PhD Student in Integrated Group Antennas Royal Institute of Technology, School of Electrical and Systems Engineering

PhD student in integrated group antennas


Royal Institute of Technology, School of Electrical and Systems Engineering


KTH is one of Europe's leading technical universities and an important arena for knowledge development. As Sweden's largest university of technical research and education, we gather students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers both natural sciences and all branches of technology as well as architecture, industrial economics, social planning, technical history and philosophy.


The Department of Electromagnetic Theory and Design consists of 50 researchers and doctoral students who contribute to high professional standards of intensive work and quality results, as well as a pleasant and open environment. The staff has an international background and the working language is English. The department is internationally established, has many research collaborations with excellent partners all over the world and is involved in several European and national projects.


project Description


How next generation communication systems look like is an important challenge for industry and society. Such a system is expected to be able to transmit larger amounts of data to more types of communicators, with limited or reduced resources. An important component here is the base station, especially its integration between group antennas and RF electronics, which affects both functionality and energy consumption. Similar integration challenges exist in sensor applications and in communications between satellites and the earth. The project is a collaboration between Swedish industry and the academy, funded by Vinnova.


One of the objectives of the project is to study and develop fundamental constraints in group antennas, where limitations take into account the antenna environment, as well as functional requirements for eg. amplifier, filter, remote field, polarization, gain, sidelobe levels, channel requirements, filtering, etc. An important goal here is to simulate and realize group antennas whose properties are close to the fundamental limitations in the above-mentioned areas, and that the system meets user specifications on the antenna system.


The doctoral student program in Electrical and Systems Engineering offers world-class education, with postgraduate courses that ensure the deep development of relevant knowledge and skills. KTH offers an attractive working environment, generous salary and other employment benefits. As a PhD student at KTH you have the opportunity to attend conferences, projects and other relevant activities that can extend your professional network and benefit your future career.



  • Applicants must hold or soon hold a Master's degree or a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Physical Science or similar programs.

  • Knowledge of the master's degree in antenna theory, microwave theory, wave propagation, electromagnetic computations is a merit.

  • The chosen candidate should have a strong motivation for wishing research in the field.

  • Skills for working independently and in groups are meritorious.

  • Well-developed analytical abilities and a stamina to cope with challenging and demanding problems.

  • Good knowledge of English in spelling and writing is necessary to publish and present research results in international conferences and journals.

  • Experience of CST, ADS, or the like is a plus.

  • Experience as an exercise assistant is a merit.


Union representatives

You will find contact information for union representatives on the KTH website . 



You apply through KTH's recruitment tool. You as the applicant have the main responsibility for completing your application as per the instructions below. Your complete application must be KTH by the latest application deadline.


The application must contain the following:

  1. CV including relevant professional experience and knowledge.

  2. Copies of diplomas and grades from your previous university studies. Translations to English or Swedish about original documents are not issued in one of these languages.

  3. Brief explanation of why you want to conduct research studies, about your academic interests and how they relate to your past studies and future goals; max 2 pages long.

  4. Representative publications or technical reports: Document no more than 10 pages each. For longer documents (eg dissertations), attach a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.


  6. Contact information for two reference persons. We reserve the right to contact referrals only for selected candidates.

  7. A selection of candidates will receive a test related to the project.



The employment is time-limited according to the regulations for doctoral employment in the Higher Education Ordinance (~ 5 years at 80% research and 20% institutional service which also involves teaching).


We discourage direct contact with staffing and recruitment companies as well as sales adverts.


Type of employment

Fixed-term employment longer than 6 months

Extent of employment



By agreement, preferably as soon as possible


Monthly salary according to KTH's agreement for doctoral salaries

Number of vacancies


employment rate





Stockholm County






  • Lars Jonsson, Professor, +46 8 790 77 32

  • Mikael Visén, Human Resources Administrator,, +46 8 790 84 89



Application deadline



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