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Researcher Associate – RF Circuits & Systems (m/f/d)

Dresden (hybrid)
30 Vacation days
🇬🇧 B1/B2

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About Us 

The Barkhausen-Institut, founded 2018 in Dresden, is the German IoT institute. We perform research on cutting edge connected technologies and demonstrate their application in the society of tomorrow. Our goal is to build a secure and flexible IoT platform, capable to transform anything into something connected. We are now looking for an

Researcher Associate – RF Circuits & Systems (m/f/d)


Your responsibilities will include

  • (Primary) Design and implementation of specific analog/RF transceiver blocks for the above applications at state-of-the-art IC processes (e.g., 22nm FDSOI)
  • Integration of these blocks in front ends and architectural evaluation for Joint (integrated) communication and sensing (JC&S) applications
  • Measurement validation of these ICs in Lab environment with mmWave equipments
  • Contribution towards front-end architectural evaluation in modular/packaged approach in proof-of-concept JC&S testbeds

Your profile

  • Above-average Diploma/MSc or PhD (preferred) degrees in areas related to our research focus (Electrical/Computer Engineering) from renowned universities
  • Good communication and writing skills in English
  • An integrative and cooperative personality with excellent communication and social skills
  • Technical knowledge about how RF/analog circuits and components work
  • Preferably with prior IC design and tapeout experience
  • Prior experience with electrical-design-automation (EDA) tools (e.g. Cadence)
  • Basic knowledge of wireless communications theory

You are interested, but you don’t think you meet all the requirements of the job posting? Then you should know: We don’t hire resumes, we hire people. We are looking for potential and want to actively foster it. That‘s why we encourage you to apply!

What we provide

  • An open and creative team of enthusiastic scientists
  • Agile working hours and workflows
  • Cross-disciplinary projects
  • Work on future technologies
  • Flat hierarchies for your ideas and flexible teams

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 recognized family-friendly measures, such as part-time work, mobile working and flexible working hours that take family needs into account. 


Application Procedure: 
Your application should include: motivation letter, CV, copy of university degree certificate, short summary of Master/PhD thesis as well as the grades of your last degree. Applications from women are particularly welcome.

Complete applications should be submitted by e-mail as a single PDF document to Please reference “RF 2022” 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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This Job resp. positions as 'Researcher Associate – RF Circuits & Systems (m/f/d)' is vacant in following addresses: 01187 Dresden in Sachsen.

Short profile of Barkhausen Institut gGmbH

The Barkhausen Institute is an independent research institute in Dresden, which works closely with the Technical University of Dresden and focuses on the core fields of the Internet of Things (IoT). The institute conducts application-oriented basic research with a time horizon of 5 to 10 years before market launch. As an innovation centre for IoT technologies, it is the contact for local and global industry. 

In addition, the Barkhausen Institut attaches particular importance to the communication of research results and research methods. The discourse with the public about technological developments is part of the everyday work of all researchers.  

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