Senior Research Scientist

Senior Research Scientist

At Hrastnik1860, we’re not just making one of the purest glasses in the world; we’re redefining the future of sustainability and technology in the industry. As part of our efforts to decarbonize, we are conducting industrial demonstrations in several key areas such as the use of green hydrogen, electrification of high temperature processes, production and storage of energy from renewable sources, material recycling, carbon capture and conversion, and the implementation of smart management and digitalization into our processes.

Hrastnik1860 is part of the international Vaider Group, headquartered in Switzerland, which has ambitious plans for growth and innovation in the glass industry. With our eyes set on groundbreaking international projects (Horizon Europe, Innovation Fund), we are looking for exceptional talent to lead the charge towards a greener, more innovative tomorrow.

Why You Should Apply:

Global Impact: Your work will directly contribute to shaping the future of sustainable technologies in the glass industry on a global scale.

Leadership Opportunity: Spearhead exciting EU and international R&D projects, guiding teams towards new frontiers of knowledge and innovation.

Professional Growth: We are committed to your development, offering unparalleled opportunities for learning, growth, and exposure to international research communities.

We Promise:

A vibrant, dynamic work environment where creativity and innovation are at the core of everything we do.

A culture that values diversity, encourages out-of-the-box thinking, and supports your professional journey every step of the way.

Competitive compensation, reflecting the significance and impact of your role in our ambitious journey.

Join Us If You Are:

Passionately curious and relentlessly driven by the desire to make a difference.

A visionary thinker with a Ph.D. or Master’s in STEM and experience in managing international or large-scale R&D (>5 years).

An eloquent communicator and natural leader, fluent in English and skilled in navigating the complexities of international collaborations.


Location: Ljubljana or Hrastnik + Hybrid


Are you interested? Apply!


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