The school of Engineering and Architecture of Fribourg (HEIA-FR), a member institution of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Western Switzerland (HES-SO), offers bilingual and trilingual study programs at the BA and MA levels. The HEIA-FR invites applications to fill the position of :

Head of the Institute for Applied Plastics Research & Professor UAS in Plastics Engineering


The Department of Mechanical Engineering of the School of Engineering and Architecture of Fribourg (HEIA-FR) offers a practice-based engineering education with a specialization in plastics processing. The institute for Applied Plastics Research (iRAP) leads research and development activities in this field. iRAP collaborates with the Plastics Innovation Competence Center (PICC), an interdisciplinary research center of several HEIA-FR institutes, focused on bringing together chemistry, plastics processing, product design, data analytics and materials modelling to bridge the gap between academia and the plastics industry.


Mission and Scope of Activities

  • As a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the Head of iRAP will:
  • Lead the research and development activities of the institute in collaboration with the institute board
  • Ensure the collaboration between the institute and the Plastics Innovation Competence Center and foster the collaboration with the other HEIA-FR institutes
  • Coordinate actions that have an impact on teaching or infrastructure with the Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Lecture to graduate and undergraduate students in the fields of plastics engineering/processing
  • Propose, set -up and lead research projects to address industrial challenges
  • Propose, set -up and participate in research programs (local, national, European, international) with leading Swiss and European universities and industry

Your profile

  • PhD or Master in mechanical engineering or material sciences
  • 5-10 years of industrial experience in plastics processing and application of new materials
  • Ambition to translate industry challenges into sustainable solutions
  • Interest in teaching and in student supervision in labs or projects
  • Experience with research funding, project and human resource management
  • Fluency (spoken and written) in English and French and/or German


Interested ? Send in your complete application by clicking on the Apply (“Postuler”) button below.


Bernard Masserey
Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering
026 429 66 58

Entrée en fonction

June 2020 or to be agreed

Délai de postulation :

30 novembre 2019

La HES-SO//FR adopte une politique de recrutement en faveur de l’égalité des chances.

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