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The Barkhausen Institute performs research on the latest hardware, software and communication technologies and demonstrates their application in tomorrow's society. Our goal is to build a flexible and trustworthy IoT platform based on reliable electronics and secure communication methods.

The RF Design Enablement group researches and develops dependable IoT systems with focus on three key research topics such as joint radar-communication system, antenna-system design with meta-surface and physical layer security. We focus our research on designing building blocks, while identifying critical hardware parameters for next-generation hardware systems and applications. To help pursue our research agenda, we are looking for a


Student Assistant – Antenna Array Design & Measurements (m/f/d)

(up to 19 hours/week for 3-6 months) 


The project

The SHK will investigate antenna arrays using EM simulation and measurement with sensing applications in mind.

Your tasks

  • Designing and simulating wide band antennas using an EM software (HFSS, etc)
  • Measurement of different antennas using VNA for radar applications
  • Processing of the measured Scattering parameters 
  • Signal processing using python

We expect the following

  • Study of computer science, electrical engineering or comparable
  • Good communication and writing skills in English
  • Knowledge of EM software (HFSS, CST etc)
  • Basic knowledge of microwave engineering and wireless communications theory
  • Prior experience of using RF measurement equipments preferred

What we provide

  • An open and creative team of enthusiastic scientists
  • Close to campus
  • Agile working hours and workflows
  • Work on future technologies
  • The research topic can be an external master thesis


If you have passion for new technologies and the desire to develop the connected world of tomorrow with us, we are looking for you. 

Life and science are compatible at our institute. We offer a range of recognised family-friendly measures, such as part-time work, mobile working and flexible working hours that take family needs into account.  We also offer support for arriving in Dresden (all formalities, apartment etc.).


Application procedure

Short letter of motivation and curriculum vitae to careers@barkhauseninstitut.org. We only accept complete documents as one single PDF document by e-mail. Please reference “AADM-2021” in the subject line. Applications that contain other file formats (e.g. Word, Excel) will not be considered in the selection process. Informal inquiries can also be submitted to the same address.

The data submitted by you in the course of the application procedure will be processed by the Barkhausen Institut (BI). BI shall use the data for the purposes of the application procedure. No data shall be passed on to third parties.

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