Silicon Austria Labs - Senior Scientist

Technical Lead for Magnetic Thin Films, Spintronic Applications and Magnetic MEMS (f/m/d)

Permanent employee, Full-time · VILLACH

Your future responsibilities

  • Lead efforts in applied research on magnetic thin films and spintronic applications aiming for novel device innovations and industrial process developments with 200-300 mm pilot line capabilities
  • Actively form the R&D roadmap of the research unit on spintronic and MEMS devices, and integrate it into the unit strategy together with the Research Unit Head
  • Guide inter-unit collaboration with the Thin Films Technology group for magnetic thin-film developments
  • Participate in building up relevant infrastructure in the cleanroom and the magnetic lab
  • Develope towards building, guiding and technically supervising a team of experienced researchers focusing on magnetic thin film, spintronic and MEMS devices
  • Initialize and manage large projects and cooperations with the industry as well as national and international funding program participations (HE, FFG, Chips JU, ...)
  • Networking and acquisition of international partners from industry and academia, dissemination of results at respected conferences and in high-level journals
  • Participate in the daily project work which can include microfabrication, simulation, measurements, meetings with project partners, documentation, scientific article writing, or administrative work.

Your profile

  • A distinguished record of at least 10 years of research, innovation and leadership in the area of micro-nano magnetic materials and spintronic systems
  • Strong practical expertise in developing magnetic material microfabrication processes, ideally for industrial applications on 200-300 mm wafers, design, fabrication and characterization of magnetic materials and spintronics-based technologies
  • Experience in project management of research projects with multiple partners
  • Experience with supervision of a small group of experienced researchers and engineers
  • Demonstrated ability to acquire funding, ideally beyond academic research programs, and to collaborate with the industry
  • Strong scientific track record evidenced by peer-reviewed journal publications and invited talks at international conferences
  • Detailed knowledge of the worldwide market and European industrial ecosystem in the areas of spintronics and magnetic microsystems
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, German is a plus
  • Genuine interest in applied research, industrial applications, and scientific progress

Important Facts about SAL

  • Diversified research activities with plenty of technical challenges.
  • State-of-the-art lab facilities and instruments.
  • Internal and external training opportunities for further development.
  • Home Office possible.
  • € 4 per day food allowance in restaurants or € 2 per day in supermarkets.
  • Family & kids friendly.
  • Free coffee/milk/tea & fresh fruits.

This position is subject to the Collective Agreement for employees in non-university research (Research CA) starting in occupational group F (F1 salary = EUR 4.594,- paid 14 times a year) based on 38,5 hours per week). For this position we offer competitive salaries and additional benefits based on your experience and qualifications, starting with a minimum gross salary of EUR 70.000 (annual, based on an All-in contract and bonus).

About us

Silicon Austria Labs (SAL) is a top research center for Electronics and Software Based Systems (ESBS). At three locations (Graz, Villach, Linz), SAL is conducting research along the entire ESBS value chain in the areas of sensor systems, power electronics, intelligent wireless systems, microsystems and embedded systems to develop future-oriented solutions for industrial production, health, energy, mobility, safety and more. SAL brings together key players from industry, science and research and thus valuable expertise and know-how and conducts cooperative, application-oriented research along the value chain. Cooperative projects are co-financed by SAL and enable a fast and unbureaucratic project start. SAL is thus shaping the high-tech location Austria and Europe and developing the future

Innovation is our top priority and so are our employees. We are a family-friendly company and support the compatibility of work and family as much as possible. That is why we have been awarded the Work and Family Certificate until 2026. But we are constantly working on new measures to offer our employees an environment where they feel good, healthy and motivated.

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