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

Researcher MEL (D)

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:

  • design and performance of experiments to investigate novel materials based on metallic systems
    development of innovative methodologies and approaches,
  • analysis of experimental data using advanced techniques and tools, drawing meaningful insights and conclusions,
  • preparation of high-quality technical reports and presentations to disseminate research findings internally and externally,
  • preparation and submission of articles to high-impact journals,
  • preparation of international projects,
  • 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 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,
  • demonstrated expertise in advanced analytical techniques (SEM (including SE, BSE, EDX, EBSD), TEM, XRD, Inert gas fusion, etc.) and thermal analysis techniques (DTA, DSC, TG, etc.),
  • strong background in materials synthesis, processing, and testing, with hands-on experience in laboratory settings,
  • proficiency in data analysis and interpretation using software tools,
  • excellent communicatio,n and presentation skills, with the ability to convey complex technical concepts clearly and effectively,
  • strong leadership abilities and a collaborative mindset,
  • H-index of at least 7, or alternatively, a minimum of 100 citations of own work,
  • demonstrable involvement in basic/applied/contract research projects, experience with working abroad or in international scientific Teams,
  • implementation of foreign internships with a total duration of at least 3 months.

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 (D)“.