Tender - Head of Department of Coating Processes of the Centre for Functional and Surface Functionalized Glass (FunGlass)


The Director of the Centre for Functional and Surface Functionalized Glass

of Alexander Dubček University of Trenčín

in accordance with the Law 131/2002 on Higher Education, the Law 552/2003 on the work in public interest and in accordance with the principles of selection process of university teachers, researchers and chief officers of TnUAD announces recruitment process for:

1 work position: Head of Department of Coating Processes of the Centre for Functional and Surface Functionalized Glass (FunGlass)

There is an immediate opening in the Centre for Functional and Surface Functionalized Glass at the Alexander Dubček University of Trenčín, Slovakia, funded from the H2020 framework program project. The appointment is for at least two years with possible extension of the contract until 12/2023 dependent upon research progress and ability to secure additional research funding. The appointment is open, immediate start is preferred but later start is negotiable. Salary will be commensurate with experience, training, and qualifications, in line with the rules of the European Commission on personal costs in the frame of the H2020 projects.

Qualification requirements:

  • Ph.D. in Glass Science, Materials Science and Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics or a closely related field,
  • Strong background in synthesis, processing, development and characterization of glasses and glass derived materials.
  • Experience with chemical and/or physical methods of preparation of coatings, e.g. strong experience in sol-gel chemistry, and/or CVD and PVD-based methods, and coatings characterization techniques.
  • Experience with management of research projects.

The position involves:

  • Establishment and management of the Department of Coating Processes.
  • Creation and building of a research group.
  • Management of group research facilities.
  • Development of research program of the department, in line with the research areas defined in the project. For details see www.funglass.eu
  • Active searching for funding resources to secure the research programs pursued in the department.

Interested and qualified candidates should submit (in English):

  • Professional CV,
  • A copy of PhD degree,
  • A list of publications and research projects,
  • A letter describing the background, experience and expertise covering the research topics in the field of inorganic, organic and/or hybrid inorganic-organic coatings, deposition techniques, sol-gel methods, characterization of coatings, etc.
  • The copies of the three recent first author publications.
  • The names, addresses, and e-mail addresses of at least two references.
  • The criminal record - in case of successful completion of the tender.

Application with required documents should be sent to the address: Alexander Dubček University of Trenčín, OPaM, Študentská 2, 911 50 Trenčín, Slovakia and also by e-mail to: marcela.brodova@tnuni.sk before May, 9 2019. Please, mark the envelope by “FunGlass”.

Applications received after this deadline will not be accepted.

Dušan Galusek prof., DSc.

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