PhD/Postdoctoral Fellowship in Wireless Communication System Design for In-body Medical Implants

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    Oslo University Hospital
    EngineeringBiomedical engineering
    EngineeringCommunication engineering
    EngineeringElectronic engineering
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    Established Researcher (R3)
    16/05/2021 21:00 - Europe/Athens
    Norway › Oslo



Leadless cardiac pacemaker is an effective alternative to the conventional pacemaker with leads to avoid the lead-related complications. The state-of-the-art leadless pacemaker offers only ventricular pacing which is not suitable for patients with cardiac conduction defects requiring multi-chamber pacing. To overcome the limitations, we recently introduced a simple prototype of the multi-node leadless capsule pacemaker.   

The PhD/postdoctoral project is to develop hardware for the capsule pacemaker mainly related to the radio frequency communication unit and perform pre-clinical studies to provide robust evidence and allow a conclusive assessment of our novel multi-node leadless pacemaker technology.

Duties of the position  

The candidate is responsible for improving the design and developing the hardware for the prototype of the leadless capsule pacemaker. He/she is also expected to perform experimental validation of the capsule pacemaker through pre-clinical studies. 

It is expected that the candidate is responsible for reporting the relevant research results to the project supervisors, attending the project meetings, completing the PhD/postdoctoral tasks, deliverables, and milestones according to the PhD/postdoctoral research plan, and publishing the results in the peer-reviewed scientific journals and conferences.

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Salary and conditions

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017,and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 482 200 per annum before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The period of employment is 3 years.

Appointment to a PhD position requires that you be admitted to the PhD programme in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Oslo within three months of employment, and that you participate in an organized PhD programme during the employment period.

Postdoctoral candidates are placed in code 1352 and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 545 300 per annum before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The period of employment is 2 years with a possibility for an extension.

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criteria in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to University of Oslo. After the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.

It is a prerequisite you can be present at and accessible to the institution daily. 

Required Research Experiences

    EngineeringCommunication engineering
    1 - 4

Offer Requirements

    Engineering: Master Degree or equivalent


Scientific profile:

Good knowledge in PCB design, manufacturing, integration, assemblies is also the requirements. Also, knowledge in microcontroller programming, RFID chipsets, MATLAB, and C are considered as an advantage. Further, the applicant is willing to learn new topics like miniaturized implantable antennas and novel communication techniques based on backscattering. The candidate will investigate the challenges related to antennas, wave propagation and simulations in CST MWS or HFSS.


Qualifications for the PhD position:

The qualification requirement is that you have completed a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong academic background in MSc in electrical, electronics, biomedical or telecommunications engineering with course credits in biosensor design, circuits and systems or equivalent education with a grade of B or better in terms of University of Oslo's grading scale. If you do not have letter grades from previous studies, you must have an equally good academic foundation. If you are unable to meet these criteria you may be considered only if you can document that you are particularly suitable for education leading to a PhD degree.


Qualifications for the Postdoctoral position;

The qualification requirement is that you have completed a PhD (or equivalent degree) with a strong academic background and publication track record in electrical engineering with emphasis on antennas design and simulation, antennas for implant devices for communication and wireless power transfer application, wireless communication system design and simulation, RFID techniques, electronic circuit design and simulations.

Specific Requirements

Preferred selection criteria

Applicants who do not master a Scandinavian language must provide evidence of good written and spoken English language skills. The following tests can be used as documentation: TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE), or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE). Minimum scores are:

  • TOEFL: 600 (paper-based test), 92 (Internet-based test) 
  • IELTS: 6.5, with no section lower than 5.5 (only Academic IELTS test accepted) 
  • CAE/CPE: grade B or A.  

About the application should contain:  

  • CV, certificates and diplomas (BSc and MSc degree transcripts). 
  • Research plan or project proposal (max 3 pages). 
  • Academic works - published or unpublished - that you would like to be considered in the assessment (up to 15 works). 
  • Name and address of three referees.

Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify your contribution to joint works, you must attach a brief description of your participation.

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability.

Oslo University Hospital is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA.  

Personal characteristics   

  • Self motivated, independent and team player.
  • Honest and trustable.  
  • Social and pleasant to work with.


Work location(s)
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Oslo University Hospital
Sognsvannveien 20

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