Postdoc position in Piezoelectric thin films


The Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, v. v. i. (FZU) is a public research institution, focusing on basic and applied research in physics. The Institute of Physics is the largest of the institutes of the Czech Academy of Sciences with more than 1300 employees, including a considerable number of international workers. The ambition of the Institute of Physics is to push forward the boundaries of knowledge and to conduct first-rate research in the fields of elementary particles, condensed systems, and solid particles, optics, plasma physics, and laser physics.


We currently search for Postdoc in Piezoelectric thin films

One of the research areas at the FZU is Optics. The Department of optical and biophysical systems has been also focused on Piezoelectric thin films. A new colleague will participate in the experimental studies and modelling of piezoelectric and ferroelectric properties of thin films.

Thin films are grown by pulsed laser deposition, and their crystal structure and functional responses are investigated by numerous techniques available at FZU and in the frame of international cooperation. 

Piezo- and ferro-properties will be characterized by a double-beam laser interferometer equipped with ferroelectric tester (DBLI TF2000, aixACCT).


  • Measurements on DBLI TF2000, systematization of the data, analysis of the results, modeling (optional)
  • Regular reporting in scientific publications
  • Interaction with researchers working on synthesis and materials characterization of the films

Required qualifications

  • Background in piezoelectricity, ferroelectricity
  • Proven ability to perform independent research and efficiently publish research results
  • Good English skills (sufficient for scientific publications and communications)


A solo research group and projects.  

Beneficial qualifications

  • Experience with electron microscopy and electron diffraction, both experimental and theoretical (physics of electron-matter interaction)
  • Familiarity with the operating system MS-Windows
  • A systematic approach to problem-solving
  • Ability to write a scientific text
  • Presentation skills


  • Working in an international and creative environment
  • Unique research facilities
  • Training and development possibilities (seminars, workshops, conferences, high-quality language courses, soft skills training)
  • Support of your work-life balance – flexible working hours, home office mode, extended vacations 25 days + 6 days for personal purpose
  • In-house tennis court, table tennis
  • And more benefits such as Multisport card, meal allowance, kindergarten operated by the ASCR

Terms of employment

  • Start of employment at earliest from Nov 1st, 2021
  • Full-time job (part-time negotiable)
  • Job contract for 1-year with possible extension to three years

Application procedure

Please send your CV, motivation letter and any publication record to the email address below.

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