PhD call for Piezoelectric Thin film Development (f/m/d)

Silicon Austria LabsVillach,Österreich Vollzeit1 month ago


  • Piezo thin-film development by sputtering technology with a state-of-the-art cluster tool.
  • Developing advanced piezo thin-film deposition process with novel materials such as AlScN and PZT for piezo MEMS applications such as SAW/BAW devices, PMUT and other piezo based MEMS devices.
  • Investigations on materials and thin-film technology.
  • Performing data analysis, modelling, and standard statistical methods.
  • Working in advanced microfabrication ISO5 clean room facility.
  • Scientific communication, reporting of research results and drive technical innovation and generate IP.


  • A master’s degree in applied physics, materials science, chemistry or engineering with a hands-on experience in thin film technology.
  • Prior experience in at least one of the following areas: materials science, piezoelectric materials, microfabrication, sputter deposition, materials' characterization (XRD, Stress measurement, AFM, TEM).
  • Good knowledge in MEMS technology is a plus.
  • Familiar with clean room environment and experience in microfabrication and characterization is a plus.
  • Having a good ability to collaborate in a multidisciplinary research environment, being a team player and good communication skills are a must.
  • Enjoy working in international teams.
  • Willing to travel on a national and international level.
  • Fluent in english language.


  • Begin­ning of the employ­ment: as early as possible
  • Payment: € 2.775.- gross (38.5 Hours/Week).
  • Additional Benefits: free coffee/milk, € 4.- food allowance per working day in restaurants, homeoffice, no coretime...
  • State-of-the-art laboratories and equipment, including the opportunity to work in a cleanroom environment.
  • An international scientific environment and contacts with our industrial network.
  • Opportunity to work on a hot topic with industrial collaborations.

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