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.
Accommodation and insurance:
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)
Applicants are required to submit following documents by e-mail to Prof. Pavel Veis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- CV with a list of recent publications
- copy of PhD diploma
- recommendation letter
- brief motivation letter