Junior Researcher (m/f/d)

Junior Researcher (m/f/d)

The Carinthian University of Applied Sciences offers a wide range of courses in the fields of technology, business, health and so-  cial sciences. A common feature of all areas is the practical and application-oriented focus of teaching and research as well as the  close cooperation between public institutions, business and science. General information about our study programs, research  activities and the organization of the university can be found on our homepage: www.fh-kaernten.at.

In the competence center „Carinthia Institute for Microelectronics” as well as the „Josef Ressel Centre for System-on-Chip Design Automation” we are looking for a

Junior Researcher (m/f/d) 

in the field of “analog IC design automation”

The Carinthia Institute for Microelectronics (CIME) is a competence center for research and development of integrated electronic systems. CIME is strongly associated to the department of Integrated Systems and Circuits Design (ISCD) with a close network to other departments within the faculty of Engineering & IT at Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (CUAS).

The research on integrated electronic circuits and systems is a well-established discipline at Carinthia University of Applied Sciences.  For more than 20 years researchers have been working on cooperative research funded by industry and national / European projects in the field of wireless and wireline communications as well as integrated sensor frontends.

Our aim in the Josef Ressel Centre for System-on-Chip Design Automation is to research fundamentally new methods for the development of “system-on-chip’s” in modern semiconductor technologies and to advance the automation of the development process of integrated circuits.

We are closely collaborating with partners from academia as well as industry in these fields.

Job responsibilities

  • Junior Researcher Position to work on the field of analog IC design automation.
  • PhD study can be pursued in conjunction with an external university.
  • Drive semi-formal definition of an automated design of analog building blocks.
  • Design of schematic and layout generators.
  • Capture the process of concept and design including sizing of modern circuit structures.
  • Verification of results and comparison of automated versus standard flow designs.
  • Lab characterization of test vehicles fabricated in modern CMOS technology nodes with automated design.
  • Supervision of master students.
  • Collaboration with industry partners.
  • Internal project documentation.
  • Publication of the results at conferences, workshops and in scientific journals.

Job profile

  • Analog/Digital IC design flow (CDS, Siemens EDA, Synopsys EDA) on UNIX systems.
  • Python (including IDEs like Spyder, Pycharm, Jupyter).
  • Strong competences in scripting languages and software design.
  • Proficiency on use of Skill commands and TCL/TK.
  • Design of microelectronic circuits and systems.
  • Experience in physical implementation using modern technologies.
  • Team player, self-organized and open minded.

Our offer

The Carinthia University of Applied Sciences appreciates the motivation and great commitment of its employees and offers family-friendly conditions. We provide support with a diverse continuing education program and promote individual measures.  

We offer an attractive working environment, crisis-proof employment and allow flexible working hours. The promotion of health, a diverse range of sports, collegial interaction and the continuous improvement of environmental performance (EMAS certified) are of particular importance at our university.

  • flexible working hours
  • education & training for employees
  • good working climate
  • creativity within the team
  • sports activities
  • home office
  • family-friendly university

Scope of employment: full-time (40 hours per week) or part-time (min. 30 hours per week)
Limited term: initially for two years
Start: immediately
Place of employment: Campus Villach, Europastrasse 4, 9524 Villach
Salary: According to Austrian law, we are obliged to state the minimum salary. This is EUR 2,695.60 gross per month  for this position (minimum salary for full-time employment, 14 salaries). The willingness to overpay depending on qualifications and professional experience is given.

Application Deadline: May, 31th, 2023

Note: Hearing will be organized as online-Meeting using Microsoft Teams.

You can find impressions of working and living in Villach/Carinthia, Austria at:  

Carinthia - It's my life / MONTE NERO Productions - YouTube

Requested documents:
  • Letter of motivation
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Proof of practical experience/work certificates (if available)
  • Graduation Certificate and Transcript of records
  • List of publications and projects (if available)

Please note: We regret that we cannot reimburse any travel costs or expenses incurred in connection with participation in the selection procedure.

We look forward to receiving your detailed application.

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