Postdoctoral Fellowship in the field of Plasma Science for Biomedical Applications

Brno (CZ)
06 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
28 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

POSTDOC POSITION in the field of plasma science for biomedical applications

Department    Department of Physical ElectronicsFaculty of Science 

Deadline     28 Jan 2018

Start date    March 2018 

Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic invites excellent scientists to apply for a  

POSTDOC POSITION in the field of plasma science for biomedical applications 

The research focus of the R&D centre CEPLANT within Masaryk University is on providing surface nanoscience-based clean technology solutions to industry on the basis of needs-driven fundamental research of international excellence in the fields of plasma physics and plasma-chemistry. The scope aims to cover the whole value chain – from fundamental research up to technology transfer, where the basic nanoscience research is oriented preferably on developing the next-generation plasma-based nanotechnologies and applications. 

The postdoc will have access to the whole structure of the R&D centre CEPLANT and he/she will lead and participate in R&D projects oriented towards future application in biotechnologies. He/she will deal with fundamental research of plasma discharges and their diagnostics or modelling. On a daily basis, he/she will carry out the plasma treatment of different materials, the process of optimisation and surface analysis. Moreover, he/she will participate in the development of the plasma devices. 
The successful candidate should: 

  • be a researcher who has received a PhD or its equivalent within the last 7 years 
  • be a researcher who has worked at least two whole years in the last three outside the territory of the Czech Republic in the field of research with a working time of at least 0.5 full-time equivalent, or who has been PhD student (or equivalent) abroad 
  • have a publishing record – in the last three years at least two publication outputs registered in the Thomson Reuters Web of Science, Scopus or ERIH PLUS databases and at the same time publications such as “articles”, “books”, “book chapters”, “letters” and “reviews”. The applicant must be the principal author of at least one publication (according to the subject specificity it may be as the first author, the corresponding/reprint author, or the role of the individual authors stated in the article). 
  • have experience in the field of atmospheric pressure plasma technologies for sterilisation and disinfection applications or for the preparation of antimicrobial surfaces 
  • have experience with research projects (an advantage) 
  • have excellent communication skills and an ability to collaborate with multiple teams 

The application should include: 

  • a CV including a summary of work experience, publication activity, involvement in research grants, etc. 
  • a Cover Letter 
  • contact information for at least three referees 

MU offers the opportunity to gain:    

  • an interesting job in a dynamically-expanding university area 
  • diverse and challenging work in an excellent research environment 
  • possible tenure track with an initial appointment for two years 
  • a professional team and a pleasant working environment 
  • interaction with leading scientists in an inspiring, internationalised environment 
  • a Welcome Service for the successful candidate and his/her family 

Anticipated start date: The position is available from March 2018. 
The submission date is 28 January 2018.  
Please submit your application (or informal enquiries) by e-mail to  
A review of applications will commence immediately after the deadline. Short-listed candidates will be invited for interview within one month of the deadline. 
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