Scientist – Development of PZT thin films (f/m/d)

Permanent employee, Full-time · VILLACH

Your future responsibilities
  • Development of magnetron sputtering processes for ferroelectric oxides (focus on PZT) with a state-of-the-art cluster tool
  • Design of layer stack and process development for seed/buffer layers and metallic electrodes
  • Thin film and test structure characterization
  • Solving thin-film deposition issues related to material selection and (co-)sputtering process parameters and take corrective actions
  • Designs and performs advanced experiments, data analyses, and improves the process
  • Collaborate as part of the microsystems division in ongoing projects by performing state-of-the-art investigations on materials and thin-film technology for diverse MEMS applications and beyond
  • Performing data analysis using analytical calculations, modelling, and standard statistical methods
  • Generating innovative ideas to improve MEMS device performance
  • Working in advanced ISO5 clean room facility
  • Scientific communication, reporting of research results and drive technical innovation and generate IP
Your profile
  • PhD degree in material science, physics, chemical engineering, or related fields with a focus on thin film technology (preferably PZT)
  • Preferably industrial or post-doc experience on thin film development
  • Relevant publication records in thin film development
  • Experience in working with (industrially relevant) equipment involving thin film deposition (magnetron sputtering) and materials characterization
  • Know-how on material characteristics of piezo/ferroelectric thin films and their application
  • Expertise on measurement and analysis of thin-films by: SEM, EDX, XRD, Ellipsometry, piezo-characterization etc.
  • Knowledge about different kinds of microsystems such as transducers, actuators, etc. is a plus
  • Knowledge in semiconductor technologies and practical and professional experience in related cleanroom microfabrication processes is a plus
  • Expertise with ab-initio calculations is a plus
  • Interest in applied research and solving industrial relevant challenges
  • Autonomous, well organized and enjoy working in a dynamic and multicultural team
  • Oral and written communication skills in English
  • Professional communication with industry partners
  • Experience in project management is a plus
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 (E3 salary = EUR 3.804 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 61.000 (annual, based on an All-in contract and bonus).
Become part of Silicon Austria Labs
Silicon Austria Labs (SAL) has been founded to be a top Euro­pean re­search center for elec­tronic-based systems. In the Microsystems division, we carry out re­search in our cleanroom facility in Villach to develop the most advanced MEMS prototypes.
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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