Senior Scientist - FEM Simulation (f/m/d)

Senior Scientist - FEM Simulation (f/m/d) // Job-ID: 123-1

Festanstellung, Vollzeit · VILLACH

Are you ready to lead groundbreaking research in advanced technologies and shape the future of innovation? Join our Heterogeneous Integration Technologies team in Villach, Austria. You are going to address cutting-edge challenges in designing and optimizing electronics-based systems through modeling and simulations and be part of international projects with market-leader industrial partners.

 Your tasks will include:
  • Drive analytical and numerical modelling, data analysis and programming for advanced packaging technologies.
  • Focus on multi-domain modelling of electronics-based systems through advanced coupled simulations using ANSYS.
  • Carry out material testing and laboratory activities to develop and refine simulation parameters.
  • Manage exciting projects from inception to completion, ensuring quality and timely delivery.
  • Participate in dissemination activities by publishing research results and presenting at international conferences.
  • Support of the project acquisition and thereby being constantly involved in the pushing future research topics.
  • PhD in Physics, Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field.
  • Knowledge of continuum mechanics and finite element modelling with practical experience of commercial finite element software, preferably ANSYS.
  • More than four years in R&D with a focus on modelling and simulation, with a strong emphasis on materials science, testing and modelling for simulation.
  • Experience in reduced order modelling, machine learning, artificial intelligence and system simulation is a strong plus.
  • Proven track record in project acquisition and excellent client communication.
  • Fluent in English; German language skills an advantage.
  • Collaborative team player with excellent communication skills.
  • Flexible and enthusiastic about tackling diverse issues.
  • A lifelong learner with a passion for innovation.
  • Willing and able to relocate to the charming city of Villach, Austria.
  • Start of employment: as soon as possible
  • 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”) 

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).
If you are passionate about making a difference and eager to contribute to innovative projects, we want to hear from you! Apply now and take the next step in your career journey.

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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