Postdoctoral position in synthetic main group chemistry

At the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Czech Academy of Sciences (IIC CAS), we are forming a new research team dedicated to main group chemistry. We search for new members to work on interdisciplinary project devoted to reactivity of highly Lewis acidic molecules.

The applicant is expected to be engaged in synthesis and characterization of novel cationic Lewis superacids, develop their knowledge and application in catalysis, molecular sensing and photophysical properties

We offer

  • Full time contract for a period of 2 years (with possible extension)
  • Competitive salary
  • Support from Czech Academy of Sciences, the largest research institution in Czech Republic
  • Subsidized accommodation near the place of work or in Prague
  • Holistic approach, space for your creativity
  • Friendly and supportive environment
  • Opportunity to join the research group at an early stage and participating on its growth

We require

  • Ph.D. degree in inorganic, organic or related fields of chemistry
  • Strong publication record proving experience in small molecule synthesis and its characterisation (NMR, MS, IR)
  • Courage, self-motivation and proactive attitude
  • Fluent English (knowledge of Czech language is not required)
  • Experience in handling air-sensitive compounds (Schlenk techniques, glovebox...), high and low pressure gas manifolds and/or knowledge of computational chemistry is an advantage

Additional information

  • Place of work: Řež near Prague, Czech Republic (ca 15 minutes by train from Prague)
  • Expected start 1 January 2024 or as soon as possible.
  • Deadline for applications – end of September 2023

For any details please contact Dr. Karel Škoch directly at Tato e-mailová adresa je chráněna před spamboty. Pro její zobrazení musíte mít povolen Javascript.