3-year postdoc – Device Circuit Co-Design of Spintronic Memories Assisted by Photonics 912101

3-year postdoc – Device Circuit Co-Design of Spintronic Memories Assisted by Photonics

With explosive growth in data, computing systems require novel storage technologies with dramatically increased speed and area-efficiency. The current technology, CMOS-based memories, brings several challenges including large standby power, area and process variations. To this end, developing novel non-volatile memories, as a potential for universal memory, with a speed of CMOS-based on-chip memories and extremely low power consumption is essential.

The EU FET-open project “SPICE” aims to realize the memory technology of the future, beyond 2025. It will combine breakthroughs in spintronic memory technology, so-called Spin-Transfer Torque Random-Access Memories (STT-RAMs), with the discovery of switching magnetic materials using short optical pulses. Our hypothesis is that the combination of photonics and spintronics on a single chip will lead to the most energy-efficient and fastest memory technology ever realized. Our highly multidisciplinary consortium will try to make this happen. More info here: http://spice-fetopen.eu

There is funding for 3 years of employment. In case further external funding is procured within the academic area the candidate is estimated obviously qualified for, an extension can be possible for up to a total maximum of 4 years employment as a post doc.

Qualifications and specific competences

• Gaining a thorough understanding of Spin-Transfer Torque Random Access Memory (STT-RAM) circuits and architectures
• gaining a broad understanding of the targeted photonic-spintronic memory technology,
• and use this knowledge to model, design and simulate an energy-efficient spintronic memory architecture enabled by photonics.
• generate new ideas and novel designs to optimize the power efficiency of the designed, modeled and fabricated memory.

• A PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or similar (or about to get one)
• A solid background in Electronics, Integrated Circuit Design and Device Modeling.
• The ability and willingness to explore the broader field of spintronics and photonics as a part of this work.
• The ability to work and interact with experts from a broad range of scientific and technology backgrounds in an international consortium.
• The ability to work independently and to generate new ideas and creative approaches.
• Skills in working with IC CAD tools and Verilog-A

The employee will work with Integrated Circuits and Electronics Lab (ICELAB) in a close-collaboration with photonics Lab.

Place of Employment and Place of Work:
The place of employment will be Aarhus University, and the place of work is Department of Engineering, Finlandsgade 22, DK-8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.

Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact:

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Associate Professor Farshad Moradi, Department of Engineering, moradi@eng.au.dk for additional background information on the project to optimize their application package.

Application procedure
Short-listing is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.

Formalities and salary range

Science and Technology refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities. Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.

Aarhus University offers Relocation service to International researchers. You can read more about it here.

Location: Aarhus
Deadline: 1 August 2017
Unit: Department of Engineering
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Tuesday August 1st, 2017