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Job description:

The postdoc will work within the research group of Optics and Lasers that is part of the DEP and that is responsible for the laboratory of plasma-induced breakdown spectroscopy. The main activities of the group are experimental investigations on laser spectroscopy for both qualitative and quantitative analysis. Particularly, single and double pulse laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy, fast and ultrafast lasers (ns, ps, ft), fiber laser or OPO, plasma re-excitation (R-LIBS, RE-LIBS, LIBS-LIF), molecular spectroscopy (LAMIS, CRM) and combinations of the techniques related to the above fields. Experimental activities are supported by chemometric methods and computer simulations. Main focus of the research group is to analyze fusion-relevant plasma-facing components for the study of fuel retention, quantification and material migration.

The postdoc is namely expected to realize and evaluate experiments based on laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy. Different pulse width Nd:YAG lasers and a tunable OPO are expected to comprise the main tool. The diagnostic methods include laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS), laser-induced fluorescence (LIF), Raman, laser ablation molecular isotopic spectrometry (LAMIS). Some of them have a long tradition at the workplace, such as LIBS, other (Raman, LIF, LAMIS) should be assembled by the applicant. It is expected that the postdoc, in optimum case skilled in laser-based plasma diagnostic methods, optical emission spectroscopy, intensified CCD plasma imaging and/or electrical characterization of plasmas, will be a part of the team closely collaborating with other institutions from the Slovak Republic (e.g., International Laser Center) and from abroad to implement the novel approaches and methods to deepen the understanding of investigated plasma-based techniques. Also, as part of the mission of the CU, successful applicants are also expected to contribute to the teaching activities of the DEP.

Wage, accommodation and insurance:

The candidate is entitled to receive a wage of approx. 1700 EUR (brut) /month. Accommodation is available in a dormitory (around 150 Eur). The health insurance is also covered by the University.

Type of contract: temporary position with 1-year contract (with possible prolongation for another year), non-academic

Working hours: 1 FTE (full-time employment of 37,5 hours per week)

Application Process:

Applicants are required to submit following documents by e-mail to Prof. Pavel Veis (pavel.veis@fmph.uniba.sk) by August 15th 2021

  • CV with a list of recent publications
  • copy of PhD diploma
  • recommendation letter
  • brief motivation letter Selection Process Received applications will be considered carefully in line with principles of the CU.

Selection criteria: (i) meeting qualification requirements described above, (ii) all required documents provided. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a personal or online interview.

Postdoctoral researcher

Position Type
Position Type
Postdoc position
Host institute type
Host institute type
Academic
Host institute
Host institute
Comenius University Bratislava, Slovakia
Location
Location
Bratislava, Slovakia
Format
Format
Requires physical presence
Starting Date
Starting Date
01-10-2021
Date for Application Deadline
Date for Application Deadline
Duration of position
Duration of position
1-year contract
Candidate level
Candidate level
Doctoral or post-doctoral (in progress)
Doctoral or post-doctoral (completed)
Candidate level comments
The applicant (age under 35 years old) must have:
1. Ph.D. Degree in Physics, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering or nearby scientific fields, eventually to be close to the successful finishing of the Ph.D. study, completed maximum 3 years before the intended start of the postdoc (i.e. not before Oct 2018).
2. solid knowledge and experience in laser physics, optical spectroscopy, plasmas and chemistry.
3. skills in numerical treatment of measured data (e.g., in Matlab/Octave, Python or similar)
4. good communication skills (oral and written) in English. Spanish or French are welcome. No diploma is mandatory.
5. publication record in peer-reviewed journals

The applicant should have a strong motivation for research and to be able to contribute with creative ideas, be ready to work independently as well as in a group, be prepared to collaborate with scientists from
other research groups and/or universities, and be able to co-manage students.
Compensation
Compensation
Yes
Contact person
Contact person
Prof. Pavel Veis or Dr. Alicia Marín Roldán
Contact person email
Contact person email
External Link
Required competences
Required competences
Key Duties:
1. to get acquainted with devices, approaches and methods for laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy
2. to set up the experiment and independently carry out the experimental work for characterization of studied samples using LIBS.
3. to analyze the measured data and to use these results as feedback for establishing further experiments
4. to participate in the research activities and projects with other colleagues
5. to publish the research outputs and present them at international conferences and workshops
6. to propose and develop new areas of research within the research group
7. to participate in preparing the research project proposals, including international funding opportunities.
Other remarks
Other remarks
FMFI, UK is an equal opportunity employer. We support diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
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