Postdoctoral Fellow in Radar Cross Section Simulation and Measurement

University of Bern Institute of Applied Physics

Postdoctoral Fellow in Radar Cross Section (RCS) Simulation and Measurement


The Institute of Applied Physics at the University of Bern is searching for a
Postdoctoral Fellow (80-100%)
Radar Cross Section (RCS) Simulation and Measurement

The microwave remote sensing division develops passive millimeter-wave radiometers for
atmospheric research and climate studies with space borne or ground based instruments. It also uses radar sensors for remote sensing of precipitation, clouds and meteors. Other
research topics include the development of microwave absorbing materials and the
simulation of radar signatures.

Your main tasks will be electromagnetic simulations of the radar cross section (RCS) and micro-Doppler signatures of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and wind turbines, RCS measurements in an anechoic chamber and outdoors, as well as Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar (ISAR) processing of the observations. You can also contribute to other research topics of the group, including material measurements and antenna simulations for different space projects with the European Space Agency ESA. You will have the chance to propose and follow your own research projects, and you are encouraged to publish.
You have a PhD degree or similar industrial experience in electrical engineering or physics. A background knowledge in numerical high frequency electromagnetic simulations (e.g. HFSS or CST) is expected. Further experience with RCS simulations, radar signal processing, or 3D CAD tools would be helpful, but are not mandatory. A high level of written and spoken English is required. German language skills would be an advantage, but are not required.
You enjoy working in an interdisciplinary and multinational research environment.
We offer
The position is available immediately with an initial duration of 2 years. Applications will be
accepted until the position is filled. Starting salary will be between 88'000 and 117'000 CHF per year, depending on your previous work experience.
The University of Bern supports diversity and gender equality, and it offers attractive working conditions including flexible work hours.
Applications (including motivation letter, CV, list of publications, diplomas, contact details of referees) or questions regarding the position should be sent by email to Dr. Axel Murk