Senior Scientist - Piezo MEMS Design Engineer (f/m/d)

Sensor Systems

In the network of science and industry, SAL offers research in the areas of Sensor Systems, RF Systems, Power Elec­tronics, System Inte­gration Techno­logies and Embedded Systems.
SAL – a great place to research.

Your future responsibilities

  • Design of new and inovative MEMS devices based on piezoelectric thin film technlogy.
  • Modeling of piezo MEMS devices using analytical and/or finite element method to meet the desired specifications.
  • Development of Piezo MEMS devices such as PMUT, micro-mirror or microphone from concept to prototype.
  • Design DOE to understand and improve device physics, materials and fabrication.
  • Characterization of the sensors and tranducers.
  • Possibility to be involved in MEMS microfabrication and prototyping in clean room facility by using 200mm wafer level technology.
  • Scientific communication / reporting of research results.
  • Project management.


Your profile

  • PhD degree in microengineering or related fields such as mechanical or electrical engineering, or applied physics, with a focus on microtechnology preferably with significant piezo MEMS experience.
  • Having at least 4 years relevant work experience or postdoc with relevant publication records.
  • Strong expertise in at least one of the following piezo MEMS fields: PMUT, piezo actuated micro-mirror, piezo microphone, BAW and SAW devices.
  • Strong knowledge in semiconductor technologies and practical and professional experience in related cleanroom microfabrication processes and piezoelectric thin film technology.
  • Expert with FEM simulation methods and tools (COMSOL).
  • Interested in piezo MEMS development.
  • Interested in application-oriented 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 € 52.584.- based on the collec­tive agree­ment for re­search („Forschungs-Kollek­tiv­ver­trag“) and depen­ding on your expe­ri­ence and skills.
  • Flexible hours with no coretime.
  • Free coffee/tea/milk.
  • Family/Kids friendly.
  • € 4.- food allowance in restaurants / € 2.- in supermarkets
  • Homeoffice possible

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