Junior Scientist - Quantum sensing (f/m/d)

Permanent employee, Full-time · VILLACH

Your future responsibilities
Bringing together applied science and industry, SAL offers research in the areas of Sensor Systems, Intelligent Wireless Systems, Power Electronics and Embedded Systems. The position will be located within the Sensor Systems Photonics group to support the development of next generation quantum sensors.  SAL – a great place to research. 

Your tasks include:
  • Work or spin-based quantum systems in wide-band gap semiconductors for inertial sensing applications 
  • Implementation of several quantum protocols for initialization and readout of nuclear spins  
  • Development of required magnetic, optical, electrical and RF subsystems 
  • Experimental work, proof of principle experiments, feasibility studies 
  • Final inertial sensing demonstration, data processing 
  • Scientific dissemination (conference proceedings, journal papers, patents) 
Your profile

  • Master degree in physics with focus on optics, spectroscopy, semiconductors or atomic physics and related area of expertise  
  • Broad engineering interest with experience in prototyping 
  • Experience working with lab equipment, electronics and measurement devices 
  • Good programming knowledge in Python 
  • Proactive, Can-do attitude; Interested in technical science and open to work independently 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, German is a plus 
  • Familiar with Office tools (Word, Excel, …) 
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 E. We offer competitive salaries and additional benefits based on your experience and qualifications. For this position, your minimum monthly gross salary starts with EUR 3.827, 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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