Dean of Faculty of Materials Science and Technology, VSB – Technical University of Ostrava
announces a selection procedure for a post of

Researcher MEL (M)

for project REFRESH – Research Excellence For REgion Sustainability and High-tech Industries (CZ.10.03.01/00/22_003/0000048), research program 6 – Advanced Materials Technologies for Engineering, Steel and Metallurgy.
The position is suitable for both women and men.

Required expertise: Materials Science or Metallurgical Engineering or related field.

Activity description:

  • assisting senior researchers in conducting experiments and investigations related to materials science and metalurgy,
  • participation in the design, synthesis, processing and testing of novel alloys,
  • study of degradation mechanisms of metallic materials with emphasis on hydrogen embrittlement,
  • performance of microstructural analysis and mechanical testing of materials,
  • collection and analysis of experimental data and contributing to the interpretation of results,
  • participation in the preparation of research reports, presentations, etc.,
  • independent solution of complex scientific research tasks in the given field,
  • active publishing,
  • performing independent research and collaborating with other members of the research team,
  • performing data collection for specific project outputs and their completion,
  • participation in the research activities of the given living laboratory, or collaboration in the research activities of other living laboratories,  participation in the i
  • implementation of cooperation within the given research program.

Full time equivalent: 1,0
Type of job contract: Fixed-term employment contract with the possibility of extension
Expected start of employment: 01.07.2024 or according to the agreement

We require:

  • Ph.D. in Materials Science or Metallurgical Engineering or related field,
  • knowledge of the English language at the C1 level,
  • practical experience and skills with the methods of structural-phase analysis (SEM (including SE, BSE, EDX, EBSD), TEM, XRD, etc.), the thermoanalytical techniques (DTA, DSC, TG, DTG), the thermodynamic and kinetic modeling (Thermocalc/Dictra software, CALPHAD),
  • experience with laboratory experimentation and data analysis,
  • proficiency in relevant software tools for data analysis and visualization,
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills,
  • ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team,
  • strong organizational skills and attention to detail,
  • high publication potential – preparation and submission of articles to high-impact journals in the field of materials science or metallurgy or related field.

We offer:

  • work in a promising organization,
  • salary according to the candidate’s experience,
  • modern laboratory and classroom facilities,
  • opportunity to participate in excellent research,
  • possibility of further education,
  • 6 weeks of holidays,
  • flexible working hours,
  • university kindergarten,
  •  contribution to pension plan,
  • company catering in the canteen,
  • MultiSport card,
  • other employee benefits according to the employer’s offer.

Your personal data will be processed to the extent necessary for the implementation of the selection procedure in accordance with EU Regulation 2016/679.

E-mail the curriculum vitae focused on the course of professional practice, copies of documents on the acquired qualification, an overview of publishing activities according to the RVVI (The Research, Development and Innovation Council), and an overview of research projects to:

lenka.blazkova@vsb.cz  and katerina.skotnicova@vsb.cz

by June 2, 2024.
In the subject of the email, please state „Open Call for the position of the Researcher MEL (M)“.