Senior Scientist - Systems Engineering

School/Institution:Silicon Austria Labs, Austria, Graz

Discipline: Systems Engineering

Employment Type:Full-time


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Senior Scientist - RFIC Design / mm-Wave and sub-Terahertz Receivers


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • This position is endowed with a gross annual salary of € 53.382.- based on the collective agreement for research („Forschungs-Kollektivvertrag“) excluding bonus and depending on your experience and skills.
  • Home Office possible.
  • € 4.- /day food allowance in restaurants / € 2.- /day in supermarkets.
  • Family- & Kids friendly.
  • Free Coffee/Milk/Tee.


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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Job details

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

Employer : Silicon Austria Labs (SAL)

Location : Inffeldgasse 33 Graz, Austria

Field : Communication Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Engineering, Systems Engineering

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