Mixed-signal IC Design Engineer (EP-ESE-ME-2023-113-GRAP)

  • Full-time

Job Description

Your responsibilities

We are looking for a mixed-signal IC design engineer. The candidate will join our team of analog, digital, mixed-signal and verification engineers working on a stitched wafer scale monolithic particle detector ASICs implemented in a 65 nm CMOS process. These innovative sensors, severely constrained by yield considerations, have to meet very challenging requirements in terms of power, noise, circuit density and data rate.

The holder of this position will be self-motivated, willing to learn exciting technologies, and develop innovative designs. The person will be responsible of the design, implementation and verification of analog and mixed-signal low-power circuits, from study through definition and final implementation.

Your profile

Skills and/or knowledge

  • Essential skills and experience:
    • Schematic entry, simulation and layout of CMOS integrated circuits
    • Design experience of at least one analog block, e.g., CDR/PLL, DLL, bandgap, amplifiers, line driver
    • Good understanding of analog design flow and methodology
    • Good analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Capacity to easily integrate a multi-disciplinary team


  • Desired skills and experience:
    • Process-Voltage-Temperature (PVT) corners, Layout Parameter Extraction (LPE) simulations
    • Analog behavioural modelling (Verilog-A/Verilog-AMS)
    • IRdrop/EM analysis
    • Scripting language (Python, TCL, Shell)
    • Hardware description language (Verilog, SystemVerilog)
    • Laboratory silicon bring-up evaluation and test experience


  • Fluent in English, the ability to work in French would be an advantage.

Eligibility criteria:

  • You are a national of a CERN Member or Associate Member State.
  • You have a professional background in Electronics engineering (or a related field) and have either:
    • a Master's degree with 2 to 6 years of post-graduation professional experience;
    • or a PhD with no more than 3 years of post-graduation professional experience.
  • You have never had a CERN fellow or graduate contract before.

Additional Information

Job closing date: 3rd October 2023 at 12:00 AM (midnight) CEST.

Job reference: EP-ESE-ME-2023-113-GRAP

Contract duration: 24 months, with a possible extension up to 36 months maximum.

Target start date: 01-November-2023

What we offer

  • A monthly stipend ranging between 6194 and 6808 Swiss Francs per month (net of tax).
  • Coverage by CERN's comprehensive health scheme (for yourself, your spouse and children), and membership of the CERN Pension Fund.
  • Depending on your individual circumstances: installation grant; family, child and infant allowances; payment of travel expenses at the beginning and end of contract.
  • 30 days of paid leave per year.
  • On-the-job and formal training at CERN as well as in-house language courses for English and/or French.

About us

At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. Using the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments, they study the basic constituents of matter - fundamental particles that are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives physicists clues about how particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature. Find out more on http://home.cern.

We are on a Quest. A Journey into discovery like no other. Bring your expertise to our unique work and develop your knowledge and skills at pace. Join world-class subject matter experts on unique projects, in a Quest for greater knowledge and deeper understanding.

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