(Senior) Thin-Film process development engineer

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

Silicon Austria Labs (SAL) has been founded to be a top Euro¬pean re-search center for elec¬tronic-based systems. In the microsystem research unit, we carry out re¬search in our cleanroom facility in Villach to develope the most advanced MEMS prototypes

Your future responsibilities

  • Responsible of thin-film development by co-sputtering and PE-ALD technologies with a state-of-the-art cluster tool from EVATEC for small scale R&D purpose
  • Developing advanced thin-film deposition process with novel materials and deposition tools for RF- MEMS and piezo MEMS applications such as SAW and BAW devices, PMUT and other piezo based MEMS devices
  • Solving thin-film deposition issues related to material selection and (co-)sputtering process parameters and take corrective actions
  • Designs and performs advanced experiments, data analyses, and improves the process
  • Collaborate as part of microsystem research team in ongoing projects by performing state-of-the-art investigations on materials and thin-film technology for diverse MEMS applications
  • Performing data analysis using analytical calculations, modelling, and standard statistical methods
  • Generating innovative ideas to improve MEMS device performance
  • Working in advanced microfabrication ISO5 clean room facility
  • High quality thin-film development by using advanced deposition technology such as PE-ALD, co-sputtering and PECVD
  • Scientific communication, reporting of research results and drive technical innovation and generate IP

Your profile

  • PhD degree in material or related fields preferably with a focus on thin-film technology for MEMS applications
  • Minimum 5 years of hands’ on experience in working in at least one of the following technologies: Sputtering, (PE)-ALD or PECVD
  • Relevant publication records in a thin film process development engineering role
  • Strong experience working with cleanroom equipment involving thin film deposition and materials characterization
  • Strong materials expertise such as dielectric materials (e.g. oxides and nitrides) and piezo thin-films (e.g. AlN, AlScN, PZT etc.)
  • Expertise on measurement and analysis of thin-films by: (SEM, EDX, XRD, Ellipsometry, piezo-characterization and etc.)
  • Good Knowledge about thin-film growth, composition, microstructure and material property
  • Good knowledge about different kind of microsystems such as SAW/BAW devices, Piezo MEMS and etc is a plus
  • Good knowledge in semiconductor technologies and practical and professional experience in related cleanroom microfabrication processes is a plus
  • Expertise with ab-initio calculation is a big plus
  • Interested in application-oriented process development of innovative sensors concepts
  • Autonomous, well organized and enjoy working in a dynamic and multicultural team.
  • Oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Good experience in project management

Important Facts

  • Begin­ning of the employ­ment: as soon as possible
  • This posi­tion is endowed with a gross annual salary of starting with € 43,820 based on the collec­tive agree­ment for re­search („Forschungs-Kollek­tiv­ver­trag“) and depen­ding on your expe­ri­ence and skills.

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