Silicon Austria Labs (SAL)

Scientist - Integrated Photonics Design (f/m/d)

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  • Design and development of photonic integrated circuit for datacom and sensing application.
  • Lead or support the design of active components with the introduction of advanced thin film materials on standard photonic platforms e.g. high speed modulators, laser diodes, photodetectors.
  • Design and optimize passive photonic components for multiple photonic platforms e.g. Si, SiN, LiN.
  • Collaborate with process engineers to develop photonic devices fabrication processes in an R&D clean room facility.
  • Lead or contribute to develop internal testing facilities and data analysis to evaluate the performance of integrated photonic devices.
  • Collaborate with all other functional teams and research units in the organization to implement co-designed and co-optimized photonic systems.
  • Scientific report, documentation, generating new intellectual property including patent applications, writing of proposals.
  • Lead project in collaboration with industry or academia.


  • PhD degree in electrical/telecommunication engineering, applied physics or related fields; preferably with a focus on high-speed integrated photonic components.
  • Experience in design of related silicon photonic devices in an industrial or academical environment.
  • Strong experience using multi-physics simulation software e.g. Ansys Lumerical, Comsol.
  • Strong programming ability with Python, Matlab, or similar language.
  • Hands-on experience with photonic component development and photonic integrated circuit design, layout and characterization.
  • Good knowledge of the semiconductor technologies with practical experience in cleanroom microfabrication processes.
  • Good knowledge of the photonic market, trends and promising technologies.
  • Autonomous, passionate, well organized, enjoy working in a dynamic and multicultural team.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.


  • Full-time (38.5 h) position
  • Start: as early as possible
  • Home Office possible.
  • € 4.- /day food allowance in restaurants / € 2.- /day in supermarkets.
  • Family- & Kids friendly.
  • Free Coffee/Milk/Tee.

This position is subject to the Collective Agreement for employees in non-university research (Research CA) starting in occupational group E (E3 salary = EUR 3.520, 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 salary of EUR 61.000 (annual, based on an All-in contract and bonus).


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Silicon Austria Labs (SAL) is a top research center for Electronic Based Systems (EBS). At three locations (Graz, Villach, Linz), SAL is conducting research along the entire EBS value chain in the areas of sensor systems, power electronics, RF (radiofrequency) systems, system integration 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 2023. 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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Scientist - Integrated Photonics Design (f/m/d)
Inffeldgasse 33 Graz, Österreich
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