Senior Research Scientist in Optical Spectroscopies and Nanomaterials

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 Senior Research Scientist position in the field of nanomaterials for amplified optical spectroscopy.

Responsibilities and tasks

  • The selected candidate will establish a new research program on advanced optical spectroscopy techniques for life sciences that will complement current biophotonics research programs at the Institute of Photonics and Electronics.
  • Specifically, the candidate will be expected to:
  • Perform research on novel optical nanomaterials prepared by modern nanofabrication techniques,
  • Tailor the developed nanomaterials for the amplification of weak optical spectroscopic signals,
  • Apply the spectroscopic approaches and nanomaterials in life science applications, in particular, for detection of biomolecules and investigation of biomolecular interactions.


  • Ph. D. degree in physics, optics, material science, or similar,
  • strong publication record in the field of (bio)photonics,
  • substantial experience in research in optical spectroscopies, nanomaterials, and optical biosensing,
  • experience in supervision of graduate students and/or postdocs, and
  • experience in securing competitive funding through research grants and contracts.

    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 1, 2018 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 Ms. Jana Petrlova ( In the subject line of your email, please, state that you apply for Senior Research Scientist in Optical Spectroscopies and Nanomaterials. The deadline for applications is June 5, 2018.

    This position is supported by European Social Fund and State budget of the Czech Republic through grant from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic (call: International Mobility of Researchers, Program: Operational programme research, development and education).

    ÚFE provádí základní a aplikovaný výzkum v oblasti fotoniky, optoelektroniky a elektroniky. ÚFE příspívá k rozvoji poznání v těchto oblastech a vytváří širokou bázi znalostí, jako základ pro vývoj nových špičkových technologií.


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