Postdoctoral position in materials science

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 28 Feb 2022

Applications are invited from highly-motivated scientists for a postdoctoral position (fixed-term for two years) at the J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, one of the leading research institutions in the field of physical chemistry, located in Prague, Czech Republic.

The project deals with the design, synthesis of crystalline coordination polymers (CPs) and metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), defect engineering, and applications of their physical properties. CPs and MOFs represent a class of 1D, 2D and 3D nanostructures composed of metal nodes and organic ligands. We study their advanced optical, electronic and magnetic properties, especially the impact of intrinsic and induced defects on luminescence, fluorescence life-time, coherent light emission, electrical conduction or molecular magnetism.

The successful candidate is expected to synthesize crystalline CPs and MOFs, and carry out experimental studies of some of the following physical properties: photoluminescence, electroluminescence, fluorescence lifetime, coherent emission (single-photon emission, lasing), electrical transport or molecular magnetism. Depending on your skills, you will carry out/benefit from calculations of the band structure and optical properties based on the density-functional theory.

You will join an international research team:

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