Researcher in electron crystallography methods

  • organizace/společnost
    Institute of Physics CAS
    PhysicsMathematical physics
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • uzávěrka přihlášek
    28/03/2021 18:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Czech Republic › Prague
  • typ smlouvy
  • status zaměstnání


The Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, v. v. i. (FZU) is a public research institution, focusing on basic and applied research in physics. The Institute of Physics is the largest of the institutes of the Czech Academy of Sciences with more than 1300 employees, including a considerable number of international workers. The ambition of the Institute of Physics is to push forward the boundaries of knowledge and to conduct first-rate research in the fields of elementary particles, condensed systems and solid particles, optics, plasma physics and laser physics.


Laboratory of electron crystallography Prague, Czech Republic invites applications for the position of the


Researcher in electron crystallography methods


The successful candidate (m/f) will become a part of an internationally recognized research team led by Dr. Lukas Palatinus. He/she will participate in the development and application of electron crystallography methods.


What you will do

● Develop and implement structure refinement methods for electron crystallography

● Test new algorithms on experimental data

● Perform diffraction experiments in a transmission electron microscope

● Process electron diffraction data

● Solve and refine crystal structures

● Prepare scientific publications

● Present your research at international scientific conferences


What we do

● Focus on structure determination using methods of electron crystallography, in particular the 3DED method

● Develop new approaches in structure analysis of micro- and nanocrystals

● Customize and optimize data collection strategies of 3DED data in transmission electron microscope

● Develop widely used crystallographic software Superflip. Jana2006/Jana2020, PETS2

● Apply the methods to diverse range of scientific problems of chemistry and materials science

● Maintain many international collaborations

● Present the results on the international meetings and conferences

● More information on the web page of the laboratory: https://www.fzu.cz/en/research/divisions-and-departments/division-3/department-19/laboratory-1901



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● Working in an international and creative environment

● Unique research facilities

● Training and development possibilities (seminars, workshops, conferences, high-quality language courses, soft skills training)

● Support of your work-life balance – flexible work hours, work from home, extended vacations

● In-house tennis / volleyball court, table tennis

● And more benefits such as Multisport card, meal allowance, kindergarten operated by the ASCR







Eligibility criteria

Terms of employment


Start of employment as soon as possible, depending on the availability of the applicant.

1- 2-year contract with possible extension up to five years, full-time (part-time negotiable)

Selection process

Application procedure


Please send your CV (1-2 pages PDF), motivation letter (1-page A4 PDF) and any publication record to the email address below.

Mgr. Monika Svobodová, Cukrovarnická 10/112 | 162 00 Praha 6| Czech Republic Email: monika.svobodova@fzu.cz


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požadované zkušenosti v oblasti výzkumu

  • roky výzkumné praxe
    1 - 4


  • požadovaná úroveň vzdělání
    Physics: PhD or equivalent
  • požadované jazykové znalosti
    ENGLISH: Excellent


● PhD in physics, chemistry, material science or mineralogy

● Practical knowledge of crystallographic methods (x-ray, neutron and/or electron)

● At least basic knowledge of programming (Fortran/C/C++/Python)

● Advanced English, written and spoken

zvláštní požadavky

● Experience with electron microscopy and electron diffraction, both experimental and theoretical (physics of electron-matter interaction)

● Familiarity with the operating system MS Windows

● Systematic approach to problem solving

● Ability to write a scientific text

● Presentation skills

Map Information

místo výkonu práce Místa osobní podpory
místo výkonu práce
8 position(s) available at
Institute of Physics CAS
Czech Republic
Czech Republic
162 00
Cukrovarnická 10/112

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