Senior Scientist – Power Electronics Packaging & Characterization (f/m/d)

Senior Scientist – Power Electronics Packaging & Characterization (f/m/d)

Festanstellung, Vollzeit · VILLACH

Together with our team of Power Electronic experts you will lead R&D projects in various application areas of power converters. As project manager you will be responsible for: 
  • Contribute to R&D activities for novel test setups in the field of advanced electrical and thermal power semiconductor device and package characterization
  • Align with other scientists and engineers to build prototypes and verify simulation results
  • Contribute to research projects with international research and industrial partners
  • Take on project responsibilities for successful execution of industrial research projects
  • Continuously assessing the progress targeting given timeframe and budget
  • Organization of work, alignment of resources and coordinate the project team as well as external collaborators
  • Reporting internally to and externally to customers and partners
  • Management of multi-firm consortia (typically up to 10 partners) collaborating in research projects both nationally and internationally 
  • Keep the overview and manage technical interdependencies of several project responsibilities
  • Support of the project acquisition and thereby being constantly involved in the pushing future research topics
  • Being sparring partner for Junior Scientist and supervise PhD and master students
  • A PhD degree in Physics, Electrical Engineering, or similar fields
  • A solid technical understanding of electronics and particular power electronics knowledge
  • At least 4 years working experience as researcher within the area of power electronics in one or multiple of the following research areas:
    • Power semiconductor device characterization and modelling.
    • Power electronics simulation and optimization.
    • Power semiconductor device level packaging.
    • Power electronics system integration and high density packaging.
  • Profound knowledge of state of the art electronics design and simulations tools
  • Project Management experience is a prerequisite
  • A proactive mindset with strong moderation skills
  • The ability to analyze and understand complex project situations, making alleviation suggestions
  • Knowledge on European funding landscape and contributions to funded research projects is a strong plus
  • Convincing communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent English skills; German is a plus
  • Start of your employment as soon as possible. 
  • State-of-the-art laboratory facilities and instruments. 
  • Permanent contract.
  • Internal and external training opportunities for further technical and personal development. 
  • Flexible working time and possibilities for Home Office .
  • € 4 /day food allowance in restaurants / € 2 /day in supermarkets. 
  • Family & kids friendly. 
  • Free coffee/milk/tea. 
This position is subject to the Collective Agreement for employees in non-university research (Research CA) starting in occupational group F (F1 salary = EUR 4.226,- 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 70.000 (annual, based on an All-in contract and bonus).

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, intelligent wireless systems, microsystems 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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