Researcher PhD Student – Advanced RF and Microwave Circuits and Systems


The Institute of Microwaves and Photonics (LHFT) of Prof. Vossiek at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) in Germany invites applications for 4 open PhD positions in the area of “Advanced RF and Microwave Circuits and Systems” with the following topics:

  • Development of novel machine learning based impedance matching and tuning concepts
  • Linear and non-linear circuit design for innovative high-power impedance tuner concepts
  • Ultra-broadband microwave circuits design with more than 200 GHz bandwidth
  • MMIC-assembly and interconnect design for enabling future ultra-broadband measurement and test applications

Work environment

As one of the leading institutes in microwave and photonic techniques, LHFT can offer PhD students outstanding opportunities in this projects. Among the core values of our interdisciplinary team and in our state-of-the-art labs are scientific excellence, good teamwork and knowledge sharing. We also offer a modern working environment, flexible working time models and a cafeteria. In addition, the location is very well connected to public transport.

Your qualifications and experience

We are seeking motivated, creative candidates, who can work in a multidisciplinary team and have knowledge in one or several of the areas is desirable:

  • Above-average primary university qualification (master degree or diploma) in electrical engineering, mechatronics, physics with a focus on radio-frequency engineering
  • Basic knowledge of RF circuit design tools (ADS, CST or HFSS)
  • Basic knowledge in handling and operation of RF measurement equipment, such as network and spectrum analyzer and oscilloscopes
  • Basic knowledge of software development (e.g. MATLAB, Python or C++)
  • Good speaking and writing skills in English are required
  • Knowledge of German language is desirable
  • High degree of initiative and flexibility
  • Independent and structured way of working


This is a full-time temporary position with the opportunity to achieve the academic degree Doctor of Engineering (Dr.-Ing.). Compensation complies with the states wage agreement for public service (TV-L). Severely disabled candidates will be preferred if equally qualified. The university strives for an increased proportion of women and thus encourages qualified women to apply. Please send applications by e-mail to