Senior Scientist - RFIC Design / mm-Wave and sub-Terahertz Receivers (f/m/d)

Permanent employee, Full-time · LINZ / VILLACH

Your future responsibilities
  • System & circuit solutions for multi-gigabit wireless chips.
  • Involvement in receiver architecture selection & receiver system to circuit specifications translation.
  • Implementing blocks & documenting design towards formal design reviews.
  • Drive layout & top-level simulations to validate top-level integration.
  • Supervision of Junior Scientists.
  • Project Responsibilities.
Your profile
  • Master‘s degree in relevant field with 5+ years of experience in related area of expertise or PhD with 3 years of experience.
  • Deep understanding of fundamental microwave theories & concepts such as:
    • power waves and scattering parameters
    • transmission-lines concepts
    • power gain expressions
    • gain, noise, and VSWR design trade-offs
  • High proficiency in system specification & ability to translate system into circuit requirements at IC level.
  • Familiar with various RF receiver architectures & their trade-offs.
  • Understanding of mmWave device modeling.
  • Insights into packaging effects, supply isolations, high frequency ESD structures & circuit layout for optimum performance.
  • Experience in simulation & design of lumped & distributed passive structures.
  • Proficient with EDA CAD tools. (Cadence, Mentor, Ansys, etc.)
  • Performing Analog Custom Layout.
  • Experience in measuring IC performance & debug of design to correlate simulations to measurements.
Important Facts about SAL
  • Start of your employment: as soon as possible
  • This position is subject to the Collective Agreement for employees in non-university research (Research CA) starting in occupational group F (F1 salary = EUR 3.930, 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 salary of EUR 65.000 (annual, based on an All-in contract and bonus).
  • Home Office possible.
  • € 4.- /day food allowance in restaurants / € 2.- /day in supermarkets.
  • Family- & Kids friendly.
  • Free Coffee/Milk/Tee..
Become part of Silicon Austria Labs
Silicon Austria Labs is performing cutting-edge research in the course of the 6G Lighthouse on the physical layer of RF systems for future 5G/-6G (UE, front and backhaul), and millimeter-wave and sub- Terahertz imaging/-sensing/-radar applications. In this domain, the Research Unit for Millimeter Wave Technologies collaborates closely with university and leading industry partners on e.g. RF/ millimeter-wave transceiver architectures robust in terms of interference and coexistence, reconfigurable RF systems for transceivers and RF/-millimeter-wave front-end modules (architectural reuse and/ or resource sharing), and large-scale phased-array antennas and beamforming structures, which are targeting millimeter-wave and sub-Terahertz communications (5G, 6G), radars and imagers. In support of the design activities the mmWave RF Unit is equipped with the best in-class test infrastructure covering the GHz and THz frequency range.

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About us

Silicon Austria Labs (SAL) is a top research center for Electronic Based Systems (EBS). At three locations (Graz, Villach, Linz), SAL is conducting research along the entire EBS value chain in the areas of sensor systems, power electronics, RF (radiofrequency) systems, system integration 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 2023. 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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