The Institute of Scientific Instruments of the CAS is a scientific research institution focused on basic and applied research in optics and laser technology, electron microscopy, magnetic resonance and cryogenics, micro photonics, medical signal processing and electron and plasma technologies.

We are seeking a new colleague for our Coherent Optics group who will specialise in developing, designing and implementing diffractive optic layers. Our team has long been involved in research and development in laser interferometry, frequency stabilisation of lasers, fibre optic sensing and quantum technologies. In areas, we extensively use optical elements that require reflective, anti-reflective, and filtering optical layers, which we are able to design and implement in our two coating systems. We are now expanding the group that designs and realises optical thin films.

In the offered position, you will be involved in scientific research projects in basic and applied research. Your tasks will include the design of diffractive layer structures, the selection of suitable materials and their deposition methods, the evaluation of the realised layers and the subsequent modification of the deposition process. The position is ideal for competent graduate students, postdocs and researchers. You will become our colleague and a valid and essential part of the scientific team with the opportunity to participate in exciting projects.

Job description:

  • design of diffractive structures of thin optical coatings
  • design and preparation of the process of coatings realisation in the coating systems
  • essential servicing of vacuum coating systems
  • preparation and inspection of samples for thin film coating
  • contribution to scientific and other publications


  • minimum of a university degree in engineering or physics,
  • at least basic knowledge of the vacuum coating process, experience with the coating process is an advantage
  • technical mentality, responsibility, accuracy, patience, manual skills
  • experience in scientific and research work
  • reliability, ability to work independently
  • personal motivation to continue to learn and grow professionally

We offer:

  • attractive employment with a long-term perspective
  • the possibility of your own research and development projects
  • you will become an essential part of a wider team
  • flexible work hours
  • technologically advanced workplace
  • clean work environment, complete training
  • possibility of further professional development
  • above-average salary according to your abilities
  • five weeks of holidays
  • canteen, subsidised lunches
  • full-time employment
  • possibility to start work immediately or by appointment

Please send a letter of interest & CV with the subject „Researcher – Thin Layers“
Contact: Mgr. Mgr. Silvie Rysová, rysova@isibrno.cz
APPLY by August, 31th 2024