PostDocs and/or Senior Engineers in Electromagnetics

Forschungsstiftung für Informationstechnologie und Gesellschaft

  • Publication date:

    28 August 2023
  • Workload:

  • Contract type:

    Unlimited employment
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PostDocs and/or Senior Engineers in Electromagnetics

JOBS PostDocs and/or Senior Engineers in Electromagnetics

The Foundation for Research on Information Technologies in Society (IT’IS), an independent, nonprofit research organization closely associated with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, is currently seeking

PostDocs and/or Senior Engineers in Electromagnetics

to strengthen our computational and experimental electromagnetics research team.

IT’IS, together with its partner organizations Schmid & Partner Engineering AG (SPEAG), ZMT Zurich MedTech AG (ZMT), and TI Solutions AG (TI Solutions), form the Zurich43 alliance. Z43’s dedicated mission is to expand the knowledge and technology for (i) characterization, optimization, and application of the electromagnetic (EM) near-field, (ii) predictive modeling of interactions between physical agents and physiology in complex anatomies, and (iii) medical applications.

Your challenges:

  • Participation in a range of research projects in electromagnetics (theory, modeling and experiments) and its applications (wireless systems, magnetic resonance imaging, novel therapies applying EM fields)

  • World-class scientific contributions to the theory, modeling, optimization, and application of the EM near-field

  • Development of novel instrumentation, computational methods, and characterization procedures

  • Participation in national and international standard activities (IEC, IEEE, etc.)

  • Collaboration with external research partners and provision of hardware support for Z43 customers

Your strengths:

  • PhD in Physics or Electrical Engineering

  • Experience with EM simulation software (e.g., Sim4Life, COMSOL, ANSYS) and/or EM measurement instruments

  • Experience in programming in C++ and/or Python

  • Knowledge in one of the following areas is a plus: wireless communication systems, radiofrequency antenna simulation and measurement, electrodynamics, numerical simulation of EM fields, biomedical engineering, error analysis, and uncertainty conventions

  • Strong sense of responsibility and commitment to the highest quality standard of work

  • Self-motivation, good organizational and communication skills, impeccable attention to detail, friendly personality, and team-spirit

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, to work independently in a fast-paced setting, and to meet tight deadlines

  • Commitment to effectively respond to the needs of partners and customers

  • Proficiency in English (both written and spoken), ability to communicate in German is a plus

Our offer:

  • Vibrant, multicultural, and innovative work environment that drives key technologies and fosters diversity and inclusion

  • State-of-the-art laboratories, high-performance computing clusters, and production facilities

  • Creative mix of global talents that span the fields of physics, electronics, mathematics, biology and more, striving for excellence and high ethical standards

  • Flexible working hours at a workplace in the heart of Zurich

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Direct applications are preferred; applications submitted via recruitment agencies are discouraged. Please note that incomplete applications will be disregarded.

Please send your application documents (in English) consisting of motivational letter, tailored CV (max 2 pages), diplomas, transcripts (with grades), work certificates and/or reference letters (if available) to:

Zurich43, Yvonne Maeder, Zeughausstrasse 43, 8004 Zurich, Switzerland, Phone: +41 44 245 96 96, E-Mail schreiben

Informal inquiries are welcome and should be directed to Dr. Sven Kühn.