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Key foreign researcher at the Research Centre of Cosmic Rays and Radiation Events in the Atmosphere (CRREAT)

Nuclear Physics Institute of the CAS, v. v. i., announces a selection procedure for the position

Key foreign researcher at the Research Centre of Cosmic Rays and Radiation Events in the Atmosphere (CRREAT).

The CRREAT team performs measurements of the atmospheric radiation and ionization events using satellites, aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles, monitoring cars, and ground stations. The CRREAT project (www.crreat.eu) shall contribute to the improvement of space weather models, air transport safety, and global navigation systems reliability.

Objectives of the project CRREAT are to deepen the knowledge about the relation between atmospheric phenomena and ionizing radiation, and to clarify phenomena causing variations of the secondary cosmic particles (SCP) in the atmosphere. 

Job description:

  • Management of scientific activities of the whole team consisting of 15 researchers from three institutions: NPI of the CAS, Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP) of the CAS, Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague (FEE CTU)

  • Participation in the team's scientific activities, in the preparation of scientific papers, articles and their publication, presentations of results at conferences, preparation of grant proposals (applications), assistance in supervision work of undergraduate and graduate students

 Requirements:

  • University education in physics or applied mathematics or related fields

  • Work in a foreign scientific and research (R&D) institution within five years (2009-2013), where the employee carried out independent active research for at least 36 consecutive calendar months

  • A person well recognized in his/her field at the international level, meeting the requirements for level R3 or R4 (Established Researcher / Leading Researcher), i.e.:

  • Rich history of publishing

  • Strong leadership skills

  • Demonstrable success in obtaining grants in international R&D programs

  • Other R&D experience standardly required for senior researchers in prestigious foreign R&D workplaces

  • English language knowledge at level B2

We offer:

  • Full-time employment (in case of the applicant's interest even shorter, but at least 0.5 FTE) until October 31, 2022, fully implemented at the CRREAT project workplace

  • In case of interest, we offer the possibility of further cooperation even after the end of the project

  • Possibility to participate in the payment of costs associated with the moving

  • 5 weeks of vacation, flexible/reduced working hours, lunch vouchers, support of leisure activities

  • The workplace is located in Prague 8, Czech Republic, at the Department of Radiation Dosimetry, Nuclear Physics Institute of the CAS v. v. i.

Max. monthly gross salary for full-time employment: CZK 84,000

Expected date of commencement: as soon as possible, no later than June 2021

Send CV, cover letter and references to contact:

Ondrej Ploc (ploc@ujf.cas.cz) and Josef Šalamon (salamon@ujf.cas.cz)

Scientist in the Electron Spectroscopy Group

Nuclear Physics Institute of the CAS, v. v. i.

offers a scientist position in the Electron Spectroscopy Group which is fully involved in the international project KATRIN (KArlsruhe TRItium Neutrino experiment). The aim of the project is the experimental determination of the neutrino mass with the unprecedented precision, by a factor of 10 better in comparison with the predecessors.     

For KATRIN, the group is developing and supplying calibration sources of mono-energetic electrons with energy stability at level of several ppm. Such sources are intensively used for the systematic and monitoring measurements at KATRIN. For info about the project see: https://www.katrin.kit.edu,  http://www.ujf.cas.cz/cs/oddeleni/oddeleni-jaderne-spektroskopie/vyzkum/mereni-hmotnosti-neutrina/

The position is initially for 3 years. Suitable starting date is September 1st, 2021. The position can be prolonged upon mutual agreement.

 

Job description:

-       participation in preparation and test of the calibration sources

-       participation in analysis of experimental data obtained at KATRIN project

-       preparation of the scientific papers and presentations

-       preparation of grant applications

-       supervision of the undergraduate and graduate student works

-       cooperation with project partners

 

The scientist requirements:

-       PhD degree in nuclear or particle physics with minimum 4 years work experience in the field

-       experience with international project is welcomed

-       knowledge about vacuum apparatuses, measurement of the electric quantities

-       mathematical skills, familiarity with Windows, LINUX, ROOT, C++

-       knowledge of English

-       ability to present results at scientific and technical meetings

-       ability to work in team

 

Application (we accept Adobe, Word, Plain text formats) should include:

-       application letter (motivation for application including)

-       curriculum vitae (education, positions, eventually pedagogical experience)

-       copy of PhD diploma

-       applicant bibliography (articles, reports, presentations, conf. contributions, others)

 

Address for application:

                        Nuclear Spectroscopy Department

                        Nuclear Physics Institute of the CAS

                        CZ – 250 68 Rez

                        Czech Republic

 

Interview: It is anticipated that interviews for the position will be also held.

Questions regarding the scientist position can be directed to Dr. Drahoslav Vénos, venos@ujf.cas.cz, phone: +420 212 241 677 or +420 721 599 130.

 

 

Scientist for CRL DRD research group of the RAMSES project

Scientist for CRL DRD research group of the RAMSES project

 

The main objective of RAMSES project is extension of institutional infrastructure and establishment of the accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) laboratory.

 

Job description:

  • application of 14C analysis and development of related analytical methods
  • preparation of scientific papers and presentations at international conferences
  • preparation of grant applications

 

Requirements

  • minimum seven years practice of research in Natural Sciences (physics, chemistry) or related fields (analysis of substances in environment, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry)
  • corresponding publication activity
  • very good knowledge of English
  • reliability, diligence

 

We offer

  • one-year contract with possible prolongation
  • stability of public research institution
  • five weeks of vacation + one week of addition vacation
  • lunch vouchers
  • support of leisure activities
  • possibility to apply for corporate housing (by Czech Academy of Sciences)

 

The gross salary offer is 56 000 CZK per month.

The job start is negotiable during 2020.

Please, send CV and the contact to brabcova@ujf.cas.cz

 

 

Postdoctoral researcher for CRL DRD research group of the RAMSES project

Postdoctoral researcher for CRL DRD research group of the RAMSES project

 

The main objective of RAMSES project is extension of institutional infrastructure and establishment of the accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) laboratory.

 

Job description:

  • analysis with chromatographic methods, analysis of stable isotopes
  • 14C analysis in selected sample types
  • preparation of scientific papers and presentations at international conferences
  • preparation of grant applications

 

Requirements

  • doctoral degree in Natural Sciences (physics, chemistry) or related fields (postdoctoral fellowship is available only until five years after having received doctoral degree)
  • experience with chromatography and/or stable isotope analysis
  • very good knowledge of English

 

We offer

  • one-year contract with possible prolongation
  • stability of public research institution
  • five weeks of vacation + one week of addition vacation
  • lunch vouchers
  • support of leisure activities
  • possibility to apply for corporate housing (by Czech Academy of Sciences)

The gross salary offer is 45 000 CZK per month.

The job start is negotiable during 2020.

Please, send CV and the contact to brabcova@ujf.cas.cz

Technician in radiocarbon laboratory for the RAMSES project

Nuclear Physics Institute of the CAS asking for:

Technician in radiocarbon laboratory for the RAMSES project

 

Requirements

  • completed secondary education in the field of chemistry
  • minimum 5 years work experience in an analytical laboratory
  • active knowledge of English language
  • work with PC (MS Office at minimum)
  • experience with analyses of radionuclides is an advantage

Description of work

  • Sample processing for 14C analysis

Benefits

  • possibility to apply for renting of the Academy flat
  • 36 working hours per week ( FTE – 100%)
  • additional 10 days of holidays
  • 85 CZK luncheon vouchers per working day


Salary: 32 000 CZK ( gross ) per month

Place of employment: Prague – Bulovka, Czech Republic


Contact person: Denisa Kardová, kardova@ujf.cas.cz