Selection Procedures

Research fellow – Department of Nanostructured Polymers and Composites

The Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Czech Academy of Sciences, 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:

Research fellow – Department of Nanostructured Polymers and Composites

Working activities

The research activities involve determination of general relationships; formation – structure – properties of the nanostructured polymers, in order to gain a general understanding of the processes of nanocomposite formation and of the effects governing the material properties. The candidate will be responsible for upgrade of thermoset composites via self-assembly structures based on modified carbon nanoplatelets including control of interphase parameters in analogous carbon-fibre composites.

More information about the research group and current projects available here.


  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemical Technology, Material Science or similar disciplines, PhD in the field of Polymer Chemistry and Physics is an advantage,
  • research experience in the field of polymer materials,
  • experience with polymer analysis and characterization methods of the prepared materials (GPC, NMR, FTIR, DSC, TGA, SAXS, WAXS, DMA, mechanical testing, etc.),
  • active and creative approach to scientific and technical challenges,
  • interest in learning new skills,
  • ability to work both individually and in scientific team,
  • good English communication skills (spoken and written),
  • postdoc stay abroad and publication activity are an advantage.

We offer

  • interesting research work in the field of new materials in a friendly atmosphere,
  • participation on international and national research projects,
  • participation on cooperative research with industrial partners,
  • access to number of instrumental facilities,
  • personal development possibilities – seminars, courses, conferences,
  • work in an international team,
  • flexible working hours, allowances for meals, employee benefits, 5 weeks of holiday, kindergarten for children 2-6 years,
  • possibility of a research stay abroad.

For further details please contact Ivan Kelnar -, tel. 296809330.

Please, send your Application (detailed CV + cover letter) to Vladimír Fencl (

Please sent your application to 15. 10. 2020

Starting date: 1. 11. 2020