Two PhD positions supervised by Prof. Zdenek Sofer are available at the Department of Inorganic Chemistry at University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague.

The positions are offered in a team working on a 5 years-long project (started in January 2019) on 2D monoelemental materials based on silicene/germanene and pnictogens (phosphorene/ arsenene), their synthesis, deposition of monolayers, exfoliation, chemical derivatisation and exploration of possible applications.

Recent publications of the group are available here.

Description of the positions:

  • Energy storage and conversion (water splitting, batteries, super capacitors)
  • Chemistry and derivatives of 2D monoelemental materials beyond graphene

We offer:

  • Work in dynamic international research team.
  • All state of the art characterisation and technological equipment necessary for the project is available in laboratory.
  • Salary + scholarship : over 250 000 CZK/year (including social and health insurance)
  • Full-time employment contract for the period of PhD study (4 years)
  • Employee benefits (6 weeks of vacation, catering allowance, language courses, institutional childcare, etc.)
  • Low cost of living in tolerant, progressive and secure country with rich cultural and natural heritage
  • Work in the heart of Europe with  convenient transport connection to the whole world

Selection criteria:

  • Experience in synthesis, material characterization and energy related applications of materials
  • Motivation and ability and willingness to publish results in reviewed highly impacted journals
  • Command of Czech/Slovak language or related language is advantage

Application process

Please send your CV and one-page length introduction via email to soferz@vscht.cz before 31 March 2020.