Tip-enhanced spectroscopy characterization of 2D materials - Postdoctoral researcher

The successful candidate will join Dr. Otakar Frank, the Head of the Department of Electrochemical Materials, on a project focused on the nanoscale characterization of 2D materials with controlled structural disorder. You will be responsible for tip-enhanced Raman and photoluminescence spectroscopy studies and advanced scanning probe microscopy characterization, including electrical and mechanical modes, mostly on mechanically exfoliated 2D materials with engineered defects.

You will work within a framework of a collaborative project with Free University Berlin and Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf. You will also be co-responsible for the instrument, collaborate with other members of the Nanocarbon Group from the teams of Dr. Matěj Velický and Dr. Martin Kalbáč, and supervise younger colleagues. Initial length of contract until 30.6.2026 with the possibility of extension.


Requirements: You will have a (or be close to obtaining) a PhD in physics, materials science, or a related field. You will have a proven advanced experience with scanning probe-based methods - a must! You will be well versed in scientific work, devising research plans, designing experiments, data analysis, formulating conclusions, and manuscript writing. We are looking for a self-motivated and enthusiastic colleague with passion for fundamental science, excellent communication skills, and ability to work within a large team of researchers. You will have a good track-record of publishing research articles in respected journals, commensurate with career stage.

Broad portfolio of scanning probe microscopy techniques (incl. conductive, Kelvin probe, piezoforce, STM etc.), tip-enhanced or at least microRaman and/or photoluminescence spectroscopy, mechanical exfoliation and stacking of 2D materials, electronic transport, clean room experience, optics.

Application deadline: The call is open until the position is filled. (Review of applications will start on May 1, 2023, and the job offer will be deleted immediately after the successful candidate is found.)

If you are interested, please send us your CV together with a list of publications, your motivation letter, and two contacts as a reference to recruitment at jh-inst.cas.cz (recruitment(at)jh-inst.cas.cz). Please write in the subject line of your email SC2023_08.

Starting date: July 2023

Type of contract: Temporary

Job status: Full time

- 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. 5. 2023