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Fraunhofer-Institut für Organische Elektronik, Elektronenstrahl- und Plasmatechnik FEP

The Fraunhofer Insti­tute for Organic Elec­tron­ics, Elec­tron Beam and Plasma Tech­no­logy FEP is work­ing on innov­at­ive solu­tions in the field of vacuum coat­ing and sur­face treat­ment as well as the com­bin­a­tion of organic elec­tron­ics with clas­sical sil­icon cir­cuitry. The Fraunhofer FEP thus offers a wide range of research, devel­op­ment and pilot-man­u­fac­tur­ing. Our inter­dis­cip­lin­ary field of "Microd­isplays and Sensors" is engaged in the devel­op­ment and man­u­fac­tur­ing of micro-dis­plays and sensors based on the integ­ra­tion of organic light emit­ting diodes (OLED) onto sil­icon CMOS sub­strates. Here, our activ­it­ies range from the ini­tial idea, through design in close cooper­a­tion with the OLED tech­no­logy, the cir­cuit design of the OLED integ­ra­tion, test­ing, assembly and inter­con­nec­tion tech­no­logy to the devel­op­ment of the com­plete sys­tem and applic­a­tion. Here, we are work­ing in the inter­dis­cip­lin­ary scope of dif­fer­ent sub­jects such as elec­trical engin­eer­ing/elec­tron­ics, micro­elec­tron­ics, microsys­tems tech­no­logy, inform­a­tion tech­no­logy, com­puter sci­ence, phys­ics, chem­istry, optics and man­u­fac­tur­ing. As part of your dis­ser­ta­tion, you will develop new archi­tec­tures for ultra-low power and low-latency archi­tec­tures of CMOS back­planes for OLED microd­isplays. Such microd­isplays are used in wear­ables, e.g. for aug­men­ted- and/or assisted-real­ity (AR) applic­a­tions. Wear­ables require low power con­sump­tion, both for the back­plane (pixel cell array) and the respect­ive emit­ters. AR in the tact­ile Inter­net also requires extremely low laten­cies (less than 1ms) which require new pixel cell, inter­face and data trans­mis­sion archi­tec­tures.

PhD the­sis

in IC DESIGN, FOCUS­ING ON of new CMOS back­plane archi­tec­tures for OLED microd­isplays

Work­ing field:

This inter­dis­cip­lin­ary task requi­res a sound know­ledge of CMOS cir­cuit tech­no­logy as well as the tech­no­lo­gical integ­ra­tion of emis­sive semi­con­duc­tor lay­ers on sil­icon wafers.

An inter­est­ing, chal­len­ging and var­ied task awaits you in a highly innov­at­ive envir­on­ment of rese­arch and devel­op­ment. You will be respons­ible for the fol­low­ing tasks:

  • Devel­op­ment, imple­ment­a­tion and exper­i­men­tal val­id­a­tion of con­cepts for CMOS integ­rated opto­elec­tro­nic sen­sors
  • Design of ana­log, digi­tal and mixed (mixed sig­nal) integ­rated cir­cuits
  • Lay­out design for CMOS and OLED man­u­fac­tur­ing
  • Close coo­per­a­tion with mul­tidi­scip­lin­ary depart­ments and rese­arch part­ners (for example, OLED tech­no­logy and man­u­fac­tur­ing)
  • Devel­op­ment and imple­ment­a­tion of Device and Test Spe­cific­a­tions
  • Tech­nical and stat­ist­ical eval­u­ation of meas­ure­ment res­ults, cir­cuit and device doc­u­ment­a­tion

The Fraun­ho­fer FEP works for both indus­trial and pub­lic cli­ents. Accord­ing to this, con­tacts with inter­na­tio­nal cus­tom­ers from indus­try, aca­demic part­ners and fun­ders are to make and main­tain, spe­cific­ally also wit­hin the CeTI clus­ter. A par­ti­cip­a­tion in pro­ject acquis­i­tion and man­age­ment is expli­citly encour­aged


You have a uni­ver­sity degree (Mas­ter, Dip­loma) in elec­tri­cal engin­eer­ing (micro­elec­tron­ics, inform­a­tion tech­no­logy), phys­ics or sim­ilar pro­grams.

Good know­ledge of digi­tal and very good know­ledge of ana­log semi­con­duc­tor cir­cuit tech­no­logy, prac­tical exper­i­ence in the com­plete ana­log design flow as well as prac­tical exper­i­ence with design tools from cadence are neces­sary! Exper­i­ence in full digi­tal and mixed-sig­nal design flow are very bene­fi­cial. In addi­tion, good Eng­lish skills are requi­red, and Ger­man is highly appre­ci­ated.

You should be resi­li­ent and flex­ible, enjoy work­ing with people and your work style should be char­ac­ter­ized by com­mit­ment, the intro­duc­tion of own ideas and accur­acy in hand­ling the neces­sary tasks. We expect strong organ­iz­a­tio­nal skills and a pro­fes­sio­nal pres­ence in deal­ing with inter­na­tio­nal sci­ent­ists, cus­tom­ers and pub­lic insti­tu­tions/fun­ders and the will­ing­ness to assume respons­ib­il­ity as well as team spi­rit and joy of work.

How to ap­ply:

Please apply online via "Apply" but­ton.