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Senior Scientist - Piezoelectric Thin Films Development Engineer - Electrical Engineering

School/Institution:Silicon Austria Labs, Austria, Graz

Discipline: Electrical Engineering

Employment Type:Full-time

Posted:2021-10-04

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JOB DESCRIPTION

In the network of science and industry, SAL offers research in the areas of Sensor Systems, RF Systems, Power Elec­tronics, System Inte­gration Techno­logies and Embedded Systems.

SAL – a great place to research.

YOUR FUTURE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible of piezo thin-film development by (co-)sputtering technology with a state-of-the-art cluster tool from EVATEC for small scale R&D purpose.
  • Developing advanced piezo thin-film deposition process with novel materials such as AlScN and PZT for piezo MEMS applications such as SAW/BAW devices, PMUT and other piezo based MEMS devices.
  • 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 microsystem research team in ongoing projects by performing state-of-the-art investigations on materials and thin-film technology for diverse MEMS applications.
  • Performing data analysis using analytical calculations, modelling, and standard statistical methods.
  • Generating innovative ideas to improve MEMS device performance.
  • Working in advanced microfabrication ISO5 clean room facility.
  • High quality thin-film development by using advanced deposition technologies such as PE-ALD, PVD, HiPIMS and PECVD.
  • Scientific communication, reporting of research results and drive technical innovation and generate IP.

YOUR PROFILE

  • PhD degree in material or related fields preferably with a focus on thin-film technology for MEMS applications.
  • Minimum 5 years of hands’ on experience in working in at least one of the following technologies: Sputtering, PEALD or PECVD.
  • Relevant publication records in piezo thin film process development engineering role.
  • Strong experience working with cleanroom equipment involving thin film deposition and materials characterization.
  • Strong materials expertise such as dielectric materials (e.g. oxides and nitrides) and piezo thin-films (e.g. AlN, AlScN, PZT etc.).
  • Expertise on measurement and analysis of thin-films by: (SEM, EDX, XRD, Ellipsometry, piezo-characterization and etc.).
  • Expertise on thin-film growth, composition, microstructure and material property.
  • Good knowledge about different kind of microsystems such as SAW/BAW devices, Piezo MEMS and etc is a plus.
  • Good knowledge in semiconductor technologies and practical and professional experience in related cleanroom microfabrication processes is a plus.
  • Expertise with ab-initio calculation is a big plus.
  • Interested in application-oriented process development of innovative sensors concepts.
  • Autonomous, well organized and enjoy working in a dynamic and multicultural team.
  • Oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Good experience in project management.

IMPORTANT FACTS

  • Begin­ning of the employ­ment: as soon as possible.
  • This posi­tion is endowed with a gross annual salary of € 52,584 based on the collec­tive agree­ment for re­search („Forschungs-Kollek­tiv­ver­trag“) and depen­ding on your expe­ri­ence and skills.
  • Extras: free coffee, 4€ food allowance per working day, family/kids friendly environment,...

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JOB DETAILS

Title: Senior Scientist - Piezoelectric Thin Films Development Engineer (f/m/d)

Employer: Silicon Austria Labs (SAL)

Job location: Inffeldgasse 33, 8010 Graz

Job types: Engineer

Fields: Materials Engineering,   Materials Physics,   Electrical Engineering,   Systems Engineering,   Electronics

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