Post-doc in diffusion and solid state at Charles University in Prague

A post-doctoral position is available on Dynamics of novel microporous materials based on metal organic framework

The project addresses structural characterization and detailed investigation
of dynamics related to adsorption properties of novel microporous materials
based on stable metal-organic frameworks.

The major activities related to the position include advanced spectroscopic
characterization of the newly synthesized materials and a thorough
investigation of rotational and translational mobilities of the system
components – the microporous framework as well as the adsorbed species such as
methane, carbon dioxide, hydrogen or water. For this purpose there are
available two NMR spectrometers equipped for variable temperature multinuclear
liquid and solid state measurements under static as well as the magic angle
spinning conditions. The spectrometers are also equipped with a strong pulsed
field gradient accessory for the state-of-art studies of translational
diffusion in heterogeneous systems and for microimaging. Complementary
techniques such as differential scanning calorimetry, gel permeation
chromatography, optical spectroscopies etc. will be also utilized.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. and strong background in physics or physical
chemistry, especially in NMR spectroscopy (ideally including relaxation and/or
diffusion measurements), thermodynamics, and experimental data processing.

The project will be supervised by Dr. Jan Lang, associate professor,
Department of Low Temperature Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics,
Charles University (e-mail contact:

These positions offer:

1 year contract from October 2018 with a possible renewal in case of
mutual interest
the salary comparable to the starting salary of an Assistant Professor at
the Faculty

Interested candidates should submit:

brief description of research expertise and plans (1–2 pages)
list of publications
copy of PhD thesis (or a link for downloading)
two letters of recommendation

!!!!! Submissions should be emailed to not later
than July 15, 2018. Shortlisted candidates may be invited for an interview.

Jan Lang
Associate Professor

Charles University in Prague
Faculty of Mathematics & Physics
Department of Low Temperature Physics
V Holesovickach 2
CZ-180 00 Prague 8
Czech Republic