Chair of Dependable Nano Computing (CDNC)

PhD Position in Design, Test, and Reliability of Emerging Non-Volatile Spintronics Memories and New Computing Paradigms

  • chair:
  • Kontaktperson:

    Prof. Dr. Mehdi Tahoori


Doctorate Researcher (f/m) in the area of “Design, Test, and Reliability of Emerging Non-Volatile Spintronics Memories and New Computing Paradigms”

Job description:

This project investigates design, test, and reliability aspects of new computing paradigms based on non-volatile spintronics memory technologies. In spintronic memories, not only the electrical information but also the spin of electrons is used to store data. As a result, these non-volatile memories have very low standby power consumption, are very dense and also have very good performance for on-chip memories. Due to their resistive states, they can be used for the implementation of new paradigms such as Computing in Memory (CiM) or Neuromorphic computing. However, to enable spintronics for mass production still a variety of challenges at device, circuit, and system-level have to be resolved.

The aim of this research is to explore various aspects related to design, test and reliability issues for sprintronic memories and emerging computing paradigms associated with that. This PhD research will be done in collaboration with the leading industry.


The applicants should hold a university degree (Diploma or Masters) in the areas of Computer Science or Electrical Engineering and should also have strong English communication skills (both Oral and Writing). Suitable candidates must posses a strong willingness for research exploration, independence, self-learning, creativity, teamwork and communication skills as well as the willingness in the preparation of research proposals. Experience and solid background in VLSI circuit design, RTL design, design for test, advanced computer architecture, or simulation (RTL and/or cycle-accurate) are required.


The remuneration occurs on the basis of the wage agreement of the civil service in TV-L, E 13.


Department of Computer Science, Chair for Dependable Nano Computing (CDNC)

Contract duration:


Starting date:

as soon as possible

Contact person in line-management:

Prof. Dr. Mehdi B. Tahoori, Tel. +49 721/608-47778, email: mehdi tahoori@kit edu


Candidates with excellent grades are invited to send their application materials including resume and university transcripts via email to: cdncVih1∂itec kit edu


KIT is an equal opportunity employer. Women are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities will be preferentially considered if equally qualified.