What we are looking for...
There are opportunities for highly motivated students with strong interest in conducting research on MEMS devices/fabrication, high-speed integrated circuits design, and related areas. Research positions in the McGill RFIC group are highly competitive. While preferences will be given to students who already have some experience with the subject, we are always interested in people with evidence of high academic achievement.
Apart from the above, we look for the following qualifications:
- A pleasant personality
- Strong commitment towards your work and goals in life
- Good team player
- Creativity and sense of exploration
- Extra curricular activities
- A broad knowledge and general interest in the area of Electrical Engineering
If you think you are a good candidate, please contact mourad.el-gamal [at] mcgill.ca (Prof El-Gamal) by email. Be sure to include a copy of your CV and any university-level academic records (i.e. transcripts). Please make sure to specify any funding you have already secured, or funding you have applied for (e.g. scholarships or support from other institutions). Due to the large number of enquiries, only potential candidates will be contacted. We apologize for any inconvenience.
To get familiar with the requirements and formal application procedures, please refer to the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department (Graduate Program ). For general information about graduate studies at McGill, please refer to the University (Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies ).
An important issue that you will need to address as early as possible is how you are going to finance your studies. If you cannot support yourself and no available funding is provided, you should consult your eligibility to Fellowships and Scholarships , especially the McGill Majors, NSERC and FQRNT , and make sure to apply on time. Deadlines are usually during the Fall semester.
Every year new undergraduate students from McGill get involved in research projects conducted by the RFIC team. This can be in the form of a summer internship, Honours theses, project labs., or others. The minimum requirements to be considered is to complete course ECSE 334, be comfortable with its material, and LIKE it.
It is highly recommended that you consider applying to Research Awards for undergraduate students (e.g. NSERC and FRSQ). Deadlines are usually during the early Winter semester.