In accordance with the Competitive Hiring Process Code of Charles University
the Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University
announces opening of the following scientific postdoc positions
with submission deadline September 30, 2022

School of Physics

Postdoctoral position at the Department of Condensed Matter Physics, FMP CU, in the field of inelastic neutron scattering on quantum materials.

ID of the position: 202209-PD-KFKL

Qualification requirements: Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in a relevant area. The applicant should be experienced in inelastic (neutron) scattering, lattice vibrations, low dimensional magnetism, and group theory analysis. Experience with the large-scale infrastructures (TAS and TOF instruments) is also expected.

We expect the ability to work in a team as well as on your own in a fast-developing environment. Interest in instrument development and artificial intelligence, as well as previous experience with crystal growth and advanced knowledge of Python, is advantageous.

Project aim: This work will be done in the group of Dr. Petr Čermák ( as a part of the funded GAČR JUNIOR STAR excellent basic research project MaMBA ( The project aims to show, that magnetoelastic effects are a general property of condensed matter and that the Born-Oppenheimer approximation is surpassed far more often than generally thought. Neutrons are an ideal tool for such a task and for that, we will need a neutron scattering expert. You will perform many neutron experiments; you will design proposals and travel around the world and count valuable neutrons scattered from electronic excitations and lattice vibrations.

Length of contract: The contract will be signed for three years.

Expected starting date is January 1, 2023, and is negotiable.

Postdoctoral position at the Department of Chemical Physics and Optics with specialization in Optics and Optoelectronics specifically focused on the experimental research of the interaction of free electrons in an electron microscope with optical fields of laser pulses, novel forms of coherent cathodoluminescence and time-resolved imaging using pulsed electron beams. The position is funded by ERC Starting Grant eWaveShaper.

ID of the position: 202209-PD-KCHFO

Qualification requirements: Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in a relevant area. The applicant should have experimental experience in the fields of electron microscopy and electron optics (including the design and implementation of electron-optical components). The applicant should present a list of relevant papers in impacted journals. Activity in preparation of grant proposals and regular publication activity will be expected. 

Expected starting date is January 1, 2023, and is negotiable.


All applicants are required to have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in the relevant field, achieved a maximum of eight years ago. This period does not include the period of maternity leave, parental leave, military service, periods of serious health complications, or periods of other similar legal long-term obstacles to work (e.g. time spent in long-term care for a family member/close person). Publication activity in the given field in periodicals recognized in the given field and further experience from stays at foreign workplaces are assumed.

Electronic applications, i.e., a scan of the signed cover letter accompanied by

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Proofs of education (PhD diploma or an equivalent certificate)
  • List of publications with overview of citations (by WoS)
  • Description of scientific experience
  • Research statement

should be sent to the email address by September 30, 2022. The subject of this e-mail should contain the ID of the position.

The candidate should also arrange for two letters of recommendation to be emailed to the same address (and to the address possibly specified above). The subjects of these e-mails should also contain the ID of the position.

Published on July 11, 2022


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