Prírodovedecká fakultaUniverzita Komenského v Bratislave


Multiple Postdoctoral Positions in Laboratory for Advanced Materials

We are seeking multiple motivated postdoctoral researchers in Chemistry, Materials Science or related area to conduct state-of-the-art research in recently established Laboratory for Advanced Materials (LAM) at Comenius University (CU) in Bratislava, Slovakia. LAM is a European Union and CU co-funded facility with focus on development, characterization and application of novel materials including, inorganic and organic nanostructures, complex assemblies and clusters, narrow-bandgap perovskites, etc. There are currently two open positions:

Position 1: Inorganic Nanocrystals Synthesis. Desired skills:

  • Strong background in colloidal synthesis of chalcogenide semiconductor nanocrystals

  • Experience with preparation of semiconductor -semiconductor, -metal assemblies, core-shell structures, giant quantum dots, quantum rods with metal tips or similar structures.

  • Experience with shape and crystalline-phase control, preparation of 2D nanoplatelets, TMDCs or similar structures

  • Experience with basic structural (e.g., TEM) and electronic characterization (e.g., UV VIS, emission spectroscopy) of colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals

  • Experience with studies of catalytic and/or photocatalytic chemical reactions is a plus, but it is not essential


 Position 2: Organic Synthesis. Desired skills:

  • Strong background in organic chemical synthesis involving aromatic condensations particularly synthesis of PAHs including purification and product separation

  • Ability to execute complex, multistep organic syntheses and product characterization independently

  • Strong background in MALDI-MS and experience with other methods of characterization of organic compounds, such as: NMR, FTIR, GPC, Raman Spectroscopy

  • Experience with electrochemistry, UVVIS absorption and emission spectroscopy

  • Experience with fabrication of (opto-)electronic devices using organic/organometallic compounds is beneficial, but not essential

The candidates for both positions must:

  • Be fluent in English (written and spoken)

  • Have completed PhD in a relevant area of science or engineering.

  • Have demonstrated record of scientific research achievement (through publications, citations, and presentations) in one or more areas mentioned above.

Where You Will Work. Located in Bratislava, capital of Slovakia, Comenius University is the premier Slovak university. LAM is located on the campus of Comenius University in the recently constructed Comenius University Science Park By joining LAM, you will be participating in multidisciplinary research including theory, materials synthesis, characterization and development of applications. You will have an opportunity to interact/collaborate with researchers from the Comenius University, Slovak Technical University and Slovak academy of Sciences as well as other research teams within the EU and US.

Equal Opportunity. Comenius University is an equal opportunity employer. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation.

Compensation. The financial compensation/salary will be at the EU level, depending on experience.

Contact information: If you are interested in any of the positions, please contact Milan Sykora ( directly about this position. A cover letter and resume are required.