Project Manager - Microsystem Technologies (f/m/d)

Project Manager - Microsystem Technologies (f/m/d) // Job-ID: 126-1

Befristet, Vollzeit · VILLACH

Are you ready to take on an exciting challenge in an innovative and international environment? 
We are looking for a talented and motivated Project Manager to join our dynamic team of Microsystems experts. This is a unique opportunity to manage cutting-edge R&D projects in various application areas, focusing on piezoelectric microsystem technologies and integrated photonics technologies. 

Your future responsibilities include:

  • Take on full project responsibilities by 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
  • Definition and controlling of project KPIs / objectives together with the project owners
  • Reporting internally to Head of Research Unit and Head of Research Division and externally to customers and partners
  • Risk management and -mitigation
  • 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
  • Project documentation and reporting including internal and external communication support documents 
  • Support of the project acquisition and thereby being constantly involved in the future research topics to come 

  • A degree in Physics, Engineering;or similar fields. PhD is a plus.
  • A solid technical understanding of microtechnology and MEMS (in particular piezoelectric microsystem technologies and integrated photonics technologies are a plus)
  • At least 5 years experience as a project manager preferably in the area of microelectronics 
  • A proactive mindset with strong moderation and coordination skills
  • The ability to analyze and understand complex project situations, making alleviation suggestions          
  • Convincing communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent English skills; German as a plus
  • Permanent, full-time.
  • Diversified research activities with plenty of technical challenges.
  • 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 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 including bonus).

Silicon Austria Labs (SAL) is a top research center for Electronics and Software Based Systems (ESBS). At three locations (Graz, Villach, Linz), SAL is conducting research along the entire ESBS 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 2026. 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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