Two Research Positions in Advanced CMOS Image Sensors and Integrated Circuits Design

IRIS Research Unit carries out R&D activities on advanced readout ASICs and image sensors fabricated within standard CMOS technologies. The main research activities of the group are on the design and characterization and integration into compact modules of advanced image sensors and readout circuits for radiation detectors. 
More information about IRIS is available at .

Job Description

The successful candidates will work primarily on the development of highly innovative CMOS sensors targeting specialty image sensors based on avalanche photon detectors and embedded processing capabilities. The work will be performed in a broad spectrum of R&D activities, including national and European research projects, and R&D projects in collaboration with industrial companies. The fields of application include quantum science and technology, automotive, space technology and industry 4.0.

The candidates are expected to participate to the entire development flow in a cooperative and structured team, starting from the modeling of the detector to the definition of the sensor architecture, from the design and simulations of the circuit schematics to the chip layout, and finally taking care of the electrical and functional characterization of the fabricated devices up to the module level.
The activities will be carried out in collaboration with other researchers of the team, and it will be requested to actively participate in meetings with project partners. Finally, the candidate is requested to actively contribute to the scientific dissemination of the group.

Job Requirements

The ideal candidate should have:

  • Master degree in Electronics, Telecommunication Engineering, ICT or Physics;
  • Strong background on electronics design;
  • Excellent knowledge of English (oral and written);
  • Effective teamwork attitude;
  • Capability of independently carrying out assigned tasks;
  • Enthusiastic attitude to research activity.


  • PhD in Electronics, Physics or related fields or equivalent 3yrs research experience;
  • Strong background on microelectronics and IC design (focus on analog design flow);
  • Good skills on IC design tools (Cadence and/or Mentor Graphics);
  • Good scientific background and ability to write scientific papers;
  • Experience on image sensors design or sensors readout design;
  • Experience in device physics/simulation;
  • Experience in IC digital design, VHDL, FPGA;
  • Good skills on LabView and/or Matlab, Python, C++;
  • Scientific publications in the field of image sensors or sensor readout design;
  • Visiting scholarship or experience at international level.


Type of contract: Fixed term contract

Working hours: full-time (38 hours per week)

Start date: January 2023

Duration: 24 months (with the possibility to extend the contract depending on funding)

Gross annual salary: from about € 34.500 to € 39.500, depending on the background of the candidate. The possibility of recognizing a superminimum will be evaluated. 

Workplace: Povo, Trento (Italy).

Benefits: flexi-time, company subsidized cafeteria or meal vouchers, internal car park, welcome office support for visa formalities and for research in accommodation, social security (SANIFONDS), family-work balance, free training courses, support on bank account opening, discount on public transport, sport, language course fees, counselling and psychological support service. More info at 


Interested candidates are requested to submit their application by completing the online form ( Please make sure that your application includes the following attachments (in pdf format):

  • Detailed CV;
  • Motivation letter; 
  • At least 2 professional references (e-mails and/or phone numbers).

Application deadline: 30th November, 2022

Please read our Recruitment Regulations before completing your application.

For further information, please contact the Human Resources Services at

Business units
Centro Sensors & Devices; Centro Sensors & Devices/IRIS
Science and Technology Hub - Trento
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