PhD Position in Physical (Computational and/or Experimental) Science, 40h/week

Research Topic:Exploration of reliability phenomena in modern transistor technologies

About us: The Institute for Microelectronics is a globally recognized research institute in micro- and nano-electronics. We cover all aspects of analyzing and investigating microelectronic devices experimentally and theoretically. This includes studying the relevant materials down to the atomistic level (e.g., DFT), simulating and modeling the fabrication of complex geometries (e.g., process TCAD), and studying the operation and reliability of advanced nano-sized devices (e.g., Monte Carlo simulations and/or device TCAD). In addition to computational science, the Institute for Microelectronics operates a modern technology characterization laboratory and develops measurement solutions (hardware and software) that go beyond the state-of-the-art.

Description: The subject of the available positions is the exploration (modeling, simulation, but also characterization) of modern transistor technologies. The candidate will be expected to develop models and solutions to explain complex problems in semiconductor device physics while collaborating closely with global leaders in the microelectronics industry. A Master’s/PhD Degree in Computational Science, Electrical Engineering, (Technical) Physics, Applied Mathematics, or equivalent studies is required.

For the available positions, considerable interest and existing in-depth knowledge in one or more of the following areas are essential to complement our team:

  • Advanced programming skills in C++ and/or Python are a must
  • Experience in utilizing third-party (scientific) libraries
  • Background in device characterization
  • Familiarity with GNU/Linux
  • Team player, eager, and reliable
  • Proactive and self-reliant
  • Good knowledge of written and spoken English

Starting Date: as soon as possible

Benefits:Each available position is subject to the collective agreement of the TU Wien for scientific workers and employees, employment group B1. The monthly salary is paid 14 times p.a., and the gross salary is approximately 45.882,20 EUR (PhD) / 60.926,60 EUR (PostDoc).

Application:Please submit your application containing a detailed CV, your collective academic certificates, your Master’s thesis (weblink or PDF), and a single-page motivation letter (discussing relevant previous experience related to the desired skills and experience) to