Overview

Two postdoctoral positions supervised by prof. Zdeněk Sofer are available at the Department of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague. The candidates will join an international team working on a project funded by the Czech Science Foundation (GAČR) and focus on the synthesis of two-dimensional chalcogenides and other 2D materials, their composites and nanostructures, exploration of their applications for electrocatalysis, supercapacitors and rechargeable batteries.

For more information on the research conducted by prof. Sofer and recent publications of the group please consult:

https://uach.vscht.cz/research/nanomaterials-and-semiconductors/42122?cookie[only_desktop]=1

https://scholar.google.cz/citations?user=uF5Lf8sAAAAJ&hl=cs

https://publons.com/researcher/2845394/zdenek-sofer/

We offer

  • work in a dynamic international research team
  • access to state-of-the-art equipment
  • full-time contract for 12 months with possibility of two extensions
  • competitive salary (approx. 500 000 CZK or 19 200 EUR/year)
  • employee benefits (6 weeks of vacation, catering allowance, possibility of pension insurance allowance, language courses, institutional childcare)
  • 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

We look for

  • highly motivated postdocs with excellent research experience
  • PhD degree in chemistry or material science and related area
  • experience with 2D materials synthesis, electrochemistry, electrocatalysis and energy storage research, 2D material exfoliation and functionalization and fabrications of devices (sensors, FET devices and others)
  • track record of publications in peer-reviewed international journals
  • pro-active, flexible and responsible colleagues with a collaborative mindset
  • excellent command of English (level B2 or higher)
  • organizational, communication and presentation skills
  • start in January 2020 or as soon as possible

How to apply

Please send your CV and a brief motivation letter via email to Zdenek.Sofer@vscht.cz, including the list of publications and contact details for at least two references.

Applications are accepted until the positions are filled. Selected candidates will be invited for Skype interview where further details regarding the position and the research project will be discussed.