Open positions

Post-doctoral position at the Department of Composite Materials

Institution: Polymer Institute, Slovak Academy of Sciences

Address: Dúbravská cesta 9, 845 41 Bratislava 45, Slovakia


We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow with a completed PhD in chemistry or biology (with a focus on biotechnology or microbiology) for the research and characterization of antibacterial nanomaterials and polymer surfaces/composites for a period of 1 year with the possibility of an extension for another year.

The applicant should have experience with any of the following analyses:

• Electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy (EPR)
• Raman, UV-Vis and FTIR spectroscopy
• Atomic force microscopy
• Antibacterial efficiency tests
• Synthesis and characterization of nanoparticles
• Testing of mechanical properties

The position is suitable for applicants with education:

Language skills:

English language – Intermediate (B2)

Personal prerequisites and skills:

• work with a PC (MS Office, Outlook, Internet, Origin)
• high work commitment,
• flexibility,
• assertiveness,
• independent thinking,
• consistency,
• reliability.

We offer the opportunity to work on the international H2020 project in cooperation with large industrial companies. Also, opportunities for professional development, a friendly working atmosphere in a dynamic team, several leisure events organized by UPo SAV, as well as several opportunities to travel abroad. Cheap accommodation in a student dormitory.

Requested documents:

1. Motivational letter
2. Professional CV
3. List of publications
4. List of projects
5. Recommendation letters

If you are interested in our offer, please send the required documents by e-mail to:


Expected start date: September 1, 2022