We are looking for a new researcher for the Department of Functional Materials Department of Functional Materials | FZU Please do not hesitate to apply, whether you are a junior leaving the school with fresh Ph.D. diploma, but also you can apply, if you have a senior experience and maybe even think of leading a lab! All important information about equipment, projects, etc. you can read here Functional Materials and Composites Research Group | Department of Functional Materials (fzu.cz)

What will you do

Work on deformation experiments
Use of microscopy (optical and electron microscopy)
Thermal analyses (knowledge is an advantage)
Diffraction experiments

Who we look for

Ph.D. in Physics (Material Science or Mechanics of Materials)
Communicative team player, problem solving ability, working independently
Sound verbal and written communication skills in English, good spoken Czech language is necessary
Creativity and analytical thinking, open-minded person
Publishing experience is an advantage

Why FZU?

• We offer professional work in the friendly environment of a top scientific institution

• We offer the facilities of the largest institute of the Academy of Sciences

• International environment with a friendly atmosphere

• We collaborate on prestigious international projects

• We support further education


• 5 weeks of vacation + 6 days of personal leave

• meal allowance 116 CZK/day

• after the first year of employment, contribution to pension and life insurance, contribution to recreation, culture or sport

• English lessons at the workplace

• Multisport card and other employee benefits

It ́s good to know

• Place of work: FZU, Pod vodárenskou věží, Praha 8

• Fixed-term employment: 1 year with the prospect of long-term cooperation

• Full time employment

• Possible to start IMMEDIATELY (or by agreement)

If you are interested in this offer, please send us your structured CV in Czech and English language, motivation letter and ideally 2 references to the e-mail address below.

We look forward to hearing from you!

FZU – Institute of Physics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic is a leading public research institution based in Prague. FZU is the largest institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic with more than 1100 employees and focuses on basic and applied research in the field of physics. Our top researchers strive to understand and explain the basic phenomena and processes of how the world works and thus respond to the current scientific and technical challenges of our society.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

As an employer, FZU supports equal opportunities and diversity. This approach helps to foster a positive work culture and creates a supportive environment for all employees. The principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion are embedded in our policies and hiring practices, providing a solid foundation for fair selection processes.

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