Postdoctoral Position In VLSI Circuit Design and Chip Layout

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Competition No.  -    A104043045
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

We invite applications for one postdoctoral fellow position to work on a project in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The position starts from January 2021, and is 1 year with the possibility for renewal.


  • Conduct high-quality research with a group of researchers (Ph.D. students and a Postdoctoral Fellow).
  • Develop energy harvesting and power conversion circuit design.
  • Design, chip layout the prototype design.
  • Prepare manuscripts for publication in high impact journals.


  • Ph.D. or equivalent research experience in analog and digital circuit design, mix-signal chip layout.
  • Experience in VLSI circuit design.
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake independent research evidenced by publications, and development of new research initiatives.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a research team.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills appropriate for interacting with students, staff and industry.
  • Self-motivated with the mind-set of focusing on deliverables and getting the job done in time.

The University of Alberta, founded in 1908, is one of Canada's foremost research-intensive universities with an operating budget of over one billion dollars annually, and over 38,000 students including over 7,000 graduate students. The Faculty of Engineering has over 4,400 undergraduate and 1,500 graduate students. 

To Apply: Forward your CV and contact information for three references to Dr. Jie Chen at

COVID-19 Vaccination: Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 in compliance with the University’s COVID-19 Vaccination Directive. Fully Vaccinated means a status an individual achieves 14 days after having received the recommended number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada or the World Health Organization, and requires the individual to maintain the recommended number and type of vaccine doses as updated and required by Health Canada thereafter.

How to Apply


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.