Silicon Austria Labs (SAL)

Scientist – Development of piezo/ferroelectric nitride thinfilms (f/m/d)

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  • Development of magnetron sputtering processes for piezoelectric nitrides (AlN, AlScN, AlXN) 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


  • PhD degree (or Master’s degree with relevant experience) in material science, physics, chemical engineering, or related fields with a focus on thin film technology (preferably nitrides)
  • Industrial experience on thin film development is a plus
  • Relevant publication records in thin film development
  • Experience working with (industrially relevant) equipment involving thin film deposition (magnetron sputtering) and materials characterization is a plus
  • 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 in semiconductor technologies and practical and professional experience in related cleanroom microfabrication processes 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


  • 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 60.000 (annual, based on an All-in contract and bonus).


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.

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Scientist – Development of piezo/ferroelectric nitride thinfilms (f/m/d)
Europas­traße 12 Villach, Austria
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