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Reference number: 2020M-078, Electrical engineering or physics

Master Thesis: Cryogenic CMOS device characterization

The Central Institute of Engineering, Electronics and Analytics – Electronic Systems (ZEA-2) is a scientific engineering institute of Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH performing research and development projects in close cooperation with the institutes of the research center as well as external partners. The focus of our work are electronic and information technology system solutions in sensor and detector technology, signal and data processing as well as measurement techniques.
Hereby the preferred approach are highly integrated silicon-based System-on-Chip (SoC) solutions.

Project description:
Our team is working on integrated circuits, which combine analog and digital components from modern CMOS technologies. One research focus is the development of System-on-Chip solutions (SoCs) for scalable control and read-out of semiconductor qubits. The SoCs will be operated at temperatures below 1K, which generates very special requirements on circuit design, Silicon area as well as power consumption. The focus of master thesis will be on DC and RF characterization of CMOS devices at cryogenic temperatures.

Your tasks:
During your master project, you will perform DC and RF characterization of single CMOS devices at room and cryogenic temperatures. That includes conducting the measurements in the electronic lab, measured data analysis and device parameters extraction.

Your Profile:

  • Electrical Engineering or Physics student
  • Basic knowledge of CMOS devices operation principle and semiconductor physics
  • Experience of work with electronic laboratory equipment
  • Basic knowledge of programming and data processing (basic MATLAB is desirable)
  • Knowledge of RF engineering basics will be an advantage
  • Hands-on attitude

Our Offer:

  • Opportunity to work together in a team of highly motivated scientists and technicians
  • Experience in characterization of the CMOS devices at cryogenic environment, including work in the electronic lab and data analysis.
  • Strong personal support during starting phase
  • Further development of your personal abilities in connection with a socially balanced work environment

Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH aims to employ more women in this area and therefore particularly welcomes applications from women.

We also welcome applications from disabled persons.

Did we raise your attention and you got curious?
We are looking forward for your application.
For further information please contact:

Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Central Institute of Engineering, Electronics and Analytics
ZEA-2 – Electronic Systems
Britta Hallmann
52425 Jülich