ORGANISATION/COMPANYKeysight Technologies GMBH
RESEARCH FIELDEngineering › Electrical engineering
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE12/05/2019 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
LOCATIONAustria › Linz
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK38.5
EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMEH2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER813863
Keysight Technologies has been unlocking electronic measurement insights for 75 years. No other company offers our depth and breadth of measurement tools and expertise. Our singular focus helps scientists and engineers address their toughest challenges with precision and confidence.
Keysight Technologies is now looking for an R&D workforce on electrical engineering with a focus on signal processing to be used for various applications in sensor materials and nanoscale devices. The work is part of a Marie Curie Initial Training Network (MC-ITN project acronym ‘BORGES’) with several other European partners at Universities, research institutions and small companies. Various secondments are planned which are typically 1 month stays at partner institutions. You will be joining the Keysight Labs R&D site in Linz, Austria, on a three years fixed-term contract.
The Keysight work will be complemented by the Marie Curie BORGES training program including several professional-skill training modules. Also, the PhD enrolment at University of Linz is encouraged in the frame of this job. As a consequence, we will provide a comprehensive set of transferable skills relevant for innovation and long-term employability.
You will contribute to the development and optimization of various measurement systems and corresponding electrical engineering tasks, both on the hardware and software level. The electrical measurement challenges are at various frequencies and tied to different electrical measurement hardware and applied to sensor applications. Mostly, Keysight test equipment will be adapted for various application scenarios, including software for controlling the hardware and calibration procedures that operate with high accuracy. Various calibration methods will be developed, together with signal processing algorithms. Measurements at low signal levels will be performed including data analysis and, in some cases, physics modelling. The technical work in the lab and the data analytics is followed by reporting and discussion within the wider Keysight team. You have a specific background in electrical engineering, and you are broadly interested in measurement science and sensor applications. As such working on the intersection of various disciplines and focused on electrical engineering.
Scientific working style and scientific publishing is encouraged for this kind of project, also in line with Keysight Labs philosophy. This allows also participation at University lectures and the intention is to achieve a PhD degree within this framework. The position will from time to time require traveling to meet with the partners within the Marie Curie consortium, roughly 1-2 months per year secondment at a partner institution of BORGES. Those visits will allow you also to better understand the collaboration partner’s measurement test needs and requirements. The work will also require regular communication and alignment with Keysight colleagues across the world.
We are looking for a candidate, fluent in English (written and oral) with a passion of electrical engineering, measurement science, and sensor applications. You are open minded, rigorous in reporting progress and willing to endorse new test methods. You have the following skills:
- A background within electrical engineering with interests in signal processing. Additional interest in general physics and sensors is a plus.
- Master’s degree in science / engineering.
- Clear communication skills to engage with key partners in the Marie Curie project BORGES and within Keysight.
- As good team player, you like working in small teams in an international environment where a good communication internally as well as externally is crucial.
- In addition to the formal qualifications, selection is also based on the performance of the candidates in other works (e.g. thesis and advanced level courses), as well as through interviews and assignments.
- Besides good subject knowledge, emphasis will be on creative thinking, motivation, ability to cooperate, initiative to work independently and personal suitability for research training.
- According to EU Marie Curie project regulations, candidate students cannot have resided for more than 12 months during the period of 3 years immediately before the start of the job in the prospective host country (example: a candidate who has stayed in Austria for more than 12 months in the last 3 years cannot be hired within this project)
“The data of the applicant will be collected in order to realize the selection procedure such as described in Grant Agreement No. 813863 - Horizon 2020 BORGES and will be communicated by Keysight Technologies GmbH to the Recruitment and Training Committee which is composed by representatives of the beneficiaries having part in the project. The candidate may refer to Keysight Technologies GmbH in order to exercise her/his rights under art. 15 – 22 Reg. (EU) 2016/679.”
REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVELEngineering: Master Degree or equivalent
REQUIRED LANGUAGESENGLISH: Good
EURAXESS offer ID: 398831
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