15. October 2018 - Nuclear Physics Institute
Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Research Scientist in Neutron Powder Diffraction
15. October 2018 - Nuclear Physics Institute
Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Research Scientist in Neutron Powder Diffraction
Nuclear Physics Institute

Rež, Czech Republic


A post-doctoral position is open at the Nuclear Physics Institute in ?ež, Czech Republic, for an instrument scientist who will be responsible for the operation and further development of the neutron powder diffractometer MEREDIT and conducting research using neutron diffraction in the field of condensed matter physics and material research in collaboration with external users.

Description of Institution

Nuclear Physics Institute CAS (NPI), public research institution, conducts research in a broad field of nuclear physics, experimental as well as theoretical. The Department of Neutron Physics at NPI operates several neutron scattering instruments including the neutron powder diffractometer MEREDIT (http://neutron.ujf.cas.cz/meredit). In the frame of CANAM infrastructure, this diffractometer serves both internal and external users to study crystal structures in-situ under various sample conditions (high and low temperatures, mechanical loading).

Job description

The successful candidate will be responsible for the research program at the powder diffractometer MEREDIT, developing its capability and related experimental methods, including in-situ techniques and data analysis methods. This position involves collaboration with external users of the diffractometer by providing expertise and support during experiments, participation on data analysis and publication of results. The candidate is also expected to develop his/her own research program in the area related to the scientific scope of the diffractometer MEREDIT.
The duration of the fixed-term contract is up to three years (renewable for a further period subject to performance), starting at the earliest convenience of the successful candidate. We offer the work in a group of motivated researchers, professional growth, and a competitive salary (depending on experience and potential in research).
Please address specific questions to this position to: Dr. Jan Saroun, saroun@ujf.cas.cz

Requested Profile

Applicants are expected to have, or be working towards, a doctoral degree (PhD) in a relevant scientific field such as material physics, chemistry, crystallography, materials engineering or a related field. Ability of autonomous scientific work evidenced by a publication record in peer reviewed scientific journals, flexibility and teamwork, fluent communication in English are all requirements. Experience with diffraction methods and programs for Rietveld analysis is most welcome.


Dr. Pavel Strunz



How to Apply

Please send your application including motivation letter, curriculum vitae with a publication record, copy of diploma and/or PhD certificate and references, by e-mail to Dr Pavel Strunz.

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