Post-doc in “mm-wave and THz instrumentation for radio astronomy and environmental sciences”

Post-doc in “mm-wave and THz instrumentation for radio astronomy and environmental sciences”

Suède 05 nov. 2023
Chalmers University of Technology

Chalmers University of Technology

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05 nov. 2023
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The Department of Space, Earth and Environment contains five divisions, with research and education spanning from global challenges related to sustainability and energy supply to astronomy and space sciences. The department is host to two major infrastructures, Onsala Space Observatory and Chalmers Power Central, and consist of about 250 employees.

Project description

The Group for Advanced Receiver Development (GARD) carries out research in the field of Terahertz technology and instrumentation for environmental sciences and radio astronomy, within the Onsala Space Observatory division at the department of Space, Earth and Environment. GARD research activities include elements of low-temperature physics, superconducting electronics, material science and thin-film technology. Being an internationally recognized research group, with its state-of-art Terahertz instrumentation, GARD was and is participating in large-scale international projects, such as Herschel HIFI, ALMA and APEX.

As a PostDoc with us at GARD, you will be involved in development of quasioptical solutions and receiver systems aiming to achieve ultra-wideband RF and IF performance components for next generation instruments for OSO, APEX, ALMA, and EHT.

Major responsibilities

  • Design and simulations of quasi-optical systems and/or design and simulations of cryogenic receiver systems
  • Simulations of waveguide structures and circuits in HFSS
  • Report writing
  • Writing and publication of scientific articles, participation in scientific conferences
  • Involvement in teaching activies for courses at master and undergraduate level


We are looking for you with a PhD degree in electrical engineering, applied physics, terahertz technology or materials science. You should also have:

  • Hand-on experience in at least of one of the three following area:
    • Quasi-optics design at mm-wave-Thz frequencies
    • Mechanical design of cryogenic structures/components
    • Electromagnetics or high frequency electronics
  • Experience with numerical simulation software, e.g., HFSS
  • High motivation and ability to work in a team
  • Good proficiency in English (written and oral)

It would be of great advantage for you to have previous experience in low temperature physics or superconducting electronics or Terahertz instrumentation, in development and/or experimentally. Good proficiency in Swedish and previous teaching experience are also considered assets. We expect and appreciate a high level of ambition.

Contract terms
This postdoc position is a full-time temporary employment for two years.

We offer
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg .
Read more about working at Chalmers  and our benefits  for employees.

Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence . Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20230252 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as PDF-files, as below. Maximum size for each file is 40 MB. Please note that the system does not support Zip files.

CV:(Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:
• CV, include complete list of publications
• Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous research fields and main research results
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:
• Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form.

Application deadline: 2023-05-10

For questions, please contact:
Professor Vincent Desmaris,
Group for Advanced Receiver Development
Space, Earth and Environment Departmentt

Tel: +46 (0)31 772 1846
Email :

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. *** 

Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our six Areas of Advance; Energy, Health Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Materials Science, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!

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