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Research associate (f/m/d) / PhD candidate


Institut für Hochfrequenztechnik und Elektronik (IHE)

Ihre Aufgaben

The Institute of Radio Frequency Engineering and Electronics conducts research in the field of highly-integrated millimeter-wave wireless modules and integrated photonic-electronic systems. The state-of-the-art semiconductor technologies e.g. SiGe, GaAs, along with flip-chip bonding, 3D printing and other packaging technologies are deployed for this purpose. The major research goal is to develop concepts for miniature millimeter-wave systems with integrated antennas or photonic components, which could be manufactured at a low-cost for mass-market applications, such as wireless communication links with data rates exceeding 100 Gbps, modules for fiber optic communication, compact and high-accuracy sensors for industrial automation, drones and so on. Additional research associates / PhD candidates are required 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).

The associate will work in an interdisciplinary research field, located at the cross-section of electronics, information technology, computer science and mechanical engineering, which offers an enormous amount of scientific freedom. KIT is outstanding in terms of its international network. The associate will have the opportunity to work towards highly-sophisticated and demanding scientific tasks, which will require a high degree of independent-work as well as advanced learning.


as soon as possible

Ihre Qualifikation

  • 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.


Salary category 13, depending on the fulfillment of professional and personal requirements.

Contract duration

limited to one year, with option to renewal

Application up to

June 30, 2023

Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr.-Ing. Zwick, email:


You are asked to send a motivation letter, curriculum vitae, copies of academic degrees and transcripts of records as a single PDF file by email to Thomas Zwick, email:

vacancy numer: 2257/2022

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.