Head of the Department of Coating Technologies of the Centre for functional and surface functionalized Glasses

Trenčianska univerzita Alexandra Dubčeka v Trenčíne

Place of work
Študentská 2, Trenčín
Contract type

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

There is an immediate opening 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 ability to secure additional research funding. Position is 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.

The position involves:
- Establishment and management of the Department of Coating Technologies,
- Creation and building of a research group,
- Management of group research facilities,
- Development of research programme of the department, in line with the research areas defined in the project application,
- Active searching for research funding for the research programme pursued in the department.

Information about the selection process

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 http://www.profesia.sk/cv_details.php?cv_id=2278565&to_application=2968804&profile_id=3030884&form=experience and capabilities pertaining to research of coatings and coating processes,
- The copies of three first author recent publications,
- 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.

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

Postgraduate (Doctorate)

Educational Specialization

Glass Science, Materials Science and Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics or a closely allied field

Language skills

English - Advanced (C1)


Brief description of the company

Centre for functional and surface-functionalized glasses (acronym FunGlass) is newly created centre of excellence in the framework of Horizon 2020 project - Spreading the excellence and widening participation (H2020-WIDESPREAD-01-2016-2017-TeamingPhase2; Topic WIDESPREAD-01-2016-2017 Teaming Phase 2, project number 739566). Its establishment is based on upgrade of the existing Centre of excellence for ceramics, glass and silicate materials (CEKSiM, created in 2012).
The Centre is created in cooperation with the project partners´ institutions and their leading experts in glass science and technology in Europe, namely (in alphabetical order) prof. Bernardo from the Universita degli Studi di Padova (Italy), prof. Boccaccini from the Friedrich – Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany), prof. Durán from the Instituto de Ceramica y Vidrio Madrid (Spain), and prof. Wondraczek from the Friedrich-Schiller Universität Jena (Germany).
The ambition of the FunGlass is to be an internationally recognized centre of excellence of research in the field of glass-based functional materials. Apart from research activities perfomed directly by glass producers, the present CEKSiM is the only research unit in the Slovak Republic dealing with the research and innovation activities related to the needs of local and regional glass industry. The centre is also active in the field of development and characterization of new types of functional glasses with luminescent properties, replacement of rare earth elements by transition metals in inorganic glass based phosphors, research related to vitrification and immobilization of radioactive waste, and glass-fibres based insulation for nuclear-power plants. Key activities of the Centre include training and applied research to tap into a local know-how in development of the competitive advantage of the region by training skilled research personnel and by pursuing opportunities to establish partnership with regional and EU glass industries and international networking.

Number of employees

250-499 employees

Company address

Trenčianska univerzita Alexandra Dubčeka v Trenčíne
Študentská 2
ID: 3106590   Megjelentetés dátuma: 2017.06.19.