Postdoctoral research assistant (experimetns with liquid microjets)

  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY:J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry of the CAS, v. v. i.

  • RESEARCH FIELD: Chemistry › Molecular chemistry

  • RESEARCHER PROFILE: Recognised Researcher (R2)

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: 13/08/2021 23:00 - Europe/Brussels

  • LOCATION: Czech Republic › Prague 8

  • TYPE OF CONTRACT: Temporary

  • JOB STATUS: Full-time


  • OFFER STARTING DATE: 01/09/2021


A postdoctoral position is available in the group of Juraj Fedor at J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry in Prague, Czech Republic. The postdoc will work on a project related to probing and transforming matter by electrons in liquid jets. His/her main responsibility will be in setting up an experiment where the reactivity of free electrons with liquids will be probed in vacuo. For this purpose, the postdoc will combine an existing electron collision infrastructure available in the group with the liquid microjet technique. A collaboration with large infrastructures (synchrotrons) where complementary experiments on the photoelectron spectroscopy will be performed, is also envisaged.

The postdoc should hold a doctoral degree (or be close to obtaining one) in physics or chemistry. Experience in designing and setting up scientific instrumentation is desirable. This concerns mainly high vacuum technology, laboratory optics and charged particle detection technology. The experience in operating liquid microjets and experience with optical spectroscopy techniques are strong assets. Programming experience for data analysis is an advantage. Good communication skills in English are important, as we are an international team with many collaborations.


- 5 weeks 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

- Lunch vouchers

- Subsidy for sport 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

- Accommodation facilities

Eligibility criteria

To apply, please send your CV, motivation letter and references to

Please, write in the subject line of your email SC2021_14.

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Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL: Chemistry: PhD or equivalent


Experience with designing and setting up scientific instrumentation, especially using high vacuum technology.

Specific Requirements

Experience with optical/electron spectroscopic techniques, experience with liquid microjets is an asset.



Application deadline
13. 8. 2021