Postdoc in physics/chemistry of 2D materials

We are looking for a new colleague with a strong experience in the physics and/or chemistry 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 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.

Our Institute is a top-ranking research facility in the Czech Republic, continuing the legacy of the Nobel prize winner J. Heyrovský, and holding the HR Excellence in Research Award. We are located in the beautiful historic city of Prague, a vibrant hub of education, science, and culture, with great transport links, food options, and outdoor areas. For more information, visit

This position remains open until a suitable candidate is found and is available for up to four years.

Type of contract: Temporary

Job-status: Full-time

Envisaged Job Starting Date: 3/2023.

You will have (or be close to obtaining) a PhD in chemistry, physics, or materials science. You will have good experience in at least one of the following areas: 2D materials, electrochemistry, Raman spectroscopy, device fabrication/transport measurements.
You will be well versed in scientific work, driving your own research ideas, designing experiments, analyzing data, forming sound conclusions, and writing manuscripts. You will have a good track-record of publishing research articles in respected journals, commensurate with your career stage.
We are looking for a self-motivated and enthusiastic colleague with a passion for fundamental science who has excellent communication skills and thrives working within a team of researchers.

Desirable criteria include experience in probe microscopy/spectroscopy techniques, surface functionalization, micro-/nano-scale electrochemistry (SECM, SECCM), 5+ publications in high-impact journals.

Eligibility criteria
To apply, please send your CV and motivation letter to Please, write in the subject line of your email SC2023_02.

- 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

Selection Process

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Application deadline
31. 3. 2023