Call for PostDoc Positions for one-year period from October 2017
in Physics
Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University

Research Projects:

Physics of Condensed Matter – Functional Materials

We are seeking for the postdoctoral research fellow to join the group focused on the basic and applied research of magnetic, ferroelectric, multiferroic and other functional materials used or applicable for effective energy conversion and multifunctional devices. The adept is assumed to participate in investigation of the structure and properties of these materials mainly by advanced nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy techniques. The experimental results will be systematically compared with the first-principles calculations based on DFT.

Applicants should have a PhD degree in condensed matter physics, material science, chemical physics or related discipline, strong background in solid state physics as well as knowledge and practical experience in solid state NMR spectroscopy.

The project will be supervised by Prof. Helena Štěpánková, Dept. of Low Temperature Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University (e-mail contact:

Physics of Condensed Matter – Ultra-fast scintillation materials

Inorganic scintillators are used for detection of high energy radiation and particles, in medical diagnostic systems and many industrial systems that use the X-rays or gamma rays. The research project is focusing on a new class of ultra-fast scintillation materials and development of novel systems designed particularly for fast electron detection and medical diagnostic.

A post-doctoral research fellow will join group focusing on scintillation properties of complex oxide systems. In this work optical, luminescence, scintillation, and kinetic properties will be studied in single crystalline layers of scintillation materials doped with rare earth ions. The program will be particularly oriented to synthesis and growth of epitaxial films of rare-earth doped garnets, perovskites, or orthosilicates, development of novel material systems designed for ultra-fast scintillation applications and for high resolution 2D-imaging scintillation systems.

Applicant should have PhD. in physics, material science, chemical physics, optoelectronics, or related discipline. Previous experience with scintillators and/or luminescence spectroscopy, luminescence kinetics is an advantage. Informal inquiries concerning the position are welcome.

Contact e-mail address:

Photovoltaic devices based on photosyntetic pigments and complexes

The Department of Chemical Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, invites applications for a postdoctoral position in a group involved in the study of primary processes of photosynthesis. Photosynthetic pigment-protein complexes and pigments are increasingly used as an inspiration for new types of photovoltaic devices, as model systems for artificial photosynthesis or even incorporated into biohybrid-devices for solar fuels (or other high-value products) production. We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher who will participate in preparation and characterization of advanced photovoltaic devices based on photosynthetic pigments and complexes. The major activities related to the project will include spectroscopic experiments on the photoactive components, design and fabrication of the photoelectrochemical cells, and study of their photovoltaic properties.

A PhD degree in chemical physics or a related field is required. The applicant should have a firm background in spectroscopy and electrochemistry. Further information can be obtained from Jakub Psencik (

These positions offer:

  • 1 year contract from October 2017 with a possible renewal in case of mutual interest
  • the salary comparable to the starting salary of an Assistant Professor at the Faculty

Interested candidates should submit:

  • CV
  • brief description of research expertise and plans (1–2 pages)
  • list of publications
  • copy of PhD thesis (or a link for downloading)
  • two letters of recommendation

Submissions should be emailed to not later than July 13, 2017. Shortlisted candidates may be invited for an interview.

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