Analog IC design engineer (MSc/PhD) Nikhef

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At Nikhef, there is an open position for an enthusiastic Analog IC design engineer (m/f/x). You will participate in international academic collaborations in design and R&D of IC’s for the next generation of Sub-atomic particle physics experiments, targeting CERN HL-LHC.

Active projects are large pixel detector IC’s for Silicon particle detection sensors, using stacked IC’s and sensors, and monolithic active pixel IC’s (MAPS), presently designed in 28nm & 65nm CMOS. Other ongoing developments are for extremely sensitive Seismic sensors based on MEMS devices using 350nm HVCMOS.

The local team currently consists of 3 IC design engineers, one of whom is focused on digital design. The designers collaborate worldwide with other institutes in design teams with 5 to >20 engineers. The IC team is part of the Nikhef Electronics Technology group that comprises of analog- and digital electronics design engineers, board designers and technicians, all together ~25 persons. The group collaborates strongly with the Nikhef staff physicists and physics PhD candidates and mechanical ans software engineers.

As an engineer you are responsible for:

  • Translating and combining system requirement into Analog IC block or subsystem requirements
  • Studying and/or proposing possible IC- and circuit architectures.
  • Designing circuits and detailed simulations of Analog IC circuits using our Cadence design tools, from design idea to tape-out, and participating in characterization and testing.
  • Plan and take ownership of tasks and proactively report progress to the project team.
  • Contribute to feasibility studies, compare alternative solutions and proactively share knowledge and best practices with the design team
  • Presenting and publishing your work in our international collaboration teams and at conferences.

For more information about the profile of the candidate and application please consult the following website: Vacancies - Nikhef.

Contact: Ruud Kluit, manager of the Electronics Technology Department, via