PhD position in electrochemistry and spectroscopy of 2D materials

We are looking for a new PhD student to work on electrochemistry and spectroscopy of 2D materials. The successful applicant will join Dr. Matěj Velický and his team, supported by the prestigious Lumina Quaeruntur Award, who are exploiting tunable electrochemistry and spectroscopy of 2D materials. You will investigate electronic transport at high-doping regimes, tune the interactions between semiconductors and substrates, and elucidate charge screening/capacitance anomalies in concentrated electrolytes.

Our team is part of a larger collaboration with Dr. Otakar Frank and Dr. Martin Kalbáč, including more than 30 postdocs and PhDs. We share a range of cutting-edge instrumental facilities including fully-equipped cleanrooms and advanced techniques such as tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy. We collaborate with several high-profile researchers in the USA, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

Type of contract: Temporary

Job status: Part time

Envisaged job starting date: October 2023

You will have a master's degree in chemistry, materials science, or physics and experience with at least one of the following: electrochemistry, Raman and/or other vis/IR spectroscopy, or 2D materials research. The applicant will have to apply and be admitted to a full-time postgraduate study programme at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic.

Desirable criteria include experience with micro-/nano-scale electrochemistry (SECM, SECCM), surface functionalization, atomic force microscopy, optical lithography, and electronic transport measurements. A publication in a peer-reviewed journal will be an advantage.

- 25 days paid leave of absence (holidays) per year + 3 days of paid sick-leave in addition  to the statutory insurance
- Flexible working-time, the possibility of part-time work, work-life balance
- Lunch vouchers
- Subsidy for sports and cultural activities
- Recreation subsidy, recreation subsidy for children
- Possibility of attending children groups of the CAS
- Possibility to use discounts in recreation centers of the CAS
- Sports goods rental, free parking, trade union library
- Language courses
- Attractive location
- Health and social insurance paid mandatory by the institute

Eligibility criteria
If you are interested, please send us your CV and your motivation letter to (recruitment[at]jh-inst[dot]cas[dot]cz). Please write in the subject line of your email SC2023_06.

Selection process

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Application deadline
2. 4. 2023