaching including supervision of student projects.

The positions offer the possibility of a doctoral degree (PhD).

Starting date

zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt / as soon as possible

Personal qualification

  • You have an above-average university degree (university diploma/master's degree) in electrical engineering and information technology or physics.
  • Experience in microwave technology/radar technology is desirable.
  • Ideally, you have previous knowledge in the field of electromagnetic field simulation, antennas, circuits or radar signal processing and Matlab.
  • You have a high interest in scientific research and are able to work independently.
  • Ideally, you are familiar with the typical measurement tools used in high frequency technology.
  • Furthermore, you are able to communicate and work in a team and have a very good command of written and spoken English.
  • A good knowledge of German is a plus.


The remuneration occurs on the basis of the wage agreement of the civil service in TV-L E13, depending on the fulfillment of professional and personal requirements.

Contract duration

limited to 1 year with the possibility of extension

Application up to

February28, 2022

Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Zwick, phone +49 721 608-42523, email:


Please send your application including a cover letter, your CV, and all certificates/references in electronic form (all in one PDF) to:

Ms. Marion Jentzsch

Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Institut für Hochfrequenztechnik und Elektronik (IHE)

vacancy number: 2213/2021

We prefer to balance the number of employees (f/m/d). Therefore, we kindly ask female applicants to apply for this job.

Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified.