Openings at BE
PhD position in Analog/Mixed-Signal IC DesignOpening for: PhD student
|Announced:||12 Jul 2022|
|Closing date:||31 Aug 2022|
Future brain-machine interfaces (BMIs) will require both high spatial density and coverage to capture the signaling of the neural pathways over the various networks in the brain. In order to deliver on their clinical promises, they will also need to be fully implantable and operate wirelessly. These requirements pose a challenge in terms of area and power consumption in the dedicated ICs used for BMIs.
In this PhD project you will investigate power-efficient circuits and architectures to miniaturize the recording electronics into a single battery-powered IC with >1000 independent channels. You will be embedded in the research group of Dr. Dante Muratore and will have close collaboration with other colleagues from the section Bioelectronics and the department Microelectronics.
Your work will allow our industrial and academic collaborators in neurobiology to identify depression biomarkers in neural signals and enable closed-loop neuromodulation in treatment-resistant depression. This can lead to minimally invasive and effective treatment for depression.
Please follow the link below to apply for this position:
We make our selection based on the following general requirements:
- You should have earned an MSc degree at a recognized institute for higher education in Electrical Engineering.
- You should have a strong background in analog and mixed-signal IC design. A background in signal processing and/or neural interfaces is desirable.
- Your Grade-Point-Average should be above 8/10. Also your MSc thesis should have received a grade above 8/10.
- You should be able to communicate well in english (written and oral). It is expected to have a level of 7.0 or higher for IELTS-score, or 100 or higher for TOEFL-score. Provide TOEFL/IELTS scores if available.
- Your MSc thesis or later work (publications) should reflect some original ideas. Critical and independent thinking is very important.
Your resume should contain contact information of prior advisors/supervisors who can provide feedback
Doing a PhD at TU Delft requires English proficiency at a certain level to ensure that the candidate is able to communicate and interact well, participate in English-taught Doctoral Education courses, and write scientific articles and a final thesis. For more details please check the Graduate Schools Admission Requirements.
dr. Dante Muratore
Department of Microelectronics
Additional informationIn The Netherlands, almost all PhD positions are linked to funded research projects. This has several implications:
- PhD students are employed: they receive a salary rather than a grant. Most projects have a duration of 4 years.
- Positions become available once a project is funded. This can happen at any time during the year.
- It typically takes 6 to 9 months for a project proposal to receive funding. In this period, a position may be anticipated but the outcome remains insecure. Once a project is funded, the open position needs to be filled as soon as possible.
If you are interested in our research, it merits to inquire whether openings will be available. We collect resumes of prospective PhD students throughout the year, for each of our research tracks.
General requirementsWe make our selection based on the following general requirements:
- Formal requirements regarding prior education: you should have earned an MSc degree at a recognized institute for higher education.
- Background: this depends on the specific project.
- Excellence: your Grade-Point-Average should be above 8 (10). Also your MSc thesis should have received a grade above 8 (10).
- English: you should be able to communicate well in english (written and oral). Provide TOEFL/IELTS scores if available.
- Originality: your MSc thesis or later work (publications) should reflect some original ideas. Critical and independent thinking is very important.
- Team player: you should be able to work well in a team of other project members.