Research Scientist Position at Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques, Germany

Publish Date: May 19, 2015

The Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques FHR develops concepts, methods and systems for electromagnetic sensors, particularly in the field of radar, together with innovative signal processing methods and state-of-the-art technology in the microwave to the lower terahertz frequency range. Its internationally acknowledged and valued competence covers almost every aspect of modern radar technology. With a budget of € 25 million and more than 270 employees, Fraunhofer FHR as one of about 67 Institutes and facilities of the Fraunhofer-Society is one of the largest radar research institutes in Europe.

The department Antenna Technology and Electromagnetic Modelling (AEM) is currently looking for a  research scientist (m/f) with an academic graduate degree or university master in electrical engineering, specialised in high frequency engineering, radar technology or comparable fields 

What we expect from you

The Candidate (m/f) should have solid understanding of hardware integration topics, namely hardware design, components selection and evaluation, PCB prototyping, usage of CAD tools (including Altium Designer).
He/She should have experience in specific techniques aimed at optimizing signal integrity in mixed signals boards covering the S and X bands.
Systematic process and results documentation is regarded as an essential capability for this role. Knowledge about hardware manufacturing and assembly processes are desired side skills.
The Candidate has to be able to propose proactive solutions, to take autonomous decisions concerning daily tasks and to work independently to achieve intermediate results. He/She has to report about achievements, findings and issues promptly. He/She needs strong communication skills and a sound team-working attitude. Fluent English language skills are required.

What you can expect from us for the development of hardware for an active, electronically controlled maritime navigational radarsystem in the S-band. 

The employee has to support the design of electronic radar components and has to do all necessary provisions for the selection and purchasing of components.
He will perform detailed hardware validation and measurements to verify the implemented design and to find optimization margins.

Appointment, remuneration and social security benefits based on the public-sector collective wage agreement (TVöD).
In case of identical qualifications, preference will be given to severely disabled candidates.
The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is committed to providing equal career opportunities for men and women.
This vacancy is also available on a part-time basis.

Fraunhofer is Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization. Our research efforts are geared entirely to people’s needs: health, security, communication, energy and the environment. As a result, the work undertaken by our researchers and developers has a significant impact on people’s lives. We are creative. We shape technology. We design products. We improve methods and techniques. We open up new vistas.

Dr. Peter Knott
tel.: 0228/9435-235

Fraunhofer FHR
Fraunhoferstr. 20
53343 Wachtberg

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