Postdoc Design of Multi-Modal Pixelated Capacitive Sensor Chip for E-nose – TU Delft – Delft

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TU Delft

Job description

You will design a Next-generation mixed-signal CMOS integrated circuit (IC) consisting of a dense array of individually adressable capacitive microsensors (Pixelated Capacitive Sensor: PCS). You will extend prior PCS chip designs with exciting new functionalities (multi-mode). The chips will be used in the Dutch research project “OBSeRVeD” () to create an higly flexible electronic nose for early detection of animal health problems. The data acquired with your chip(s) will be analyzed with machine-learning algorithms. You will collaborate with researchers and companies of various disciplines like chemistry, embedded systems, software, signal processing and animal heatlh to integrate your chip(s) in live demonstrators that will be tested in the field.



PhD degree in mixed-signal IC design.

Proficient with Cadence Virtuoso ADE (schematic, layout, Verilog-A,…).

Comfortable with Verilog to design state machines, digital I/O, etc.

Mathematical skills to capture capacitive sensor physics concepts in Verilog-A models (required to simulate and optimize your PCS designs).

Team player skills to optimize your interactions with the OBSeRVeD project members.

Good project planning and reporting skills to timely deliver your results, document your achievements in deliverable documents and present them in project meetings.

Good scientific writing skills to write high-impact publications and conference contributions.

Conditions of employment

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. T he TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, discounts on health insurance, and a monthly work costs contribution.  Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

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TU Delft (Delft University of Technology)

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context.

At TU Delft we embrace diversity as one of our core  and we actively  to be a university where you feel at home and can flourish. We value different perspectives and qualities. We believe this makes our work more innovative, the TU Delft community more vibrant and the world more just. Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. That is why we invite you to apply. Your application will receive fair consideration.

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Faculty Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) brings together three scientific disciplines. Combined, they reinforce each other and are the driving force behind the technology we all use in our daily lives. Technology such as the electricity grid, which our faculty is helping to make completely sustainable and future-proof. At the same time, we are developing the chips and sensors of the future, whilst also setting the foundations for the software technologies to run on this new generation of equipment – which of course includes AI. Meanwhile we are pushing the limits of applied mathematics, for example mapping out disease processes using single cell data, and using mathematics to simulate gigantic ash plumes after a volcanic eruption. In other words: there is plenty of room at the faculty for ground-breaking research. We educate innovative engineers and have excellent labs and facilities that underline our strong international position. In total, more than 1000 employees and 4,000 students work and study in this innovative environment.

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