Silicon Austria Labs (SAL)

Senior Scientist - Development of magnetic-based RF microsystems (f/m/d) // Job-ID: 125-1

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  • Lead R&D efforts on fabrication of magnetic-based RF microsystems, like circulators, antennas, or inductors, aiming for novel device innovations and industrial process developments with 200-300 mm pilot line capabilities.
  • Technology development for RF-based magnetic devices, from concept to prototype
  • Collaborate with process engineers to develop magnetic RF device fabrication processes in an TRL 1-6 R&D cleanroom environment.
  • Actively form the R&D roadmap of the research unit on magnetic RF microsystems and coordinate inter-unit collaborations with the RF-design teams.
  • Participate in building up relevant infrastructure in the cleanroom and the magnetic lab.
  • Initialize and manage large projects and cooperations with the industry as well as national and international funding program participations (HE, FFG, Chips JU, ...)
  • Networking and acquisition of international partners from industry and academia, dissemination of results at respected conferences and in high-level journals, help to make SAL and MMT internationally renowned in the field.
  • Participate in the daily project work which can include microfabrication, simulation, measurements, meetings with project partners, documentation, scientific article writing, or some administrative work. 


  • A distinguished record of at least 5 years of research, innovation, and leadership with magnetic-based RF microsystems
  • Strong practical expertise in developing magnetic material microfabrication processes, ideally for industrial applications on 200-300 mm wafers, design, fabrication and characterization of magnetic materials and RF-based technologies.
  • Must have project management experience, ideally also experience with supervision of a small group of experienced researchers and engineers.
  • Demonstrated ability to acquire funding, ideally beyond academic research programs, and to collaborate with the industry.
  • Strong scientific track record evidenced by peer-reviewed journal publications and invited talks at international conferences.
  • Knowledge of the worldwide market and European industrial ecosystem in the areas of magnetic-based RF microsystems
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, German is a plus.
  • Genuine interest in applied research, industrial applications, and scientific progress


  • Diverse research activities with many technical challenges.
  • State-of-the-art laboratory facilities and equipment. 
  • Location in the heart of Europe in Austria – relocation support for non-European nationalities.
  • Internal and external training opportunities for career development.
  • Home office in Austria (max. 40%) and work from anywhere in the European Union possible (< 25%).
  • Family & children friendly - actively shaping the compatibility of family and career.
  • “Vital4SAL” to promote a healthy workplace (e.g. SAL coaching pool, trainings on mental health, physical activities, healthy snacks, 24/7 accident insurance)
  • € 4 per day meal allowance in restaurants or € 2 per working day in supermarkets.
  • Public transport initiative (subsidy for the “Klimaticket”) 
  • Our values: Open door policy, flexibility in working hours, casual dress code, diverse teams, working with people of different nationalities, informal communication, lifelong learning, compatibility of family and career, sustainability, personal growth, and collective advancement.

This position is subject to the Collective Agreement for employees in non-university research (Research CA) starting in occupational group F (F1 salary = EUR 4.594,- 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 gross salary of EUR 70.000 (annual, based on an All-in contract and bonus).

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Senior Scientist - Development of magnetic-based RF microsystems (f/m/d) // Job-ID: 125-1
Europas­traße 12 Villach, Austria
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