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Tender - Postdoctoral research associate at the Department of Coating Processes at the Centre for functional and surface functionalized glasses – for the following research topic: Sol-gel derived coatings for biomedical applications

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

Sol-gel derived coatings for biomedical applications

There is immediate opening for position of postdoctoral research associate in 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, Chemistry or related
  • Specialization: Sol-gel synthesis, glass/ceramic, dip coating and spin coating
  • Experience in sol-gel based system including synthesis of glasses and bioactive glasses
  • Experience in analysing techniques like XRD, SEM/EDX, FTIR, Raman, Thermo-gravimetric analysis.
  • Experience in surface analysis (XPS, AFM, …)
  • Strong experience in Ion exchange release analysing
  • Good command of English (at least C1 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference).

The position involves:

  • Fundamental and applied research in the area of dip coating and sol-gel chemistry
  • 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: Alexander Dubcek University of Trencin, OPaM, Studentska 2, 911 50 Trencin, Slovakia and also by e-mail to: marcela.brodova@tnuni.sk until 31. 7. 2020.  Please mark the envelope by “Funglass”.

Dušan Galusek Prof., DSc,
Director of  FunGlass  Centre





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