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2023. 08. 31 -

Group Leader Position

Center for Physical Sciences and Technology (FTMC) is looking for a group leader in the Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Technologies.

Suitable research experience might encompass but is not limited to tribology, lubrication, wear, friction, interactions between moving surfaces, their degradation and modification by physical, chemical, electrochemical means, bio-based oils, rubber and (de)vulcanization processing etc.

The position offers full research independence and fast-track process to permanent employment, subject to an external review. The position comes with a fully equipped lab (chemistry labs, tribology labs, surface analytics etc.), several experienced staff members, access to service facilities, funds for PhD student employment, and a potential to rapidly join several EU funding schemes (e.g. HE-ERA-Chairs) and consortia.

Other requirements for potential candidates include a PhD degree in a relevant field (Chemical/Materials/Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics etc.) from an internationally recognized institution, good command of English language, and preferably some postdoctoral experience. Successful candidates will be offered a competitive salary depending on previous credentials and experience, further upgrades are also possible depending on performance.

Center for Physical Sciences and Technology (FTMC) is the largest research and technology organization in Baltics, located in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. It carries out fundamental and applied research in broad range of fields in physics, chemistry and engineering with the aim to generate and capitalize knowledge to benefit society and high-tech industry. Vilnius is a safe, vibrant and multicultural city, where ancient history and modern culture coexist –all wrapped in unique entertainment, great food, fast Internet and very friendly people.

Applications should include a CV with publication list, a summary of research achievements and future research plans. The documents should be submitted and further details can be inquired via e-mail to or (Head of the Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Technologies).