Tender - High temperature coatings


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 the work position: 

Postdoctoral research associate at Department of Coating Processes of the Centre for functional and surface functionalized glasses –  for the following research topic:

“High temperature coatings”

There is immediate opening for 1 position of postdoctoral research associate in the newly established Centre for functional and surface functionalized glasses at the Alexander Dubček University of Trenčín, Slovakia, funded from the H2020 framework programme project. The appointment is for at least two years with possible extension of the contract until 12/2023 dependent upon research progress and quality of the scientific outputs. Positions are open immediately upon completion of recruitment process and 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

Qualifications and Experience:

  • PhD (doctoral degree) in Material Science, Mechanical engineering or related
  • Specialization:  surface engineering, especially Thermal spray methods and Physical vapour deposition methods
  • Experience in high temperature protection coatings, including development/preparation of feedstock materials, production of coatings and investigations of coating properties
  • Experience in analysing techniques like XRD, SEM/EDX, XPS, Raman spectroscopy, nanoindentation
  • Experience in hot corrosion, oxidation and thermal shock behaviour of high temperature coatings
  • Good command of English

The position involves:

  • Fundamental and applied research in the area of high temperature protection coatings
  • Active searching for research funding for the research programmes pursued in the centre,
  • Research collaboration with industrial partners,
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment,
  • Publish research results and give presentations at scientific meetings,
  • Written and oral communication, preparation and management of research proposals, research papers and scientific reports, analysis and investigation of scientific problems.
  • Good planning and organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines

Interested and qualified persons should submit (in English):

  • Professional CV,
  • A copy of PhD certificate (or after completion of PhD thesis)
  • A list of publications and research projects,
  • A letter describing background and specific experience and capabilities pertaining to research activities,
  • Copies of three first author recent publications,
  • The name, address, and e-mail address of at least one reference.
  • Shortlist should provide brief research plan
  • 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 or  by e-mail to: marcela.brodova@tnuni.sk until 15. 3. 2020 Please, mark the envelope by “Funglass”.

Applications received after this deadline will not be accepted.

Dušan Galusek Prof., DSc,
Director of  FunGlasse  Centre

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