PhD position in electrochemistry and spectroscopy of 2D materials

Successful applicant will join Dr. Matěj Velický and his team on a prestigious Lumina quaeruntur project exploiting tunable electrochemistry and spectroscopy of two-dimensional (2D) materials. You will use state-of-the-art in-situ spectroelectrochemistry approach to characterize, control, and tune of 2D materials' properties.  Our group focuses on investigating electronic transport at high-doping regimes, tuning the interaction between semiconductors and substrates, and charge screening/capacitance anomalies in concentrated electrolytes.

Our team is part of a larger collaboration with the groups of Dr. Otakar Frank, Dr. Martin Kalbáč, and Prof. Ladislav Kavan, including more than 30 postdocs and PhDs, sharing cutting-edge instrumental facilities including potentiostats, Raman/UV/Vis/NIR\fluorescence spectrometers, TERS, AFM, XPS, UPS, LEED, ARPES, SEM/TEM, ellipsometry, optical lithography, CVD furnace, etc. We have numerous collaborators in the UK, US, Germany, France, Hungary, and New Zealand.
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You will have master's degree in chemistry, materials science, or physics and experience with at least one of the following: electrochemistry, Raman and/or other vis/IR spectroscopy, or 2D materials research. The applicant will have to apply and be admitted to a full-time postgraduate study programme at Charles University in Prague or University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague, Czech Republic.

Desirable criteria include experience with micro-/nano-scale electrochemistry (SECM, SECCM), surface functionalization, atomic force microscopy, optical lithography, and electronic transport measurements. A   publication in a peer-reviewed journal will be and advantage.

Type of contract: Temporary
Job status: Part-time
Offer starting date: March 2023


  • 5 weeks paid leave of absence (holidays) per year + 3 days of paid sick-leave in addition to the statutory insurance
  • Flexible working-time, the possibility of part-time work, work-life balance
  • Lunch vouchers
  • Subsidy for sport and cultural activities
  • Recreation subsidy, recreation subsidy for children
  • Possibility of attending children groups of the CAS
  • Possibility to use discounts in recreation centers of the CAS
  • Sports goods rental, free parking, trade union library
  • Language courses
  • Accommodation facilities‍

Eligibility criteria
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Selection process

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Application deadline
31. 10. 2022