Tenders - 7 work positions: Postdoctoral research associate at the Centre for functional and surface functionalized glasses


The Rector 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:

7 work positions: Postdoctoral research associate at the Centre for functional and surface functionalized glasses

There are immediate openings for 7 positions of postdoctoral research associates 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 three 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.

Qualification requirements:

  • A Ph. D. in Glass Science, Materials Science and Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Biochemistry, Biology or a closely allied field,
  • A background in one of the fields including synthesis, processing, development and characterization of materials, preferably glasses with specific functional (optical, electric, magnetic, etc.) properties, glass-based biomaterials (evaluation of bioactivity/ bioresorbability, study of up/down-regulation of genes, evaluation of bactericidal/fungicide properties, etc.) coatings, processing and characterization of glass or ceramics (electrochemical evaluation, testing of mechanical properties, evaluation of corrosion, etc.)
  • 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 functional glasses, coatings on glass surfaces, glass-related biomaterials or glass processing and characterization, in line with the areas of research defined in the project application,
  • Active searching for research funding for the research programmes pursued in the centre,
  • Research collaboration with industrial partners.

Interested and qualified persons should submit (in English):

  • Their professional CV,
  • A copy of PhD certificate,
  • A list of publications and research projects,
  • A letter describing their background and specific experience and capabilities pertaining to their research activities,
  • copies of three first author recent publications,
  • The name, address, and e-mail address of at least one reference.
  • 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 until 03.07.2017. Please, mark the envelope by “Funglass”.

Applications received after this deadline will not be accepted.

Assoc. Prof. Jozef Habánik, PhD.
Rector of TnUAD

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