Two postdoc positions in microscopy and plasmonics

We are looking for two postdocs experienced in microscopy and/or plasmonics to join our newly established group at J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry in Prague! Did you build a microscope during your PhD? Do you have experience with plasmonic enhancement? Are you curious how plasmonics and superresolution microscopy can work together? Then this position is suited exactly for you!

The project aims to develop new tools for sub-diffraction manipulation of light using plasmonic nanoparticles. We use single molecule localization microscopy and other single molecule microscopy and spectroscopy techniques, DNA nanotechnology and machine learning to create and reconstruct plasmon-modulated images.

The position is for 4 to 5 years with the possibility of research stays in collaborating laboratories throughout Europe (Germany, France). Our group was established in 2021 and is ready for rapid take-off! We are a young, dynamic team that values independence, diversity, and an open, friendly, and collaborative environment. Become a foundation member and shape the face of the group.

The ideal candidate has earned their PhD in physics, biophysics, physical chemistry or related fields with focus on plasmonics and/or advanced microscopy. Experience with the fabrication of plasmonic structures in the form of nanoparticle assemblies, as well as an understanding of microscopic setups would be beneficial.

Type of contract: Temporary

Job status: Full-time

Requirements
The ideal candidate has earned their PhD in physics, biophysics, physical chemistry or related fields with focus on plasmonics and/or advanced microscopy. Experience with the fabrication of plasmonic structures in the form of nanoparticle assemblies, as well as an understanding of microscopic setups would be beneficial.

Benefits

  • 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 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
If you are interested, please send us your CV, motivation letter, and two contacts as a reference to Tato e-mailová adresa je chráněna před spamboty. Pro její zobrazení musíte mít povolen Javascript.. Please, write in the subject line of your email SC2021_26. For any technical questions, contact Tato e-mailová adresa je chráněna před spamboty. Pro její zobrazení musíte mít povolen Javascript.. The invitation for the interview is based mostly on the motivation letter we receive. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply.

Selection Process

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Application deadline
31. 12. 2021