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The Regional Centre of Advanced Technologies and Materials (RCPTM) is seeking talented and ambitious postdoctoral researchers to jointly submit proposals for the European and Global Marie Skłodowska-Curie 2020 individual fellowships MSCA-IF-2020.

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RCPTM is a scientific and research centre connected to the Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc. It was established in 2010 and nowadays comprises more than 130 employees and scientists from more than 20 countries, supported with state of the art facilities. The selected MSCA Individual Fellows will collaborate with our scientists on ambitious projects.

The fellowship is designed to help young researchers to launch successful academic careers. You will gain valuable research experience aiming at top rated publications while making influential contacts (RCPTM has four world ranked highly cited researchers). We will offer you a comprehensive package of support such as additional funding of 600 euros/per month on top of the MSCA supergross salary (3000 €/month).

We constantly strive for excellent research and collaboration with exceptional scientists, and we consider the Marie Skłodowska-Curie individual fellowships as a benchmark for scientific distinction in Europe and worldwide.



Potential candidates need to hold a doctoral degree (Ph.D.), or at least four years’ full-time research experience and have not resided in the Czech Republic for more than 12 months during the last 3 years, at the time of the deadline. More details about eligibility can be found at Marie Skłodowska-Curie dedicated website and in MSCA Work Programme 2018 – 2020.

We particularly welcome expressions of interest from researchers in the following nanomaterial research areas:

  • a) new and emerging nanomaterials;
  • b) energy production and storage; i.e. (photo)electrocatalysis for hydrogen production, and catalysis for high-energy content organic molecules, supercapacitors and batteries;
  • c) catalysis towards organic molecules related to pharmaceutics and other valuable products;
  • d) magnetism;
  • e) sensing, environmental remediation and separation technologies;
  • f) nanomedicine, drug delivery systems and imaging agents;
  • g) theoretical evaluation of the above materials and modelling.


Submit an application including a CV and a separate list with 5 most important publications of the 5 last years to: andrea.nogova@upol.cz. Letters of recommendation will be requested on the second selection round. Screening of applicants will start immediately.




“Plasmonic photocatalysis” supervised by Dr. Alberto Naldoni

The Photoelectrochemical Division of the Regional Centre of Advanced Technologies and Materials at Palacký University in Olomouc (Czech Republic) announce the opening of a new postdoctoral position in plasmonic catalysis for biomass conversion. The successful candidate will design, fabricate, and functionalize plasmonic arrays of nanoantennas and test them for solar fuel generation and selective chemical transformations.

Required experiences:

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related fields
  • Fabrication of plasmonic nanostructures arranged in periodic arrays or synthesized as nanocrystals
  • Photocatalysis for hydrogen evolution and/or sustainable chemicals
  • Experience in Computational Nanophotonics is not required, but will be positively considered



We offer a stimulating environment, attractive salary, and a unique opportunity to join research center with state of the art instrumentation including plasma-assisted deposition methods (HiPIMS, PECVD), cryoHRTEM, AFM, STM, FIB/SEM, SEM, SQUID, PPMS, XPS and advanced Raman spectroscopy, GDOES, in-field Mössbauer spectroscopy, NMR, fluorescence spectroscopy, scanning electrochemical microscopy, and full laboratory dedicated to photocatalysis, electrochemistry and photoelectrochemistry. The candidate will also have the possibility to access clean room facilities.

Formal requirements:

PhD or equivalent in any field of Chemistry, Nanophotonics, Electrical Engineering, good publication record, excellent oral and written English.

Research Fields

Photocatalysis – Nanophotonics – Physical Chemistry

Career Stage

Experienced researcher or 4-10 yrs. (Post-Doc)

Research Profiles

Recognized Researcher (R2)

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Submit an application including a curriculum vitae and a list of publications to: alberto.naldoni@upol.cz. Screening of applicants will resume immediately. The successful candidate will receive a two-years appointment at Palacký University in Olomouc in the Czech Republic.