The Institute of Physics of the CAS /FZU/ is a public research institute focused on the fundamental and applied research of physics. It is the largest institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences with a staff of over 1200, located across three premises in Prague and one in Olomouc.
The job opening is for the position of the head of the Department of Condensed Matter Theory. The department is a part of the Division of Condensed Matter Physics which is one of the two major Institute research divisions active in solid state physics. The department focuses on mainstream solid state physics theory with emphasis given to the subjects relevant to the research performed in the Institute and in the Division of Condensed Matter Physics in particular. Some theoretical work is done directly in direct collaboration with the experimental departments. Good communication with these departments is expected. The department currently does not have an optimal age profile and the suitable candidate should aim to reinvigorate the department. In this regard, close cooperation with the main Czech universities and the recruitment of PhD students and postdocs is expected.
The candidate should have a research interest within the area of theory solid state physics and computation of materials.
The suitable candidate will be responsible for managing the department. His responsibilities will include:
The applicant should have:
Please address all the above listed criteria individually in the cover letter of your application.
Institute of Physics, The Czech Academy of Sciences, Na Slovance 2, Praha 8, Czech Republic
Applicants should provide their CV, recommendation letters, and cover letter (all in English) along with a complete list of publications. They should single out 5 most important publications with the description of their contribution.
All these materials should be sent to personal department (mailto:osobnifzu [dot] cz) of the Institute. The deadline for applications is January 15, 2017.
Please include the following text in your cover letter, to allow us to process your personal details:
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