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Reference number: 2018-233


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

We are looking to recruit a

Digital Designer for Chip Development

Your Job:

Many active research fields like high-energy physics or medical applications demand high-performance data processing solutions with low noise, high bandwidths, and large linearity while having tight constraints on area and power budget. Integrated circuits offer the possibility to tailor a solution to these requirements with custom-designed CMOS components. Shrinking technology nodes and reduced leakage currents leads to a more effective and performant digital processing which in turn allows for larger and more complex digital designs. Within our team, we work both on mixed-signal design with custom analog and digital components in modern CMOS technologies.

Your tasks are esprecially:

  • Designing, verifying and implementing digital designs for various applications
  • Using software simulators with virtual prototypes on FPGA for the conception an creation of the design
  • Implementing the synthesis and physical along with design sign-off
  • Participating in varying projects for interdisciplinary research

Your Profile:

  • Electrical engineering or physics background
  • Experienced with the hardware description language VHDL and verification methodologies
  • Basic knowledge of the CMOS design flow
  • Spirit for team work in interdisciplinary and intercultural teams
  • Aalytical skills and ability to independently find solutions

Our Offer:

  • Opportunity to work together in a team of highly motivated scientists and technicians
  • Further development of your personal abilities in connection with a socially balanced work Environment
  • Possibility to produce a PhD Dissertation in this specific field
  • Strongly support on-the-job training at the start
  • Exciting working environment on an attractive research campus, ideally situated between the cities of Cologne, Düsseldorf, and Aachen
  • A comprehensive further training programme, including English language courses
  • Flexible working hours and various opportunities to reconcile work and family life
  • Limited for 3 years with possible longer-term prospects
  • Full-time position with the option of slightly reduced working hours
  • Salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD).

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

We also welcome applications from disabled persons.