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Doctoral Researcher (Microelectronics MIELi) 10 positions / Väitöskirjatutkija (mikroelektroniikka MIELi) 10 tehtävää

Published date 2 weeks ago
Posted: 2 weeks ago
Company Tampere University
Company: Tampere University
End date May 15, 2024
Due date: May 15, 2024
Location Tampere
Location: Tampere

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MIELi is a doctoral school pilot that aims to speed up and improve doctoral education in microelectronics by collaborating with industry and academia. The doctoral school pilot aims at graduation in 3 years with industrially relevant research topics and immediate employment to companies and business after graduation. MIELi involves Finland’s key players in microelectronics research: Tampere University, Aalto University, University of Oulu and VTT. The universities offer the doctoral positions and education, and VTT supports the pilot by offering visiting researcher positions, infrastructures, and guidance.

Microelectronics is a constructive and complex research field that requires teamwork, advanced infrastructures and tools, and highly skilled and experienced workforce. The scientific and societal impact of microelectronics is significant, and it is the key enabler for ICT and other sectors, such as healthcare, energy, and transportation. The demand for experts in the field of microelectronics is already very high and growing, and the opportunities in the job market are numerous and versatile. Microelectronics experts can make a real impact on the world by contributing to technologies critical for the future. 

Microelectronics covers four interdependent technology layers:

  1. Materials, process technologies, and devices built on the material science. For example, printed electronics, transistors, MEMS, and standard cell libraries. The scope is on basic building blocks like single transistors.
  2. Components and circuits that compose the layer of electronics based on the foundational devices. For example, macros and circuits of thousands of transistors.
  3. System-on-Chip and processors. Build on top of previous layer with large and complex constructs like processors and RF Transceivers. The SoC itself can include billion transistors.
  4. Applications that essentially require one or more of the other layers to be realized.   

For whom?

The pilot is targeted for experienced life-long learners currently working in companies, as well as for candidates that have just graduated. The pilot aims at rapid doctoral graduation, for which reason the students must have firm master’s level education in the field without need for any preparatory or completing studies before the doctoral education.  


MIELi offers in total 30 job positions distributed as ten positions for each university (Tampere, Aalto and Oulu). There are several pre-defined topics (referred to as Topic ID) available and possibility to propose student’s own topic. Pre-defined topics are provided by the research groups and supervisors listed with the topic title and description.

We at Tampere University are looking for 10 Doctoral Researchers and successful candidates will pursue a doctoral degree at Tampere University. The positions are full-time and for three years, during which doctoral studies are expected to be completed. Find more information about the positions at Tampere University here:

The positions are placed in the Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences at Tampere University in the Unit of Computing Sciences (CS). The CS unit covers the full range of IT research and education areas: Human Technology Interaction, SW engineering, Mathematics, Data Science, Signal Processing, Computer Engineering and Network and Information Security, including 46 professors and over 400 staff members. The new positions are located in the Computer Engineering research area.


  • TAU1: Advanced TFTs based on low-temperature ALD
  • TAU2: Ferroelectric diode for intelligent sensing
  • TAU3: Advanced integrated transmitters for 6G
  • TAU4: Wideband dataconverters for integrated 6G transceivers
  • TAU5: Adaptive runtime and compilation techniques for edge SoCs
  • TAU6: Reconfigurable hardware for digital radio baseband for cognitive radio
  • TAU7: SoC Security architecture and processor crypto features
  • TAU8: High-Level Synthesis Productivity
  • TAU9: Model based behavioral HDL code generation
  • TAU10: Low-Power HEVC Video Encoder Implementation on SoC
  • TAU11: Highly Optimized Processor-Based Design Methods on Modern SoC for VVC Video Encoder
  • TAU12: HLS Implementation of VVC Video Coding Tools on FPGA
  • TAU13: Digital predistortion DFE technology for beamforming base-station transmitters
  • TAU14: Privacy-Preserving Analytics, Operations on Encrypted Data, Post-Quantum Cryptography
  • TAU15: Side-channel analysis of Post-Quantum Cryptography implementations
  • TAU16: Open topic

Select your first-choice topic area and max 2 additional secondary topic areas in your application in the online recruitment system.

We offer

The position will be filled for a fixed-term period of three years. Employment starts flexibly between 1 Aug - 31 Dec 2024. A trial period of six (6) months applies to all our new employees.

The salary will be based on both the job requirements and the employee’s personal performance in accordance with the salary system of Finnish universities. According to the criteria applied to teaching and research staff, the position of a Doctoral Researcher is placed on level 2—4 of the job requirements scale. A typical starting salary for Doctoral Researchers is approximately 2700 per month. The salary increases based on experience and the progress of doctoral studies.

We are inviting you to be a part of a vibrant, active and truly international research community. We value interdisciplinarity, as it allows you to expand your research network and exposes you to new perspectives and ideas to solve complex research problems and pursue novel research findings. We are strongly committed to the highest level of scientific research and the provision of high-quality doctoral education. 

As a member of staff at Tampere University, you will enjoy a range of competitive benefits, such as occupational health care services, flexible work schedule, versatile research infrastructure, modern teaching facilities and a safe and inviting campus area, a variety of affordable cafeterias/ campus restaurants on our campuses as well as a personal fund to spend on sports and cultural activities in your free time. Please read more about working at Tampere University. You can also find more information about us and working and living Tampere by watching our video: Tampere Higher Education Community - our academic playground.  

Finland is among the most stable, free and safest countries in the world, based on prominent ratings by various agencies. Finland is one of the world's best countries to work and live in. 

Tampere is the largest inland city of Finland, and the city is counted among the major academic hubs in the Nordic countries. Tampere region is the most rapidly growing urban area in Finland and home to a vibrant knowledge-intensive entrepreneurial community. The city is an industrial powerhouse that enjoys a rich cultural scene and a reputation as a centre of Finland’s information society. Tampere is also surrounded by vivid nature with forests and lakes, providing countless opportunities for easy-to-access outdoor adventures and refreshment throughout the year. 

We will offer you relocation service package from an external service provider to help you settle in Tampere.

Read more about Finland and Tampere: 


You need to have a Master’s degree in an applicable field and have demonstrated (during your studies towards the Master’s degree or otherwise) the competence and motivation to pursue postgraduate studies.

Successful candidates must be pursuing or need be accepted (within the trial period) to study towards a doctoral degree in the doctoral programme of the discipline. Please visit the admissions webpage for more information on eligibility requirements. If you already have a study right for a doctoral degree at Tampere University, it needs to be awarded 1 November 2023 or thereafter in order for you to be eligible for these positions.

The position requires working full-time in Tampere, Finland for the time of the employment. The chosen candidate needs to have the required permits for working in Finland before starting the employment (depending on the nationality of the candidate, e.g. residence permit in Finland). 

The position requires fluent written and spoken skills in English. Some doctoral thesis topics may involve special conditions based on the technology, lab, or tool environment characteristics.

Candidates are selected based on the level of promise that they show, and this will be evaluated on the basis of their study and research plans, their previous success in studies, and merits in writing the doctoral thesis and / or scientific publishing.

How to apply

Please submit your application through our online recruitment system. The closing date for applications is May 15, 2024 at 23:59 EEST / UTC +3). Please write your application and all the accompanying documentation in English and attach them in PDF format.

Select your first-choice topic area and max 2 additional secondary topic areas in your application in the online recruitment system.

Please attach the following documents to your application:   

  • Master’s diploma in original language. If original language is other than Finnish, Swedish or English, please provide an official translation in one of those languages.
  • Transcripts of all university records. If original language is other than Finnish, Swedish or English, please provide an official translation in one of those languages.
  • Curriculum vitae according to the TENK template (including the contact details of two people who can provide a reference if needed). Add the list of publications (if any) as a part of the curriculum vitae.
  • Motivation letter (max. A4 2 pages) with research vision (how you plan to address the research questions, which research methods you would use)

We will go through applications frequently, and we may invite suitable candidates for an interview already during the application period.

For further information, please contact:

Head of the Computing Sciences Unit, professor Timo Hämäläinen,

 Tampereen yliopisto ja Tampereen ammattikorkeakoulu muodostavat yhdessä Suomen toiseksi suurimman monitieteisen, innostavan ja vaikuttavan tutkimus- ja oppimisyhteisön. Korkeakouluyhteisömme osaamiskärjet ovat tekniikka, terveys ja yhteiskunta. Lue lisää:

Haemme nyt 10 väitöskirjatutkijaa mikroelektroniikan alalle MIELi-pilottiin. Väitöskirjatutkijan tavoitteena on suorittaa tohtorin tutkinto Tampereen yliopistossa kolmen vuoden työsuhteen aikana.


Lue tarkemmat tiedot tehtävästä, sen kelpoisuusvaatimuksista ja hakuohjeista yllä olevasta englanninkielisestä ilmoituksesta.

Jätäthän hakemuksesi yliopiston sähköisellä hakulomakkeella (linkki löytyy tämän ilmoituksen alta).

Hakuaika tehtävään päättyy 15.5.2024 klo 23.59.

Lisätietoja antaa: 

Yksikön päällikkö, professori Timo Hämäläinen,