Postdoctoral fellow in the field of Laser-Matter Interaction and Optics

About position:

The Postdoctoral Researcher will be involved in the development of novel approaches to the fabrication of a new generation of detectors and chemical biosensors, based on nanomaterials. He/she will perform scientific experiments in the frames of the SenDiSo project (“Sensors and Detectors for Future Information Society” funded by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of Czech Republic, Excellent Research call of the Johannes Amos Comenius Programme) in the direction of designing new nanomaterials with laser light and laser-assisted assembling them into useful structures (microelectrodes, circuits, transistors, etc.) for environmental monitoring (portable sensors for pollution monitoring) and improved medical diagnostics. The SenDiSo project is led by Dr. Jakub Dostalek, Institute of Physics of ASCR, and, at the HiLASE Centre, it is led by Professor Nadezhda Bulgakova, the Head of the Department “Scientific Laser Applications”.

What’s going to fill your calendar:

  • Active participation in performing research experiments;
  • Development of collaborations with external research teams;
  • Preparation of scientific publications; delivering oral and written reports/presentations

Your skills and technical capabilities are:


  • Ph.D. in Physics, Optics, Materials Science, or other relevant discipline.

Qualifications Required:

  • Experience in experimental work with short and ultrashort laser pulses;
  • Ability to design laser optics for ultrashort-pulse laser processing;
  • Experience in laser fabrication of nanomaterials, plasma physics, and physics of laser-matter interaction;
  • Familiar with characterization techniques for analyzing processed samples;
  • Good written and oral communication skills (English);
  • Ability to learn new scientific areas;
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse teams.

In return, you will get from us:

  • Opportunity to participate in a unique scientific project
  • Interesting and varied work where you definitely won’t get bored
  • Possibility of self-realization and application of own ideas
  • Time flexibility
  • Support for further education, personal development, and growth
  • One-year position with possible extension
  • 5 weeks of vacation, 6 Personal Leave Days
  • Creative young team, Social Events, Teambuildings
  • A place with a team spirit where it is a pleasure to work

More about us:

Superlasers for the real world – this is the main mission of the HiLASE Laser Center. It is located in Dolní Břežany near Prague and is part of the largest institute of the Academy of Science of the Czech Republic, the Institute of Physics ASCR (FZÚ). His international team is engaged in developing laser technology for the high-tech industry. A great mission attracts great people! Join a team full of potential, creativity, and ambition to push Czech science beyond its current limits!

Our vision:

To become one of the respected leaders defining the trends in high power laser applications. To be the first-choice R&D partner for companies and research organizations seeking innovative laser technologies and solutions, on the Earth and beyond…

Our mission:

We are eager to push the boundaries of laser technologies beyond their current limits, search for new applications and contribute to the prosperity of the Czech and European economy, daily lives of people and sustainable future. We strive to inspire the next generation of laser scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs.

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If you think we could work well together, send me your CV and a few words on why you would like to be our new member. We look forward to hearing from you!

Bc. Olga Lakomá

HR Team Leader
HiLASE Centre
Institute of Physics ASCR, v.v.i.
Za Radnicí 828, 25241 Dolní Břežany, Czech Republic

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