Junior Research Engineer - Power Electronics (f/m/d) // Job-ID: 104-0

Permanent employee, Full-time · VILLACH

Your future responsibilities
  • Support for managing parts of the power electronics laboratory infrastructure:
    • Electronics CAD library management (symbols, footprint and 3D model database).
    • Maintenance of laboratory equipment and responsible for managing electronic stock parts.
    • Laboratory logistics support, managing and installing new equipment.
  • Support scientists and students in research projects focusing on power electronic systems for various applications with:
    • Preparation and execution of component and material orders.
    • Contact with suppliers and distributors for electronic components.
    • Being central contact person for students and scientists for processing orders.
    • Assistance for administrative tasks e.g. documentation of research projects, laboratory setups and measurement series; documentation support of meetings…
  • Depending on your knowledge, experience and interests, part of the following activities can be additionally expected:
    • Electrical and mechanical engineering tasks (SMD soldering, manual soldering, preparing cables and connectors)
    • Assembly of electronic circuits and laboratory setups.
    • Possibility of contributing to publications in worldwide leading conferences and journals.
    • Attending workshops and/or tutorials.
Your profile
  • Higher technical college (3,5 or 5 years HTL) or completed technical apprenticeship, or enrolled student.
  • Hands-on skills in at least one of the following fields are preferred: 
    • PCB design tools, e.g., Altium Designer, EAGLE, KiCAD
    • Programming languages, e.g. C/C++, Python, Java
    • Microcontroller programming
    • Laboratory skills for electronic system prototyping and test with e.g. oscilloscopes, supplies
  • Highly enthusiastic and motivated working aside researchers activities and assist research around newest cutting-edge technologies for power electronics and e-mobility applications.
  • Willing to learn new skills and ready to take on challenges and responsibilities.
  • Flexible and respectful team player.
  • Teamwork spirit for joining a dynamic team.
  • English, both written and spoken.
Important Facts about SAL
  • Diverse research activities with many technical challenges.
  • State-of-the-art laboratory facilities and equipment. 
  • Location in the heart of Europe in Austria – relocation support for non-European nationalities.
  • Internal and external training opportunities for career development.
  • Home office in Austria (20 %) and work from anywhere in the European Union possible.
  • Family & children friendly - actively shaping the compatibility of family and career.
  • “Vital4SAL” to promote a healthy workplace (e.g. SAL coaching pool, trainings on mental health, physical activities, healthy snacks, 24/7 accident insurance)
  • € 4 per day meal allowance in restaurants or € 2 per working day in supermarkets.
  • Public transport initiative (subsidy for the “Klimaticket”) 
This position is subject to the Collective Agreement for employees in non-university research (Research CA) starting in occupational group C. We offer competitive salaries and additional benefits based on your experience and qualifications. For this position, your minimum monthly gross salary starts with EUR 2.681, paid 14 times a year.
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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