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Open position: Doctoral Researcher in Antenna and RF systems

Updated: Nov 6, 2023



DSII position with Patria

Apply by November 20th 2023

Doctoral Researcher in Antenna and RF systems


The Doctoral School of Industry Innovations (DSII) at Tampere University (TAU) offers a unique opportunity to combine dissertation research, addressing business challenges, building professional networks, and engaging in innovation.


The Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences at TAU is seeking a Doctoral Researcher to undertake a four-year project, funded jointly by the university and a partnering company, Patria Aviation Oy.


The DSII is seeking a Doctoral Researcher who will work on a project on antenna and RF systems’ engineering that directly benefits the industry. The selected candidate will work under the joint supervision of a university professor and a representative from the partner company. Job description The primary objective of this position is to generate new cutting-edge scientific knowledge for both academia and the industry in the field of antenna arrays and front-ends used in RF transmitter and receiver systems for defense and security applications, including sensing and communications.


The beginning phase of the work involves conducting a literature review and technology survey on electronically steerable antenna arrays for wideband operation as well as refining and expanding the provided initial research plan based on the findings, towards a technologically sound and scientifically innovative direction. The specific goals for the main work include:

  • Researching and developing antenna and front-end topologies.

  • Designing and simulating the developed topologies, analyzing results based on simulations.

  • Prototyping and measuring components and sub-designs of the design to validate simulation findings.

  • Writing 2-3 scientific journal articles and 4-8 scientific conference papers.

The university's appointed supervisor for this position is Associate Prof. Taneli Riihonen. You will also receive support from practitioners in the steering group, including company representatives.


Engaging in DSII events, excursions, meetings, and training sessions with fellow doctoral students will provide mutual peer support.


Remote work opportunities are agreed upon separately when needed. The results will be disseminated in scientific peer-reviewed journals, international conferences, doctoral network events and events with industry. Requirements

Applicants should hold a relevant Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Signal Processing, or a related field in science or engineering. An inquisitive mindset, problem-solving skills, independent thinking, and the ability to work in a team are essential.


Please note that before commencing the position, the selected candidate must apply for a study right within the doctoral programme at Tampere University, unless they already have one.


Please visit the admissions webpage for more information on eligibility requirements.As a DSII researcher, you should be interested in innovation and collaboration with industry to solve meaningful real-life problems. You need to have an inquiring mind and the ability to think independently while also being able to work in a team and be an active member of the DSII community. A good command of English, both in writing and in oral presentations, is required. How to apply & more info The position will be filled for a fixed-term period of four years, starting in fall 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter. APPLY and find a more detailed description of the position, salary, and other terms of employment and working conditions on the Tampere University. For further information, please contact:

Prof. Taneli Riihonen, taneli.riihonen(at)tuni.fi


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