Head of Research Unit

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Head of Research Unit

Power Electronic System Characterization and Reliability

Europastraße 12, 9524 Villach

Silicon Austria Labs (SAL) has been founded to be a top European research center for electronic-based systems. The Division Power Electronics cooperates with world leading scientific and industrial partners to provide technologies for power electronic systems of tomorrow.

Your future responsibilities

Leadership

  • Establishment of a dedicated research unit focusing on multidomain characterisation of power electronic components and systems
  • Setting up and managing of research project together with different industrial and scientific partners.
  • Definition and leading of funded research projects.
  • Shaping the division research program and project portfolio together with supervisors and peers
  • Research unit budget and resource planning and controlling
  • Overall, encouraging the research unit towards generation of high-quality research findings, scientific excellence and economic impact.

Technology

  • Multiphysics characterization of power semiconductor devices (especially wide bandgap) and passive components, with focus on electrical and thermal domains
  • Modelling of aging, fatigue, and other lifetime-related aspects for power electronic devices, circuits, and components.
  • Development of appropriate tools for lifetime investigations and in situ management
  • Nonlinear, coupled dynamic modeling and computer simulation of power electronic circuits, passive components, and semiconductor devices
  • Model-experiment correlation
  • Power semiconductor gate driving techniques, with a focus on emerging, active techniques

Your profile

  • PhD degree in electrical engineering, electronics, applied physics or related fields with a specialization in power electronics.
  • Having at least 4 years of experience in power electronic component and system characterization (electrical, thermal) including aging and reliability aspects
  • Strong scientific track record as evidenced by publications, invited lectures, etc.
  • Knowledge of semiconductor physics is a plus
  • Experience with 3D heterogeneous integration methods and PCB embedding technologies in power electronics
  • Experience with multi-physics numerical simulation
  • Strong programming ability with Python, Matlab, or similar language
  • Multi-year experience in planning and execution of research and development projects with scientific targets
  • Experience with the Austrian and European funding landscape
  • Active industrial and academic network
  • Project management skills
  • Autonomous, well organized and enjoy working in a dynamic and multi-cultural team
  • Innovative and keen on finding solutions for applied research challenges
  • Leadership qualities, the ability to inspire, promote and motivate young scientists and researchers to achieve their best performance
  • Oral and written communication skills in English

Important Facts

Beginning of the employment: 01.10.2020
This position is endowed with a gross annual salary of EUR 80.000 based on the collective agreement for research („Forschungs-Kollektivvertrag") and depending on your experience and skills.

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