Head of Research Unit – Magnetic Microsystem Technologies (f/m/d)

Permanent employee, Full-time · VILLACH

Your future responsibilities
​Silicon Austria Labs (SAL) is seeking an expert in magnetic microsystem technologies to lead the newly created Magnetic Microsystem Technologies (MMT) Research Unit which has been created within the Microsystems division of SAL in Villach. We seek an expert on magnetism and microsystems, on magnetic microsystem and sensor development, with know-how on industrial applications and experience with projects at TRL 5 and above.
Your Leadership responsibilities
  • Management and further development of the research unit MMT in the division Microsystems (10-15 researchers and scientists).
  • Staff responsibility for the research group including scientific support and supervision of international researchers.
  • Corporate and profit responsibility.
  • Project initiation and management with academia and industry.
  • International partner acquisition and network support.
  • Shaping the research program of this new unit and creating project portfolios together with the division head.
  • Growing the research unit towards research excellence and economic impact.
  • Create a motivated, collaborative, and relaxed atmosphere for scientists to thrive in.
Your Scientific responsibilities
  • Lead the Research Unit to a world-class level in the field of magnetic microsystem device research and development.
  • Actively steer the research unit’s future plans, defining research topics, unit organization, investments in resources, infrastructures, and laboratories.
  • Definition, setup, and management of cooperative and funded research projects.
  • Close cooperation and support of scientific and industrial project partners in cooperative research projects.
  • Manage the unit members by planning and overseeing all activities carried out.
  • Interact closely with the project partners and provide technical guidance to project  managers on key projects.
  • Initiate and steer research projects with industrial partners as well as proposals for national and international grant fundings.
  • Publish and present the unit research results and other KPI´s in scientific journals, international conferences, international summits, scientific boards and relevant events.
Your profile
  • A PhD degree in engineering or physics.
  • In depth knowledge on magnetics from micro to macro-scale.
  • In depth knowledge on magnetic microsystems and ongoing research trends therein, with strong focus on sensor technologies, and their applications.
  • Strong understanding of microfabrication technologies (for XMR and MEMS), of magnetic simulation methodologies, and of experimental design and testing of magnetic microsystems and sensor applications.
  • In depth knowledge of the worldwide market and the European industrial ecosystem for magnetic microsystems and sensor applications.
  • Know-how with industrial magnetic position systems advantageous.
  • Outstanding research achievements at an international level in the relevant areas with an emphasis on quality and a distinctive contribution to the field of study.
  • Proven record of at least 5 years team leading experience in industry and research.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in managing international projects.
  • Proven record in writing and leading successful research project proposals.
  • Broad and strong industrial and academic network proven by joint collaborations, projects, and publications.
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.
  • Start: as soon as possible.
This position is subject to the Collective Agreement for employees in non-university research (Research CA) in occupational group G (G1 salary = EUR 4.582, paid 14 times a year). Your actual salary depends on your experience and qualifications. We offer a salary in the range between EUR 85.000 to EUR 95.000 (annual, based on an All-in contract and bonus).
About us
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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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