Postdoctoral researcher in physical chemistry


The Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences , Department of Dielectrics invites applications for the position of the :

Postdoctoral researcher in physical chemistry

Post-doc position for researchers within 6 years from Ph.D. degree (maternity/paternity leave excluded). The successful candidate will become a part of a research team led by Dr. Jiri Hlinka. The candidate will perform in-silico modelling of electrochemical processes in water-dielectric-semiconductor heterostructures within an international project targeting novel strategies for photoelectrochemical hydrogen evolution.


Key responsibilities

  • Designing representative atomic configurations of the system
  • Testing interatomic potentials
  • Analyzing small subsystems by DFT calculations
  • Performing molecular dynamics simulations
  • Analyzing MD simulated trajectories
  • Preparing presentations and scientific publications

Your profile

  • PhD in physics, chemistry, material science or mineralogy
  • Experience in physical chemistry, or related fields
  • Practical knowledge of molecular dynamics techniques
  • Experience with catalysis, light-induced phenomena or spectroscopy welcomed
  • Basic programming skills (Fortran/C/C++/Python)
  • Advanced English, written and spoken

Our Offer

  • Starting in 2021 (preferably from April/May/June), guaranteed until the end of 2021. Possible extension for two more years.
  • Working in an international and creative environment
  • Training and development opportunities (soft skills, language courses)
  • Further information is available at Why FZU? | FZU

How to apply

Send your application to kariera [at] fzu [dot] cz and include

  • brief motivation letter
  • curriculum vitae with a description of your experience and skills and contribution to your major publications.


General employment questions should be addressed to Lucie Beránková (berankova [at] fzu [dot] cz), research-related enquiries to Jiří Hlinka (hlinka [at] fzu [dot] cz)

Information on the processing of personal data can be found on the FZU website, at: Processing of personal data | FZU.


About the Institute

The Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences (FZU) is a public research institution specializing in fundamental and applied research in physics, especially elementary particle physics, condensed matter physics, solid state physics, optics, plasma physics and laser physics. The FZU is the largest institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences with more than 1300 employees, including a considerable number of international workers. As a public research institution, the FZU contributes to increasing the level of knowledge, the quality of education, and the use of research findings in practice.

On April 2019, the FZU has become a holder of the certificate HR Excellence in Research Award, which is awarded by the European Commission. The FZU has thus ranked among the group of prestigious European institutions having the right to use this certificate.