Post-doctoral researcher

CMOS circuits

Ref. 2018-28

About the position

Custom-designed CMOS circuits and dedicated hardware solutions will be required in order to fully exploit the performance of novel computing and communications systems. Scientists at the IBM Research – Zurich Lab are working on several aspects in the fields of computing infrastructure and CMOS technology.

We are expanding our team working on analog and high-speed mixed signal circuits, which is designing and testing power-optimized 7-nm and 14-nm CMOS circuits and is engaged in the development of future device technologies. In the high-speed I/O group, there is an opening for a post-doctoral researcher whose main responsibility is to investigate, design and demonstrate novel CMOS circuits.

Tasks to be performed include

  • Innovative circuit and system solutions for advanced analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters, digital signal synthesis and analysis, and protocol processing, using state-of-the-art simulation tools,
  • Circuit characterization and measurement in the laboratory,
  • CMOS device measurements and modelling  at low temperatures,
  • Embedding the dedicated circuits into research systems to demonstrate their functionalities.


Candidates are expected to have the following background and interests:

  • CMOS analog/mixed-mode circuit design,
  • Experience with EDA tools such as Cadence, Synopsys and Mentor,
  • Experience with analog and RF measurements,
  • Preferably some experience in CMOS device characterization  and modelling,
  • Preferably some experience in microwave signal processing,
  • Basic programming skills (C, Python, etc.).


IBM is committed to diversity at the workplace. With us you will find an open, multicultural environment. Excellent flexible working arrangements enable all genders to strike the desired balance between their professional development and their personal lives.

How to apply

Candidates with the background and interests listed above are encouraged to send their CV including publication list and references to:

HR Partner
IBM Research – Zurich
Säumerstrasse 4
8803 Rüschlikon