FS, Assistant with a Doctorate IX - 0

Ljubljana, Slovenia
11 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
10 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


Member: University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Aškerčeva 6, 1000 Ljubljana

at the Department of Thermal and Environmental Engineering, Laboratory for Refrigeration and District Energy

Registration number of the application for a post at the ESS: NG51974
Number of job vacancies: 1
Job Code: H019001
Tariff class: IX
Type of employment: full-time (40 hours/week or 8 hours/day)
Duration of employment: fixed time from 1 January 2019 until 31 December 2021 
Probationary period: 3 month

Conditions for performing work: 

  • PhD (former) in the field of mechanical, metallurgical or other natural sciences; PhD. (3rd Bologna level) in the field of mechanical, metallurgical or other natural sciences,
  • innovativeness, team-working skills, communicativeness, organizational skills,
  • knowledge of using computer programs, 
  • active knowledge of English, 
  • it is desirable to have experience in manufacturing engineering and especially in the field of materials with shape memory, basic knowledge of CAD modelling and LabView (or readiness to learn these programs).

Description of work and tasks: 

  • scientific research work and professional work on the SUPERCOOL project, Work Package 1 (superelastic porous structures for efficient elastocaloric cooling) financed by the European Research Council (ERC StG),
  • preparation of written reports and studies on research and expertise,
  • preparing proposals for acquiring research equipment, maintaining equipment and ordering supplies, 
  • carrying out tasks from the field according to directions of the head of the organizational unit and other tasks, which in substance fall within the wider professional field of the workplace.

Within the SUPERCOOL project, the selected candidate will also perform: 

  • research and analysis of various forming and manufacturing techniques (including additive production) for the transformation of materials with shape memory into various porous structures, 
  • testing elastocaloric regenerators in the cooling device and testing the permanent dynamic strength of elastocaloric materials, 
  • professional cooperation with various companies and universities around the world (including longer visits to some of them).

Date of publication: 11 October 2018

Application deadline: 30 days, from 11 October 2018 to 10 November 2018 inclusive.

Candidates should submit a written application with a curriculum vitae and evidence of eligibility within the deadline to:

UL Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, 
Department of Human Resources 
Aškerčeva cesta 6 1000 Ljubljana

or by e-mail to: mateja.pustotnik@fs.uni-lj.si

Contact Person at the Faculty:

Name and surname: Jaka Tušek, Tel: 01 477 1 513,
E-mail: jaka.tusek@fs.uni-lj.si