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Glass researcher


The Glass Researcher will design projects with as a main goal to develop new compositions and raw materials for use in mineral wool production. He / she will also be responsible for providing technical support for production processes in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Overview of the main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Develop, refine and manage individual and unique projects while coordinating the project team members’ daily activities to meet challenging schedule milestones and objectives; related with KPI process (raw materials, glass melting, glass properties, fibers);

  • Manage day-to-day operational aspects of a project;

  • Qualitative and quantitative evaluation of the results of the analysis and preparation of relevant conclusions with the use of statistical tools;

  • Coordinate cross-functional team member activities with specific roles and responsibilities to the project;

  • Coordinate input / output for material costing, capital equipment expenditures, etc.

  • Maintain familiarity with current scientific literature and contribute to the process of a project within his or her scientific discipline, as well as investigate, create, and develop new methods and technologies;

  • Responsible for identifying patentable inventions and acting as principal investigator in conducting his or her own experiments;

  • Providing product-specific support to R&D groups and participate in trouble-shooting and root cause analysis of specific process issues;

  • Perform all work in a safe and environmentally conscious manner by following all EHS policies, procedures and programs;

  • Advise clients and senior management on how to best use research findings;

  • Supervise laboratory assistants.


The ideal candidate…

  • Has an MS or PhD in Material Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Physics;

  • Has hands-on industry experience in glass or ceramic research or a strong academic background. Global product development experience is highly preferred;

  • Six sigma certification as well as Project Management (PMI or IPMA) is a plus;

  • Has experience with an MS Project software and MS Office product suite;

  • Has experience with statistical software and the design of experiments;

  • Speaks English;

  • Is a team player who can work in team to ensure successful project completion;

  • Adapts easily to new environments and is flexible;

  • Can think out-of-the-box and has an innovative point of view;

  • Is target and result-oriented;

  • Is willing to travel domestically and internationally (about 1 week / month maximum).


Glass Researcher will be located in Škofja Loka (Slovenia) and employed with company Knauf Insulation d.o.o.

What do we offer:

- Employment relationship for an indefinite period of time, with a six-month probationary period.

- Work in a friendly international environment.

- Diverse work with exciting daily challenges - working as part of a young team

- Opportunities for personal and professional development.


An attractive compensation package will be constructed, consisting of base salary and bonus.

We look forward to receiving your application. To apply for this position, please send us your application and CV in English at (subject: Glass researcher) not latter then 31.8.2017. For more information about the job position please contact the number +386 30 22 69 89.