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PhD Position – Thermal Effects in 3D Integrated Circuits, France

The fellowship will be grated throughout the duration of the work, which will take place in a highly dynamic and international field in Grenoble (France).
The high requirements on today’s mobile systems push them beyond the limit of a simple communication tool, and make them reminiscent of a
global assistance terminal that includes entertainment, office and general services. This translates into a continuous increase in terms
of required computational performance. The scaling ability of complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) technology offers one
possible way to increase the system performance. However, it comes with a high cost in terms of fabrication complexity and power
efficiency. Another alternative that addresses these hurdles consists of vertically staking electronic chips on top of each other using
vertical connections (Fig. 1) called the through-silicon vias (TSV), thus increasing the computational performance, while using the same
system footprint.

Key competences:

– Knowledge in the field of classical thermal physics
– Understanding of solid-state physics and MOS transistors
– Ability to carry out physical modelling and numerical simulations
using a finite element simulator
– Ability to carry out electrical test and characterization and to
develop automated data input and processing tools
– Basic understanding of CMOS circuits and logic systems
– Ability to design basic logic circuits or ability to develop this competence
– Required team work within the frame of numerous collaborations with the involved teams
– Excellent time management skills
– Creativity, self-motivation, personal engagement
– Very good academic grade

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PhD Position Opened in Switzerland for Physicists and Computer Graphics Scientists

In the context of a multidisciplinary study combining mathematical modelling, computer science, and evolutionary developmental genetics, we still have ONE position available for an outstanding, highly motivated, and creative physicist / computer scientist / engineer with strong interests / skills in computer graphics and numerical simulation approaches. The positions are for 3 years or more and can start anytime (negotiable).
This new project, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) and the University of Geneva, integrates the expertise of three research groups for an improved understanding of the mechanisms generating variation, complexity, and convergences at colour traits in
The successful candidates will develop and deploy advanced tools forB comprehensive acquisition, modelling, and mathematical analysis of high-resolution colour textures and 3D geometries from a large number of animal individuals in the laboratory as well as in the field.

Applications: Please send (combined into one single pdf file) a brief letter of interest, your CV, as well as contact information of two references to:
-Matthias Zwicker (zwicker [at] iam [dot] unibe [dot] ch), Institute of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, University of Bern, Switzerland. &
-Michel Milinkovitch (Michel.Milinkovitch [at] unige [dot] ch), Laboratory of Artificial & Natural Evolution, University of Geneva, Switzerland.

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Master’s and PhD Positions in the Intelligent Systems Laboratory at Pukyong National University, Korea

We will have two positions open (for Master and/or Ph.D students) in the Intelligent Systems Laboratory, Department of Chemical Engineering, at Pukyong National University available from September 1st, 2011. The students will be involved in one of my projects – (1) the development of novel chemometric methods based on Near-Infrared/Mid-Infrared spectroscopy regarding biofuel production and (2) Modeling of biofuel production processes,related economic analysis, and process optimization. The scopes of projects are as follows:
(1) Development of soft-sensor for estimation of biomass feedstock compositions Development of monitoring system for biofuel production
Development of statistical quality control methods for biofuel products
(2) Process modeling of biochemical conversion of biomass using process simulatorsTechno-economic analysis of biofuel production
Integration of biofuel production processes using numerical optimization
These projects are supported by Korean governments, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
The successful candidates for both positions will have a strong background in statistics/mathematics and computer programming (C++ and/or MATLAB). In addition,familiarity with commercial/academic software (Simca P, Aspen plus/HYSYS) would be advantage. They also will be fluent in English, have good writing and communication skills, and have reasonable laboratory experience. A master/Ph.D student will receive a monthly stipend plus tuition fee.
Interested applicants should submit a detailed CV, a brief statement of research interests and experience, relevant publications, and letters of recommendation.

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