Post Doctoral position at CERIC-ERIC - Renewals project

The Central European Research Infrastructure Consortium - CERIC–ERIC (), is an integrated multidisciplinary Research Infrastructure open for basic and applied research in all fields of material and biomaterial sciences and nanotechnology. CERIC has been established by integrating advanced research facilities based in 8 countries (Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania and Slovenia) into a unique European entity supporting the creation of basic and applied knowledge and promoting the mobility of researchers in an international multicultural scientific environment.

The Post Doctoral position is open for the CERIC-ERIC research project Renewals. The successful candidate will be involved in the development of a Graphene Liquid Cell (GLC) via X-ray lithography suitable for cross-talk characterization of bio-cellular specimens with atomic force, photon and electron-based microscopes at Elettra, Charles University in Prague and National Institute of Materials Physics in Bucharest.

Job description

  • The successful candidate will be involved in the activity of Renewals project and will be based at Surface Physics Laboratory (SPL), the Partner Facility within CERIC-ERIC, at Charles University located in Prague, Czech Republic.
  • He/she will work with the scientists at the Surface Physics Laboratory in order to accomplish the experimental program of Renewals. In particular, he/she will be involved in the optimization of the measurement conditions of NPs, both pristine and shell, in both dehydrated and hydrated conditions in GLC.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • PhD. in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science or related disciplines.
  • Training and experience in the use of the following techniques and analytical methods is necessary: scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy and electron-energy loss spectroscopy. This should include a diverse portfolio of SEM and TEM sample preparation techniques and processes, such as classical ones (sample coatings, milling,...) as well as focused ion beam technique together with gas-assisted deposition and nanomanipulation for fast and precise cross-sectioning and lamellae preparation and/or reducing charging effects.
  • Experience in the processing of a variety of materials is desirable.
  • Ability to work unsupervised or together with a team in an international environment is essential.
  • Good oral and written communication skills in English are essential. Czech language skills are an advantage.


  • Duration – 12 months, renewable up to 36 months according to performance evaluation.
  • Employment – part-time job equivalent to FTE 0.3 per year.

The search will be opened until a suitable candidate is found. Applications should include a full CV, the names and contact information (including electronic mail) of at least two references.

The applications should be sent to the following e-mail address:, with the following subject: Research Associate Position at CERIC-ERIC – Renewals-Charles University - Surface Physics Laboratory..

For more information, please contact: Dr. Iva Matolinova
Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Charles University
V Holešovičkách 2
180 00 Praha 8
Czech Republic