(Senior) Silicon Photonic Design Engineer


High Tech Campus Villach, Euro­pa­straße 12, 9524 Villach, Austria

In the network of science and industry, Silicon Austria Labs (SAL) offers research in four pioneering divisions: Sensor Systems, RF Systems, Power Electronics and System Integration. SAL – a great place to research.

Your future responsibilities

  • Design and development of advanced passive and active silicon photonic platforms such as waveguides, filters, tapers, detectors and emitters from concept to prototype
  • Perform layout design, Multiphysics modelling (FEM), and optimisation of integrated silicon Photonic structures and devices
  • and work with process engineers to implement the MEMS microfabrication process and prototyping in a R&D clean room facility
  • Design of suitable characterisations test bench to evaluate the performance of photonic devices
  • Data analysis and design optimization
  • Scientific report, documentation, generating new intellectual property including patent applications, writing of proposals
  • Project management

Your profile

  • PhD degree in applied physics, electrical engineering, microengineering or related fields with a focus on photonics and micro- and nanotechnology preferably with a specialisation in Silicon Photonic MEMS and integrated photonics
  • Having at least 4 years of experience in design of related silicon photonic devices; Or a post-doc with a very good scientific publication list
  • Expert using electromagnetic simulations software (FDTD, wave guide mode solvers, beam propagation method, etc.)
  • Strong programming ability with Python, Matlab, or similar language
  • Hands-on experience with photonic component development and photonic integrated circuit design and characterization, particularly in Silicon Photonics
  • Good knowledge on applications based on MEMS and silicon photonic technologies
  • Interested in application-oriented development of innovative sensors and actuators concepts based on MEMS technologies
  • Autonomous, well organized and enjoy working in a dynamic and multicultural team.
  • Oral and written communication skills in English.

Important Facts

  • Begin­ning of the employ­ment: as soon as possible
  • This posi­tion is endowed with a gross annual salary of starting with € 47.348 based on the collec­tive agree­ment for re­search („Forschungs-Kollek­tiv­ver­trag“) and depen­ding on your expe­ri­ence and skills.

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