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Doctoral candidate specializing in electrical engineering, applied physics, computer engineering or a comparable field of natural or engineering sciences (19-117-2)Montag, 30. September 2019

The Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) is the National Metrology Institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with scientific and technical service tasks. It furthers progress and reliability in metrology for society, the economy and science.

Department 2.2 "High Frequency and Electromagnetic Fields" of Division 2 is looking for a

doctoral candidate specializing in electrical engineering, applied physics,
computer engineering or a comparable field of natural or engineering sciences

to join us as soon as possible.

This position is limited to 3 years. You will be employed at our Braunschweig site.

The remuneration will be paid in accordance with remuneration group 13 TVöD Bund.


Your tasks:

In order to support the increasing digital transformation of the economy and of society, traceability needs to be established for new measurement quantities for future communication systems. In the DFG research group FOR 2862 "Metrology for THz Communications (Meteracom)", which consists of ten different subprojects, PTB together with university partners (especially of TU Braunschweig) and the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in the UK will be exploring the traceability of measurements and calibration standards. Research work includes developing methods to characterize the measurement systems themselves as well as the communication system components, including the transmission channel. The subprojects T "Traceability – Parametric Measures and Metrological Traceability for Functionality of Communication Systems", A1 "Accuracy of THz Communications Measurement Systems" and A2 "Metrology of Multi-Dimensional Channel Sounding" include the following tasks:

  • Developing concepts for metrological traceability
  • Conducting research and carrying out calibrations for the traceability of the measurement quantities of extremely broadband channel sounders (including the required antennas) and of optical sampling systems
  • Elaborating scientific publications and participating in international conferences
  • Coordinating work and collaborating with the project partners
  • Writing project reports and presenting the results

Your profile:

  • You have completed university studies (Master's or German Diplom) in electrical engineering, applied physics, computer engineering or in a comparable field of natural or engineering sciences with a grade that is at least comparable to the German grade "gut" ("good")
  • You have experimental skills as well as attested experience in experimental research work
  • You have a sound knowledge of high frequency and high-frequency metrology
  • Ideally, you have a sound knowledge and background knowledge in the field of telecommunication and communications engineering
  • You are familiar with setting up measuring station controls and assessing measurement data; you have programming skills
  • You are familiar with numerical simulations
  • You are able to carry out scientific work autonomously
  • You have excellent communication skills and are a team player
  • You have a very good command of spoken and written English
  • You are physically able to work in a laboratory
  • You are willing to travel within Germany and abroad for business purposes


For further information on this position, please contact:
Dr. T. Schrader, Tel.: +49 (0)531 592-2200, e-mail: thorsten.schrader(at)ptb.de or
Dr. T. Kleine-Ostmann, Tel.: +49 (0)531 592-2210, e-mail: thomas.kleine-ostmann(at)ptb.de.

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PTB promotes the professional equality of women and men and is thus especially interested in applications from women. Within the scope of the official feasibilities, PTB offers flexible part-time work schemes in order to support in particular the compatibility of work and family life.
Disabled persons will be given priority if they have the same occupational aptitude.

Are you interested? Then we are looking forward to hearing from you.

Please use our

or send your application to the following postal address:

Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt
Referat "Personal"
Kennziffer 19-117-2
Bundesallee 100
38116 Braunschweig

Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications sent via e-mail.

The closing date for applications is 30 September 2019.