Selection Procedures

Selection Procedures

 

PALS postdoc position: X-ray optics and spectroscopy for plasma diagnostics

The candidate is supposed to work predominantly on the following topics:

  • X-ray diagnosis of high-power laser-matter interaction
  • Development and implementation of advanced spectroscopic and imaging schemes
  • Participation in interaction experiments at high-power laser system PALS
  • Computational evaluation of extended sets of experimental data
  • Modeling of the laser-matter interaction based on computer codes

Requirements:

  • PhD in physics or related field
  • Excellent computational skills needed for application of simulation tools (physical optics, plasma hydrodynamics, atomic and PIC codes)
  • Experience in X-ray physics and instrumentation is a plus (but not mandatory)
  • Good knowledge of spoken and written English

Job conditions:

  • The opportunity to participate in unique scientific projects
  • Collaboration with a strongly motivated scientific team
  • Career growth, professional education
  • Competitive and motivating salary
  • 5 week holidays and other employee benefits

Applications containing CV, cover letter, contacts of references, and any other material the candidate considers relevant, should be sent to Dr. Libor Juha, Laser Plasma Department, Institute of Plasma Physics, Czech Academy of Science, Za Slovankou 3, 182 00 Prague 8, Czech Republic; juha@ipp.cas.cz

 


 

PALS postdoc position: Laser-plasma chemistry

The candidate is supposed to work predominantly on the following topics:

  • Laser induced dielectric breakdown (LIDB) in gases: from laser sparks to plasma filaments
  • Diagnostics of plasmas formed in gases, liquids (i.e., laser cavitation) and heterogeneous systems by focused high-power laser beams
  • Analysis of chemical consequences of LIDB and related phenomena: laboratory simulation of high-energy-density events related to the origins of life
  • Investigating the relationship between physical characteristics and chemical changes  in laser-produced plasmas 
  • Collaboration with theorists modelling the chemical change in various laser-plasma-chemical systems

Requirements:

  • PhD in physical chemistry, chemical physics, plasma physics, plasma chemistry, astrobiology or related field
  • Experience in plasma diagnostics, laser-plasma interaction and/or plasma chemistry
  • Skills in high-power-laser science and technology represent a plus (but not mandatory) 
  • Good knowledge of spoken and written English

Job conditions:

  • The opportunity to participate in unique scientific projects
  • Collaboration with a strongly motivated scientific team
  • Career growth, professional education
  • Competitive and motivating salary
  • 5 week holidays and other employee benefits

Applications containing CV, cover letter, contacts of references, and any other material the candidate considers relevant, should be sent to Dr. Libor Juha, Laser Plasma Department, Institute of Plasma Physics, Czech Academy of Science, Za Slovankou 3, 182 00 Prague 8, Czech Republic; juha@ipp.cas.cz

 


 

PALS postdoc position: Secondary charged particle beams at the PALS facility

The candidate is supposed to work predominantly on the following topics:

  • Performing experimental campaigns at the PALS facility
  • Diagnostics and instrumentation for characterization of charged particle emission
  • Laser wakefield acceleration of electron beams
  • Laser driven acceleration of proton and ion beams
  • Probing dense plasmas by fast charged particles
  • Data analysis

Requirements:

  • PhD in plasma physics, particle physics, accelerator physics
  • Experience in particle diagnostics, beam instrumentation, and particle detectors
  • Skills in data analysis and high-power-laser science and technology represent a plus (but not mandatory) 
  • Good knowledge of spoken and written English

Job conditions:

  • The opportunity to participate in unique scientific projects
  • Collaboration with a strongly motivated scientific team
  • Career growth, professional education
  • Competitive and motivating salary
  • 5 week holidays and other employee benefits

Applications containing CV, cover letter, contacts of references, and any other material the candidate considers relevant, should be sent to Dr. Miroslav Krůs, Laser Plasma Department, Institute of Plasma Physics, Czech Academy of Science, Za Slovankou 3, 182 00 Prague 8, Czech Republic; krus@ipp.cas.cz

 


 

PALS doctoral / postdoc position: Physics of high-power iodine laser system 

The candidate is supposed to work predominantly on the following topics:

  • Alignment of the iodine laser beamline
  • Determining and optimizing output pulse parameters (energy, pulse width, contrast, etc.)
  • Participation in interaction experiments at high-power laser system PALS
  • Measuring the PALS beam wavefront by means of the wavefront sensor
  • Improvement of the wavefront  using adaptive optics
  • Modeling of the beam parameters in ZEMAX software or GLAD code

Requirements:

  • Master degree or PhD in optics, laser physics or related field
  • Experienced in laser beam alignment and diagnostics
  • Experienced in simulation in ZEMAX software or GLAD code
  • Experienced in programming in C++ is a plus (but not mandatory)
  • Good knowledge of spoken and written English
  • Expected feeling as a team player

Job conditions:

  • The opportunity to participate in unique scientific projects
  • Collaboration with a strongly motivated scientific team
  • Career growth, professional education
  • Competitive and motivating salary
  • 5 week holidays and other employee benefits

Applications containing CV, cover letter, contacts of references, and any other material the candidate considers relevant, should be sent to Dr. Jan Dostál, Laser Plasma Department, Institute of Plasma Physics, Czech Academy of Science, Za Slovankou 3, 182 00 Prague 8, Czech Republic; dostal@ipp.cas.cz

 


 

For the project “Repeatome dynamics in the earliest evolutionary stages of apomictic plants”, funded by the Czech Science Foundation, we seek to the earliest possible date a highly motivated

PhD student in Cytogenetics

The project (duration 3 years) is aimed at a better understanding of mechanisms underlying the transition from sexual to apomictic reproduction. Apomixis is tightly connected with hybridization and polyploidization. Despite a great potential in agriculture, the genetic mechanisms of apomixis are still poorly understood. Hybridization causes genetic instability including a restructuring of the repeatome, the fastest evolving part of plant genomes. Bursts of transposable elements due to hybridization-induced genomic shock may trigger a switch to apomixis. In the project, sexual and apomictic Hieracium species will be investigated in an extensive breeding program, comparing artificial hybrids with natural apomicts of the same parentage as a model of hybrid speciation that may lead to the formation of apomictic lineages.

An interdisciplinary and international team of researchers from the Institute of Botany (www.ibot.cas.cz/en/) of the Czech Academy of Sciences and the Department of Botany of the Charles University in Prague (www.cuni.cz/UKEN-1.html) will tackle this complex biological question from various angles (cytogenetics, genomics, embryology, reproductive biology).

Responsibilities of the PhD candidate include karyotyping of plants, in situ hybridization (FISH, GISH) with a main focus on the localization of parental-specific repetitive elements using probes derived from NGS data as cytogenetic markers to investigate genome repatterning following hybridization. Further tasks include data processing and interpretation, presentations at international conferences and publications in IF journals.

Experience with karyological and cytological techniques, preferably in plants, is desired. The candidate should have an excellent command of English. Personal features should include reliability, patience, technical accuracy, flexibility, good social skills and the readiness to learn.

We offer creative work, the chance for personal development, a pleasant working atmosphere in a marvellous environment (Pruhonice Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site, www.pruhonickypark.cz/en/the-pruhonice-park/), and an excellent infrastructure at the Laboratory of Molecular Cytogenetics and Karyology (http://www.ibot.cas.cz/en/scientific-groups-and-laboratories/laboratory-of-molecular-cytogenetics-and-karyology/) under the leading of Dr. Alexander Belyayev. The PhD candidate will be enroled at Charles University in Prague, one of the oldest universities in Europe.

For more information, please contact Dr. Judith Fehrer (fehrer@ibot.cas.cz). Applications containing a motivation letter, a short CV and two references should be sent until 22. January 2017 to ibot@ibot.cas.cz.

 


 

In the project “Repeatome dynamics in the earliest evolutionary stages of apomictic plants” funded by the Czech Science Foundation,

a Postdoc Position in Bioinformatics

is available at the Institute of Botany (www.ibot.cas.cz/en/) of the Czech Academy of Sciences. Project begin is January 2017; the position is for 3 years and shall be filled as quickly as possible, with an option to be prolonged after the end of the project.

The project is aimed at a better understanding of mechanisms underlying the transition from sexual to apomictic reproduction. It brings together an interdisciplinary and international team of researchers who will tackle a complex biological question from various angles (cytogenetics, genomics, embryology, reproductive biology).

Tasks involve the de novo identification and quantification of genomic repeats from high-throughput sequencing data in the non-model hawkweed genus Hieracium in order to investigate genome repatterning following hybridization. The successful applicant will be involved in experimental design and statistical analysis, collaborate with wet-bench biologists and help to integrate the results into the bigger picture.

Prerequisites are a PhD in Biology, Genomics, Bioinformatics or a related field with at least two years of experience in Bioinformatics (preferably with a background in eukaryote genomes), a profound interest in the topic, the capacity to work independently as well as to contribute creatively to a team, and the proven ability to publish in renowned IF journals.

We offer an excellent infrastructure and a friendly working atmosphere in a marvellous environment (Pruhonice Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site, http://www.pruhonickypark.cz/en/the-pruhonice-park/) in the close vicinity of Prague and an option to become engaged in the future establishment of a central Bioinformatics unit at the Institute of Botany.

For more information, please contact Dr. Judith Fehrer (fehrer@ibot.cas.cz).

Applications containing a motivation letter, a short CV, a full publication list and two references should be sent until 15. January to ibot@ibot.cas.cz.

 


 

Postdoc position in the research of bioeffects of nanosecond electric pulses
at the Bioelectrodynamics research team, Institute of Photonics and Electronics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czechia

Project description
We are looking for applicants who have a desire to conduct top research in the bioelectromagnetics. The specific research project is on uncovering effects of intense pulsed nanosecond (ns) electric fields on cytoskeletal fibers with the ambitious goal of enabling future cancer treatment methods medicine and novel protein manipulation techniques in biotechnology.
As a postdoctoral researcher you will work in an interdisciplinary research team. Your primary task will be to ensure and perform physically well controlled experiments of ns pulsed electric fields on cytoskeletal fibers mostly in vitro. You will contribute also to the development and fabrication of microelectrode chips, compatible with advanced microscopy techniques, for the ns pulse treatment of cytoskeletal fibers and cells. You are expected to present your research results at international conferences and to write journal publications for highly ranked microwave, bioelectromagnetics, biotechnology, and interdisciplinary scientific journals.
Project funding is provided via Czech Science Foundation project of which your supervisor is grant holder.

Qualifications
The successful applicant is expected to already have a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering or Physical Engineering, or equivalent. The Ph.D. degree should be in high voltage or RF engineering. Furthermore, experience in bioelectrochemistry and in life science lab work is required. Prior wet-lab experience in cytoskeleton research and experience with numerical electromagnetic field simulators such as COMSOL Multiphysics or CST Microwave studio is of advantage.
The successful applicants should have an excellent academic track record, and well developed analytical and problem solving skills. We are looking for highly motivated young professionals, who are able to work independently as well as to be good team players. Good command of English orally and in writing is required to publish and to present results at international conferences and in international journals.
Candidate must be available to start his position from January/February 2017. The contract is for the year 2017 and extendable upon agreement.

Contact
For additional information about the position please contact Dr. Michal Cifra, team leader Bioelectrodynamics, http://www.ufe.cz/en/michal-cifra 
Lab webpage: http://bioed.ufe.cz/ 

To apply
Please send
- motivation letter on why you want to join the group (maximum one page)
- resume/CV
- list of publications
- two letters of recommendation
to Mrs. Plasilova, plasilova@ufe.czSTRICTLY with the subject UFE12. Name all your documents according to Lastname_Firstname.pdf.

 


 

Tender UFE-F11
Postdoctoral Research-fellow position in Nano-Optics

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 Statute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, announces an open competition for the position of (postdoctoral) research fellow in the group of Nano-optics. Successful candidate will carry out research on optical imaging of single protein dynamics funded by prestigious ERC-CZ project.

Requirements: Ph. D. degree in optics, optoelectronics, applied physics, or a similar field • excellent publication record • outstanding research experience and hands-on experimental skills in optics, preferably microscopy, plasmonics, or near-field optics • cross-disciplinary research interests in molecular biology or biophysics are of great advantage • excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a team-focused environment.

We offer: Interdisciplinary working environment • Unique experimental background of the Nano-optics research group • creative approaches involving innovative, high-impact research topics • full time employment with 5 weeks of vacation.

We ask that candidates send a structured CV containing a list of publications, at least two references, and a letter of motivation to Mrs. Plášilová (plasilova@ufe.cz). The subject line should include UFE-F11.

The deadline for applications is 30 November, 2016.

 


 

Experienced researcher in gas/vapour sorption and porosimetry - Leading Researcher

Organisation: Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics of Czech Academy of Sciences
Employer information
The Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics of the Czech Academy of Sciences is concerned in studies of structure and properties of rock medium, rocks, derived materials and special composite materials. Homepage: https://www.irsm.cas.cz/index_en.php
Job description
Successful applicant should conduct independent research in the field of gas and vapour sorption or porosimetry including planning and managing scientific projects and publishing in peer-reviewed journals.
Required qualifications and experience

  • Ph.D. in natural or technical field, preferably physical chemistry or chemical engineering

  • Experience in the field of gas and vapour sorption advantageous

  • ISI publications in relevant journals

  • Ability of independent research work

  • Experience and ability to lead a team

Practical details

  • The employment type is full-time

  • Location: Prague, Czech Republic

  • The initial appointment is for 2 years with a possibility for additional years and potential for becoming permanent position after first evaluation and good progress

  • The start date for the position is assumed at the end of the year 2016 but is negotiable

  • The proposal should contain CV, publication list, research interest, CV, reference contacts

Application deadline: 30th November 2016
The applications and other questions regarding this position should be directed to Martina Havelcová at havelcova@irsm.cas.cz.

 


 

Open postdoc / research fellow positions at The Institute of Plasma Physics in Prague, Tokamak Department 

The Tokamak department of the Institute of Plasma Physics of the CAS, Prague, Czech Republic is seeking candidates for postdoc / research fellow positions. The successful candidate will work within the Theory and modelling group. Positions are open in the following areas:
1.     Integrated modelling, support of COMPASS experiments.
2.     Tokamak edge and scrape-off layer modelling.
Apply by November 10, 2016.
Detailed description
The Tokamak department of the Institute of Plasma Physics (see http://www.ipp.cas.cz) is a major thermonuclear research laboratory in the Czech republic, located in Prague, which operates a compact tokamak—COMPASS. The Theory and modelling group of this department is focused on supporting COMPASS experiments by simulations as well as on contributing to international fusion research. Primary topics include integrated / transport modelling, edge and scrape-off layer physics, MHD or magnetic perturbations. We are currently aiming at expanding the group by two fellows, who would carry out research in the above listed areas.
The successful candidates will be responsible for performing research in one of the areas, closely linked to experiments on COMPASS and other tokamaks. Strong international collaboration is expected, primarily within EUROfusion laboratories.
The contract will be for 2 or 3 years with a possible prolongation or a subsequent permanent contract. The application deadline is November 10, 2016. Requirements
·     Doctoral degree in physics, computational physics or similar.
·     Experience in magnetic thermonuclear fusion research, preferentially in theory and modelling.
·     Strong computer science skills: numerical methods, programming (Python and Fortran preferred), data analysis.
·     Proficient English spoken and written.
Contacts
Please address your questions and applications (cover letter + CV) to Jakub Urban,urban@ipp.cas.cz, +420-26605-3396.

 


 

Experienced researcher in gas/vapour sorption and porosimetry
Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics of Czech Academy of Sciences is concerned in studies of structure and properties of rock medium, rocks, derived materials and special composite materials. Department of Geochemistry seeks 
Experienced researcher in gas/vapour sorption and porosimetry.
Employment Type: Full-time
Application deadline: 31st August 2016 
Successful applicant should conduct independent research in the field of gas and vapour sorption or prosimetry including planning and managing scientific projects and publishing in peer-reviewed journals. 
Required qualifications and experience:

  •          Ph.D. in natural or technical field, preferably physical chemistry or chemical engineering
  •          Experience in the field of gas and vapour sorption advantageous
  •          ISI publications in relevant journals
  •          Ability of independent research work

Applications must be received by 31st of August 2016.
Complete applications will consist of a Letter of research interest, CV, including publications list and past laboratory experience and two to three reference contacts. 
The applications and other questions regarding this position should be directed to
Martina Havelcova, V Holešovičkách 41, Praha 8, 182 09, at havelcova@irsm.cas.cz
Find more information on web site of the Department of Geochemistry

 


 

Institute of Physiology (www.fgu.cas.cz/en Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague) announces call for a Senior Research Team Leader position to be taken up at the Department of Neurochemistry
Senior team leader’s basic salary (taxable) is expected to be approx. 28,000 – 40,000 CZK per month; Institute’s remuneration rules apply (exact salary depending on candidate’s experience and research performance). Additional salary supplements may be covered by external funding.
Eligibility: PhD degree in relevant field or DSc Thesis
Selection criteria: Candidates will be selected on the basis of academic merit, as documented by peer-reviewed publications, quality of their research proposal and its relevance to major fields of basic and biomedical research conducted at the Institute of Physiology (http://www.fgu.cas.cz/en/about/60-about-the-institute) and especially sufficient experience regarding the molecular pharmacology of cholinergic neurotransmission, capability to attract external funding in a relevant research field, leadership/management skills, experience with a research stay in a foreign laboratory, fluent use of English.
The deadline for applications is 10 June 2016 Requirements

 


 

Institute of Physiology (www.fgu.cas.cz/en Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague) announces call for a Senior Research Team Leader position to be taken up at the Department of Experimental Hypertension
Senior team leader’s basic salary (taxable) is expected to be approx. 28,000 – 40,000 CZK per month; Institute’s remuneration rules apply (exact salary depending on candidate’s experience and research performance). Additional salary supplements may be covered by external funding.
Eligibility: PhD degree in cardiovascular research or DSc Thesis
Selection criteria: Candidates will be selected on the basis of academic merit, as documented by peer- reviewed publications, quality of their research proposal and its relevance to major fields of basic and biomedical research conducted at the Institute of Physiology (http://www.fgu.cas.cz/en/about/60-about-the-institute) and especially sufficient experience regarding the experimental cardiovascular and/or renal research in rodents, capability to attract external funding in a relevant research field, leadership/management skills, experience with a research stay in a foreign laboratory, fluent use of English.
The deadline for applications is 10 June 2016 Requirements

 




Institute of Physiology (www.fgu.cas.cz/en Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague) announces call for a Senior Research Team Leader position to be taken up at the Department of Adipose Tissue Biology
Senior team leader’s basic salary (taxable) is expected to be approx. 28,000 – 40,000 CZK per month; Institute’s remuneration rules apply (exact salary depending on candidate’s experience and research performance). Additional salary supplements may be covered by external funding.
Eligibility: PhD degree in relevant field or DSc Thesis
Selection criteria: Candidates will be selected on the basis of academic merit, as documented by peer-reviewed publications, quality of their research proposal and its relevance to major fields of basic and biomedical research conducted at the Institute of Physiology (http://www.fgu.cas.cz/en/about/60-about-the-institute) and especially sufficient experience regarding the role of nutrition and inter-organ interactions in pathophysiology of metabolic syndrome, capability to attract external funding in a relevant research field, leadership/management skills, experience with a research stay in a foreign laboratory, fluent use of English.
The deadline for applications is 10 June 2016 Requirements

 



Deputy Director for Czech Centre for Phenogenomics, Vestec, Czech Republic The Czech Centre for Phenogenomics (CCP) is currently seeking a Deputy Director to serve as part of the management team and co-leading a Phenotyping Module. Requirements

 


 

The Global Change Research Institute CAS seeks a postdoctoral research fellow with the focus on analysis of eddy covariance data. The main task will be to analyze and interpret data from eddy-covariance measurement in different sites and to publish the results. The position is available from summer 2016. Requirements

 



The Global Change Research Institute CAS seeks a research fellow with the focus on analysis of eddy covariance data. The main task will be to analyze and interpret data from eddy-covariance measurement in different sites and to publish the results. The position is available from summer 2016. Requirements

 



Position in social and policy analysis of ecosystem services. The Global Change Research Centre (CzechGlobe), Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Department of Human Dimensions of Global Change, seeks a postdoc research assistant or junior scientist with the research focus in the areas of valuation of ecosystem services, behavioral and socio-economic aspects of ecosystem services, cost-benefit analysis and agricultural economics and policy. Requirements

 



The Global Change Research Centre, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, seeks a postdoc research fellow or junior scientist with the following research focus: Interpretation of data measured at the Atmospheric Station Křešín u Pacova. The Atmospheric Station Křešín u Pacova is a new monitoring and research infrastructure that started operation in 2013. It consists mainly of a 250 m tall tower and is a monitoring point for greenhouse gases, selected aerosol properties and gaseous pollutants. Ancillary meteorological measurements are conducted, too. The Atmospheric Station offers broad opportunities for multidisciplinary research focused on climate change, air composition and air quality. Requirements

 



Institute of Plasma Physics of the Czech Academy of Science, Prague, Czech Republic, is seeking a talented, motivated scientific software developer. Our team develops high-quality scientific software within the international fusion community. The candidate will primarily work with Jakub Urban and the CODAC team on software for integrated simulations in plasma physics and on data acquisition and handling software for large fusion experiments, applied to the COMPASS tokamak and future experiments like ITER or JT-60SA. Requirements

 



Institute of Plasma Physics, AS CR, v.v.i., seeks candidates for Junior researcher positions in the Department of Materials Engineering. Our research focuses in interaction of plasma with materials, in particular plasma spraying and spark plasma sintering. Further details on our research may be checked at www.ipp.cas.cz/Mi/ Requirements

 




The Global Change Research Centre, AS CR, v. v. i., in accordance with the Act No.283/1992 On the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, as amended by the Act No. 420/2005, and in accordance with the Statute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, announces an open competition for the position of the research fellow with the focus on analysis of eddy covariance data. Requirements

 



The Global Change Research Centre, AS CR, v. v. i., in accordance with the Act No.283/1992 On the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, as amended by the Act No. 420/2005, and in accordance with the Statute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, announces an open competition for the position of the postdoctoral research fellow with the focus on analysis of eddy covariance data. Requirements