Postdoctoral Position on Time-resolved THz spectroscopy of semiconductors

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 07 Nov 2021

The Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences  is looking for a new colleague to join the Terahertz spectroscopy group  to carry out far-field and near-field time-resolved experiments in the terahertz lab. The position is linked to a research grant “Solid state physics for the 21st century”, research program “Nanoelectronics”.

Job description

  • The research will be focused on experimental studies of semiconductor nanostructures (nanobars, nanoislands) and of epitaxial (patterned) graphene films
  • The candidate should be able to master our custom-made THz setups (steady-state measurements, optical pump – THz probe measurements, multi-THz (two-color air-based) setup and THz-SNOM) and carry out studies in selected structures
  • Strong participation of the candidate on the interpretation of the results is expected; together with external collaborators, we have developed a formalism for the response of nanostructures

Your profile

  • PhD in solid state physics, materials science or optics
  • Demonstrated experience with THz spectroscopy and/or ultrafast optical experiments. Experience with the spectroscopy of solid state
  • Experience with local-probe microscopy (AFM or similar) can be an advantage
  • Very good spoken and written English
  • Keen to learn new physics and methods, ability to solve problems independently

We offer

  • Working in an international and creative environment
  • Active participation at international workshops and conferences
  • Training and development opportunities (soft skills, language courses)
  • Flexible working hours with home office possibility
  • 5 weeks of vacation + 6 sick days a year
  • Plenty of opportunities for cultural and other activities in the Prague region

How to apply

Send your application to kariera@fzu.cz  by November 7, and include:

  • Cover letter explaining your motivation and interests
  • CV with your research experience and list of publications
  • Names and e-mail addresses of two established condensed-matter physicists who could be asked for reference

The starting date is between January and March 2022 (depending on the mutual agreement and visa procedure). The contract is offered until end of June 2023.

General employment questions should be addressed to Lucie Beránková (berankova@fzu.cz ), research-related enquiries to Petr Kužel (kuzelp@fzu.cz ).

About the Institute

The Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences (FZU) is a public research institution specializing in fundamental and applied research in physics, especially, condensed matter physics, solid state physics, optics, plasma physics, laser physics and elementary particle physics. FZU is the largest institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences with more than 1300 employees, including a considerable number of international scientists. As a public research institution, FZU contributes to increasing the level of knowledge, to the quality of education, and to applications of research findings in practice.

In April 2019, FZU has become a holder of the certificate HR Excellence in Research Award, which is awarded by the European Commission. FZU has thus ranked among the group of prestigious European institutions having the right to use this certificate.

More information is available at Why FZU? | FZU


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