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Professorship ERA Chair Holfer on emerging next - Generation Photovoltaics, 5GSolar
Tallinn University of Technology
PROFESSOR, ERA CHAIR HOLDER ON EMERGING NEXT-GENERATION PHOTOVOLTAICS, 5GSOLAR
full-time (40 hours a week)
Type of contract:
01.06.2021 at the latest-31.08.2026
The ERA CHAIR OF EMERGING NEXT-GENERATION PHOTOVOLTAICS (5GSOLAR)- European Commission (REA), Project 952509-5GSOLAR-H2020-WIDSPREAD-2018-2020/WIDESPREAD-2018-2020-6)- is recruiting ERA Chair Holder in the Department of Materials and Environmental Technology, Tallinn University of Technology in Estonia.
The ERA Chair Holder aims to bring complementary knowledge to the existing core team in the Laboratory of Thin Film Chemical Technologies, and thereby enhance scientific excellence, increase visibility and attractiveness, and to bridge the gap between research and technology transfer.
The ERA Chair Holder will need to be an outstanding knowledge builder and manager in the field of photovoltaics, with a proven record of effective leadership. S/he will have a position as a professor that will allow her/him to formulate a strategic program for the new 5GSOLAR, make appropriate resource allocation decisions, supervise team members and freely apply for R&D&I funding, in order to increase the research excellence of the institution, and sustainability of the ERA Chair.
THE OBLIGATIONS AND TASKS OF THE ERA CHAIR HOLDER
Defining the ERA Chair team’s strategic plan to accomplish the project vision;
Preparation of the ERA Chair EMPOWER, STAND OUT and STABLE strategies, and their implementation plans;
Daily management of the ERA Chair implementation plan;
Increasing the visibility and communication levelby developinga network of research institutions, universities, industrial partners and government and European Union offices in Estonia and abroad;
Training and supervising ERA Chair team members;
Preparation of project applications and participation in Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe, and other EU and worldwide programmes’ calls;
Dissemination of ERA Chair project results;
Supervising PhD students;
Initiating events for stakeholders;
Providing the environment to increase the technology readiness level from 3 to 6-7 and boost technology transfer opportunities;
Establishing a stakeholders’ network to participate in the establishment of a renewable energy demo/briefing center in Estonia after the ERA Chair project.
Keywords for the position: materials science, nanotechnology, solid state physics, photovoltaics, technology management.
Salary range for the position is 7000-10000 euros per month (gross), depending on the selected candidate’s profileand competencies.
KEY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ERA CHAIR POSITION
A successful candidate should have:
A PhD in solidstate physics, materials science or an equivalent qualification;
Working experience in photovoltaic materials and/or device development;
Fulfilling the conditions specified in the European Framework for Research Careers for Established researcher at the level of R3 or R4;
Experience in technology management, managing of research teams or research and development department in industry.Industrial experience will be an advantage;
Strong management, leadership, and entrepreneurship skills;
Strategic sense and business awareness;
vFamiliarity with research and development in photovoltaics, photovoltaic market and renewable energy strategies;
Experience in planning research projects;
Proven record in coordinating EU research and development and/or innovation action projects;
Knowledge and skills in IPR, a proven record is an advantage;
Experience in supervising researchers/device developers, experience in supervising PhD students is an advantage;
Proven record in collaboration with non-academic stakeholders, leading innovation action projects is an advantage;
Fluent written and oral communication skills in English.
To apply for this position please send the following documents in English by 15 January 2021 (the application deadline) at the latest by using the link “Apply” below:
a motivation letter;
documents proving that the candidate holds the required academic degree (a PhD or an equivalent qualification) and has acquired the required education;
a curriculum vitae;
a vision of the future position;
an academic portfolio, including a list of publications, public presentations, popular science communication activities; a list of activities as a public opinion former/ spokesperson; a list of R&D&I projects and IP, including tasks in the projects;
other documents considered important by the candidate.
Department of Materials and Environmental Technology
The strength of the department is internationally distinguished scientific research in the area of material science and environmental technology. The main research areas of the department are related but not limited to chemistry, physics, and materials technology and the development of new sustainable technologies for the preparation of materials as well as the environmental application of novel technologies.
The European Research Area (ERA) Chair Holder on Emerging Next-Generation Photovoltaics, 5GSOLAR will support research and development activities managed by the Laboratory of Thin Film Chemical Technologies in the Department of Materials and Environmental Technology. The existing core team has unique expertise in the field of semiconductor thin film deposition by industrially applicable methods, in the development of emerging next generation solar cells.The research group is part of the Center of Excellence in Science "Innovative Materials and Advanced Technology for Energy Storage and Transformation Systems".
TalTech as an employer offers
Modern ergonomic working conditions and a flexible schedule;
One of the most compact university campuses in Europe that is situated next to Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol and many high-tech companies and start-ups (Skype, Starship Technologies etc.);
Individual development and training opportunities;
Material and non-material tokens of acknowledgement;
All-staff activities and a balanced work and family life.
TalTech is an international scientific community with 11,000 students and approximately 1,800 employees, one of the largest universities in Estonia that is a leading EU country in digitalization.
The strengths of the university are wide multidisciplinary study/research interests, modern research and study environment as well as good collaboration with international educational and research institutions.