Postdoctoral fellow/ Ph.D. student for the APLOMA project


The Institute of Physics is looking for Postdoctoral fellow/ Ph.D. student for the APLOMA project

An inspiring position in The Department of Optical and Biophysical Systems, working in a multidisciplinary and friendly environment with motivating supervision. You will work with modern and advanced technologies, focusing on cutting-edge research. You will have creative freedom to think of new solutions and innovations.

About the Institute

FZU is a leading public research institution located in Prague, the Czech Republic, which is oriented on fundamental and applied research in physics. FZU is the largest institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences with more than 1300 employees. 

FZU tries to pursue high quality, innovative and ground-breaking fundamental research, as well as to promote interdisciplinarily and applied research. 


Research Programme 

The Department of Optical and Biophysical Systems recently established new research groups with the focus on Optical Biosensor Technologies, Biophysics or Functional Biointernfaces. We offer international and friendly environment in our teams. 

We are open for motivated people that want to learn novel laboratory techniques. The Research group Laboratory of Biophotonics at Division of Optics with a team leader Jakub Dostalek, Ph.D. is searching for a new colleagues. Our lab is working on exciting new developments and will offer a solid education to interns of all levels, so please apply regardless of your year and experience level.

  • The candidate will work on an optical biosensor platform relying on plasmonically amplified sensor response that is powered by novel antifouling polymer biointerface
  • Research on metallic nanostructures with tailored plasmonic properties for surface plasmon-enhanced fluorescence and surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy
  • Close collaboration with polymer chemists in the partner organization involved (National Central University on Taiwan)
  • Implementing of new analytical tools and their experimental validation for continuous monitoring of low molecular weight analytes

Required profile

  • Masters or PhD in an area related to physics
  • Experience in optical sensor techniques
  • Willing to carry out multidisciplinary project with partners from different scientific disciplines
  • Analytical thinking
  • Very good communication skills in English

Why should you apply

  • Working in an international, creative and highly motivated environment of a newly established research group
  • Cutting-edge research topics with high application potential 
  • Working in a multidisciplinary research team
  • A stimulating and friendly supervising and mentoring environment
  • Unique research facilities
  • Training and development possibilities (seminars, workshops, conferences)
  • Soft skills trainings (project management, grants applications, etc.) 
  • Language courses 
  • A competitive salary 
  • Flexible working hours
  • Home office mode
  • And more benefits such as Multisport card, cooperate kindergarten, etc.

Terms of employment

The initial period of employment is 1 year (with the possibility of an extension), starting from April 1st, 2022 or as otherwise agreed.

Application procedure

Please send a motivation letter, your CV, a list of publications and two references to Petra Kratochvilova, HR partner.