2 PhD positions in 2D materials synthesis and its applications in energy

Two PhD positions supervised by Prof. Zdenek Sofer are available at the Department of Inorganic Chemistry at University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague. The positions are offered in a team working on a 5 years-long project (started in January 2019) on 2D monoelemental materials based on silicene/germanene and pnictogens (phosphorene/ arsenene), their synthesis, deposition of monolayers, exfoliation, chemical derivatisation and exploration of possible applications. Recent publications of the group are available here. Description of the positions:
  • Energy storage and conversion (water splitting, batteries, super capacitors)
  • Chemistry and derivatives of 2D monoelemental materials beyond graphene
We offer:
  • Work in dynamic international research team.
  • All state of the art characterisation and technological equipment necessary for the project is available in laboratory.
  • Salary + scholarship : over 250 000 CZK/year (including social and health insurance)
  • Full-time employment contract for the period of PhD study (4 years)
  • Employee benefits (6 weeks of vacation, catering allowance, language courses, institutional childcare, etc.)
  • Low cost of living in tolerant, progressive and secure country with rich cultural and natural heritage
  • Work in the heart of Europe with  convenient transport connection to the whole world
Selection criteria:
  • Experience in synthesis, material characterization and energy related applications of materials
  • Motivation and ability and willingness to publish results in reviewed highly impacted journals
  • Command of Czech/Slovak language or related language is advantage
Application process Please send your CV and one-page length introduction via email to Tato e-mailová adresa je chráněna před spamboty. Pro její zobrazení musíte mít povolen Javascript. before 31 March 2020.