ExPro Postdoctoral Fellowship

Project supervisor: Petr Nachtigall

Postdoc Position in Computational Material Science and Catalysis

The Faculty of Science, Charles University (Prague, Czechia) invites applications for a Post-doctoral position in the Department of Physical and Macromolecular Chemistry.

The position is open for researchers experienced with computational simulations of materials using electronic structure theory and molecular dynamics. Work will focus on modeling the catalytic processes taking place in zeolites with the focus on understanding of the catalytic activities of traditional 3D zeolite and novel 2D zeolites. The research will focus on understanding the reaction mechanisms; both traditional 0 K potential energy surface exploration and biased ab initio molecular dynamics approaches will be applied. For more information on the research and people involved see cucam.cuni.cz or contact petr.nachtigall@natur.cuni.cz.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Ph.D. or other appropriate level 8 ISCED (International Standard Classification of Education) qualification completed within the last seven years.

  • The applicant must have had at least 2 published, peer-reviewed research outputs in the last 3 years.

  • p>All research activities will be conducted in English; knowledge of the Czech language is not required.

Selection process:

Selection will be based on the relevance of candidates’ professional interests and experience and on excellence in research achievements.

Position duration, starting date and remuneration:

The position tenure is 24 months (first contract for 12 months), starting on January 1st 2020 or later. The gross monthly salary is 2,000 EUR and benefits, including health insurance and social insurance coverage.

Required application materials: 

  • Cover letter including a personal statement of research interests

  • Curriculum vitae with the list of publications

  • Contact details for 2–3 referees (references)

How to submit application materials: 

Please email required application materials to Prof. Petr Nachtigallpetr.nachtigall@natur.cuni.cz, using subject “ExPro position”. 


Application deadline:

The application deadline is October 5th, 2019. Subsequently, the applications´ review will begin immediately and should be finished by the end of October.