Contract type: Temporary

Within the context of the EU funded project INERA “Research and Innovation Capacity Strengthening of ISSP-BAS in Multifunctional Nanostructures” (, the Institute of Solid State Physics (ISSP) at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) is looking for a Postdoctoral fellow in materials science (Chromogenic smart materials).

ISSP is a leading Bulgarian research institute in the field of solid matter research and its applications into multifunctional nanostructures. The project INERA is an important means for ISSP to rapidly increase its human and technological capacities, to reinforce its local networks and to deepen its partnerships on a European scale. It will mainly consist in an upgrade of equipment, scientific mobility trainings in leading EU research centres, life-long trainings, partnership deepening and dissemination activities.
The work requires good experience, and in-depth knowledge in the area of vapor phase technologies for thin film deposition, especially the chemical vapor deposition in all of its varieties. The material research goal is the transition metal oxide optical coatings as functional layers in
“Smart windows”. The position will involve:

  • developing and conducting laboratory experiments in a team environment via strong collaboration with members and colleagues in a goal-driven development effort;
  • identifying technology and product related know-how and intellectual property developed in the frame of the project;
  • transferring ideas and results in effective technical presentations, preparing project reports, writing scientific papers and contributing to research proposals.

The Postdoctoral position is limited to 01.10.2016.
An internationally competitive salary, dependent on experience, will be offered.

Ph.D. in physics, materials science, microelectronics, or related discipline.
Experience and in-depth knowledge with nanostructure preparation techniques, micro- and nanofabrication equipment is strongly desired. Experience in performing experimental basic and device-oriented research in materials sciences and other relevant fields is a plus.
Fluency in written and spoken English is required.

Application documents: CV, list of publications, names and contact e-mail of two potential referees

Application e-mail address:

Application deadline: 14/04/2016

Envisaged job starting date: 03/05/2016