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PhD scholarship in electronics (RFIC)
Université de Bordeaux, Talence
IMS Laboratory
Engineering Electrical, Electronic and Semiconductors Nanotechnology 
Full Description:

Circuits and Systems Team at IMS Laboratory offers positions to PhD students who wish to prepare a thesis after completing their postgraduate studies (Master by course or by research). These students are enrolled in a doctoral program and assigned to IMS laboratory under a three-year contract.

Circuits and Systems Team works on Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits design ( Our research is mainly co-funded by industrial collaboration (STMicroelectronics, Thales, CEA …) and french research agency. Our proposed scholarships are focused on:
frequency synthesis
TRx system (0 to 6GHz) (5G, software radio)
mmW transceiver design
analog circuit reliability (RadHard)

Selected candidates will:
be enrolled in a doctoral program during 3 years,
have a research project,
have a partner (company, regional government, other organization) committed to co-fund their scholarship

A contract is drawn up between the partner and University of Bordeaux, determining how research will proceed, and including provisions for publications and industrial property. The stipend of the scholarship varies from 1600€ to 2000€ per month during 3 years, plus travel funds for attending conferences.

We are looking for a highly-motivated, dedicated candidate who meets the following requirements:
- An excellent Honors (1st class) or equivalent degree (Masters) in Electrical engineering or a closely related field,
- Very good knowledge in electronics (please specify if you have skills in Cadence, MatLab, ADS, HFSS, Momentum),
- Programming and math skills are a plus,
- Very good communicative skills in English, both in speaking and in writing.

Local Information: University of Bordeaux - IMS Laboratory
University of Bordeaux (UB) is a multidisciplinary University counting about 45.000 students and 6000 faculties. UB offers 245 curricula leading to national degrees and about 35 international master and doctorate programmes. Its cutting-edge research activities are carried out in 70 research departments associated with major research centers.

IMS laboratory is associated with University of Bordeaux, Bordeaux Institute of Technology and french research agency (CNRS). IMS counts 400 persons, including 140 scientists, 170 PhD Students and 100 engineers and technicians. The consolidated budget reaches 17 million euros with a scientific production over the last four years totalizing more than 500 publications, 800 papers and 50 patents.

IMS offers an original scientific positioning in the fields of Systems Science and Engineering, at the meeting point of the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and the Engineering Sciences. The laboratory develops a coherent unity of research work going from the development of alternative technologies to the silicon facilities for the creation of innovative electronic devices up to the management of heterogeneous systems engineering.

Interested candidates are requested to send their application by 15th of April 2016 to Dr. Francois Rivet (, including:
1. A cover letter describing yourself and your interests
2. Your resume
3. Your transcripts
4. Recommendation letter from at least one reference person
5. A short video introducing yourself will be appreciated (less than 5 minutes)

Further Information
Application Deadline : 15th April 2016

Contact Address:
IMS Laboratory
351 Cours de la liberation
33405 Talence Cedex

Contact Email:

Contact Phone: (+33)630420645

Posted on: 28 December 2015Deadline to apply: 15 April 2016Start Date: 01 September 2016 Duration: 36 months
The Fund category is Mixed Funding and the salary is 25-30k€ annual gross
Doctoral School is Doctoral program in physical and engineering sciences in the Aquitaine Region.

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