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Erika Gedeonová won 1st prize in the Young Scientists’ Session at the XVII Workshop of Physical Chemists and Electrochemists. Congratulations!
Vice-President for inanimate sciences of the Czech Academy of Sciences prof. Jan Řídký, DrSc. visited our laboratories and met with research team leaders to talk about their work.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position in the Field of Optical Biosensors

The Institute of Photonics and Electronics v. v. i., in accordance with the Act No.283/1992 of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, as amended by the Act No. 420/2005, and in accordance with the Statutes of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in the field of optical biosensors.


Responsibilities and tasks
The selected candidate will carry out research into plasmonic and photonic aspects of optical affinity biosensors. In particular, the candidate will be expected to perform theoretical analysis of plasmonic nanostructures, to design and develop optical platforms for optical affinity biosensors and to participate in their evaluation for biosensing applications.



  • Ph. D. degree in electrical engineering, physics, optics, or similar,
  • strong publication record in the field of application,
  • solid background in plasmonics and photonics,
  • strong experience in theoretical calculations and modelling of plasmonic and photonic nanostructures and in development of optical platforms for optical (bio)sensors,
  • experience in preparation and characterization of plasmonic nanostructures is of advantage,
  • ability to work independently as well as in a multidisciplinary team.


We offer

  • interesting and challenging job in an international environment,
  • work in a large multidisciplinary research team,
  • excellent research infrastructure.


Terms of employment

The initial period of employment is 1 year (with the possibility of an extension), starting from July 15, 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. 



Application procedure
We ask that candidates send a letter of application (cover letter), CV, list of publications and two references to Mrs. Plášilová ( In the subject line of your email, please, state that you apply for position UFE-F16. The deadline for applications is June 20, 2017.

Multi-conference SPIE Optics and Optoelectronics was organized at Prague under chairing of Prof. Homola within April 24-27, 2017. President of the Czech Academy of Sciences Prof. Eva Zažímalová welcome all 700 participants at the beginning. In frame of this meeting an excursion to Institute of Photonics and Electronics was organized on April 25 and experiments of preform preparation and drawing of optical fibers was demonstrated.
Institute of Photonics and Electronics CAS organized seminar 3BIO: Biophotonics and Bioelectronics for Biomedicine on Friday Nov 25, 2016.
Jiří Homola has been elected to the Photonics21 Board of Stakeholders. Photonics21 is the European Technology Platform, which represents the photonics community of industry and research organizations and develops a common photonics strategy for future research and innovation in Europe.
Urban mobility, CO2 capture and storage, integrated photonics and smart systems for personalized health-care were the four themes of interdisciplinary symposium EU-US Frontiers of Engineering that was hold from 17 to 19 October 2016 at Aalto University near Helsinki, Finland. About 60 outstanding engineers from Europe and the USA around the age of 30-45 years were selected to attend the symposium. The photonics session was co-chaired by Pavel Peterka from the Institute of Photonics and Electronics of the Czech Academy of Sciences.
Physicist Marek Piliarik of IPE succeeded in the prestigious ERC CZ program which supports research, experimental development and innovation and received a grant of over CZK 40 million.
The main attraction of the International Training School on "Fibre Lasers and Fibre Optic Technology" were the lectures given by the leading European experts from both academia and industry, as well as by the "hands-on" laboratory exercises, during which they participated in the preparation of optical fibres or fibre lasers build-up.
Seminar/networking event 3BIO: Biophotonics and Bioelectronics for Biomedicine organized under the AV21 strategy will take place on November 25th, 2016. Registration deadline is October 31, 2016. Do not hesitate!


IPE carries out fundamental and applied research in the scientific fields of photonics, optoelectronics and electronics. In these fields, IPE generates new knowledge and develops new technologies.

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