Open positions — 04/06/2018

Experimental phD position in Ultrafast Spectroscopy @ Institute of Physics Zagreb
INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS
Bijenicka 46, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
www.ifs.hr/en
HR Excellence in Research Acknowledged Institution
We offer fully funded PhD position as a four years’ contract starting no later than November 1st
2018. to work in the Laboratory for Femtochemistry of the Centre for Advanced Laser Techniques
(CALT).
Application deadline September 6,  2018.

Project Description
Within the CALT project, in our research, we focus on study of ultrafast dynamics of basic physical
processes in nature such as photosynthesis, intramolecular energy transfer, chemical bond
formation, photopolymerization, photodegradation, electron and lattice dynamics, etc. We are
looking for a doctorate researcher interested in application of ultrafast spectroscopy techniques on
elucidation of mechanisms of photochemical generation of short-lived carbene molecules produced
from different precursors. In the next phase, we aim to explore photophysics of new materials for
the next generation solar cells, such as light-harvesting molecules (complex organic dyes).

Competence requirements
Completed Undergraduate and Postgraduate Study (Master's degree) in Physics or equivalent degree entitling him or her to embark on a doctorate, and enroll in a PhD School of Physics. Practical
experience with femtosecond and continuous wave lasers, spectroscopy will be an advantage.
Priority will be given to candidates who have received awards, scholarships, etc. for excellence in
studies, participated in scientific research work, have co-authored scientific papers, or presented at
scientific meetings.
The applicant should be highly motivated and have the ability to do research independently as well
as a part of the research group. The candidate must be fluent in both oral and written English.
The application should include:
1. A motivation letter
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Certificate of undergraduate degree in physics
4. Contact information of at least one reference person
Please submit applications for the vacancy until September 6, 2018, in Croatian or in English, by e-mail (as a single pdf document) to natjecaj@ifs.hr.
For more information contact Dr. Silvije Vdovic, silvije@ifs.hr.

Experimental phD position in Ultrafast Spectroscopy @ Institute of Physics Zagreb

INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS
Bijenicka 46, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
www.ifs.hr/en
HR Excellence in Research Acknowledged Institution
We offer fully funded PhD position as a four years’ contract starting no later than July 4th 2018. to
participate in a project Group for Applied Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Photochemical Identification
(GASPI), funded by the Croatian Science Foundation.
Application deadline July 6,  2018.

Project Description
Within the CALT project, in our research, we focus on study of ultrafast dynamics of basic physical
processes in nature such as photosynthesis, intramolecular energy transfer, chemical bond
formation, photopolymerization, photodegradation, electron and lattice dynamics, etc. We are
looking for a doctorate researcher interested in application of ultrafast spectroscopy techniques on
elucidation of photophysical and photochemical reactions of molecules to be used for the synthesis
of complex molecules with biological activity, such as antiviral and anticancer agents. In the next
phase, we aim to explore photophysics of new materials for the next generation solar cells, such as
light-harvesting molecules (complex organic dyes).
Competence requirements
Completed Undergraduate and Postgraduate Study (Master's degree) in Physics or equivalent degree
entitling him or her to embark on a doctorate, and enroll in a PhD School of Physics. Practical
experience with femtosecond and continuous wave lasers, spectroscopy will be an advantage.
Priority will be given to candidates who have received awards, scholarships, etc. for excellence in
studies, participated in scientific research work, have co-authored scientific papers, or presented at
scientific meetings.
The applicant should be highly motivated and have the ability to do research independently as well
as a part of the research group. The candidate must be fluent in both oral and written English.
The application should include:
1. A motivation letter
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Certificate of undergraduate degree in physics
4. Contact information of at least one reference person
Please submit applications for the vacancy until July 6,  2018., in Croatian or in English, by e-mail (as a single pdf document) to natjecaj@ifs.hr.
For more information contact Dr. Silvije Vdovic, silvije@ifs.hr.

Experimental PhD position in Laser Plasma @ Institute of Physics Zagreb
INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS
Bijenicka 46, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
www.ifs.hr/en
HR Excellence in Research Acknowledged Institution
We offer fully funded PhD position as a four years contract starting no later than November 1st 2018.
within Centre for Advanced Laser Techniques on a topic in plasma physics and technology. The
position is funded by the Croatian Science Foundation.
Application deadline September 6, 2018.

PhD position goals
Within this PhD position the candidate will use atmospheric pressure plasma jets (APPJ) for
treatment of materials (like polymers, cellulose and related materials) in order to fabricate
composite materials with added values. APPJ treatments will be accompanied with nanoparticles
impregnation into such materials. Nanoparticles will be synthesized by laser ablation of various
metallic targets in liquids. APPJ and laser plasmas will be studied with optical emission spectroscopy
and other complementary techniques to get insight into relevant physical processes and interactions
with materials. The goal of this thesis is to fabricate materials impregnated with nanoparticles for
better barrier properties, better UV protection and better antimicrobial effects and to synthesize
nanoparticles for enhanced photocatalytic effects. The results from this thesis are relevant for food
packaging and artificial textile applications, development of sensors and enhanced photocatalytic
materials and improvement of water purification processes.
Competence requirements
Completed Undergraduate and Postgraduate Study (Master's degree) in Physics or equivalent degree entitling him or her to embark on a doctorate, and enroll in a PhD School of Physics Practical
experience with laser operation, atomic and molecular optical spectroscopy or plasma physics will be
an advantage. Priority will be given to candidates who have received awards, scholarships, etc. for
excellence in studies, participated in scientific research work, have co-authored scientific papers, or
presented at scientific or student meetings.
The applicant should be highly motivated and have the ability to do research independently as well
as a part of the research group. The candidate must be fluent in both oral and written English.
The application should include:
1. A motivation letter
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Certificate of undergraduate degree in physics
4. Contact information of at least one reference person
Please submit applications for the vacancy until September 6, 2018, in Croatian or in English, by e-mail (as a single pdf document) to natjecaj@ifs.hr.
For more information contact Dr. Nikša Krstulović, niksak@ifs.hr.

 

Experimental phD position- Centre for Advanced Laser Techniques
INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS
Bijenicka 46, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
www.ifs.hr/en
HR Excellence in Research Acknowledged Institution
We offer fully funded PhD position as a four years contract starting no later than November 1st 2018.
to participate in a project related to the investigation of optical properties of 2D materials in the
ultrafast Dynamic Unit in Centre for Advanced Laser Techniques (CALT) infrastructural project funded by EU Structural Funds.
Application deadline September 6, 2018.

Project Description
The main goal related to the activities in Laboratory for Surface Femtophysics in Ultrafast Unit is
advanced optical investigation of two-dimensional (2D) materials and their exceptional properties
that emerge upon light-matter interaction. Not only that this interaction reveals electronic structure
of such materials, but it can be an excellent tool for investigation of their structural properties as well
as a non-invasive tool for sample characterization. Main experimental task will be implementation of
novel, innovative experimental techniques for investigation of time dynamics with femtosecond
resolution in a broad part of electromagnetic spectrum that will make our research highly relevant in
investigation of these promising nanoscale systems and their future applications.
Competence requirements
Completed Undergraduate and Postgraduate Study (Master's degree) in Physics or equivalent degree entitling him or her to embark on a doctorate, and enroll in a PhD School of Physics. Practical
experience with femtosecond and continuous wave lasers, laser spectroscopy, investigation of
layered materials will be an advantage. Priority will be given to candidates who have received
awards, scholarships, etc. for excellence in studies, participated in scientific research work, have co-
authored scientific papers, or presented at scientific meetings.
The applicant should be highly motivated and have the ability to do research independently as well
as a part of the research group. The candidate must be fluent in both oral and written English.
The application should include:
1. A motivation letter
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Certificate of undergraduate and postgraduate degree in physics
4. Contact information of at least one reference
Please submit applications for the vacancy until  September 6, 2018, in Croatian or in English, by e-mail (as a single pdf document) to natjecaj@ifs.hr.

Experimental phD position in Cold Atoms @ Institute of Physics Zagreb

INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS
Bijenicka 46, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
www.ifs.hr/en
HR Excellence in Research Acknowledged Institution
We offer fully funded PhD position as a four years contract starting no later than November 1st 2018.
to participate in a project Frequency-Comb-induced OptoMechanics (MeCombO), funded by the
Croatian Science Foundation.
Application deadline August 6, 2018.

Project Description
The aim of the MeCombO project is to explore novel phenomena that arise when the mechanical
action on cold atoms is induced by femtosecond frequency comb (FC) excitation.
We investigate various experimental geometries of the FC excitation in free space, with a goal to
extend our work to study FC-induced cavity optomechanics. We are now seeking a doctorate
researcher interested in developing a system to investigate FC-induced forces on cold atoms in an
optical cavity. The first task in the project is to design and construct an optical cavity which is
matched to the FC, and to implement it to our cold atoms chamber. In the next phase, the system of
cold atoms in an optical cavity excited by the FC should be characterized.
Competence requirements
Completed Undergraduate and Postgraduate Study (Master’s degree) in Physics or equivalent degree entitling him or her to embark on a doctorate, and enroll in a PhD School of Physics Practical
experience with femtosecond and continuous wave lasers, spectroscopy, laser cooling and trapping
will be an advantage. Priority will be given to candidates who have received awards, scholarships,
etc. for excellence in studies, participated in scientific research work, have co-authored scientific
papers, or presented at scientific meetings.
The applicant should be highly motivated and have the ability to do research independently as well
as a part of the research group. The candidate must be fluent in both oral and written English.
The application should include:
1. A motivation letter
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Certificate of undergraduate degree in physics
4. Contact information of of at least one reference person
Please submit applications for the vacancy until August 6, 2018, in Croatian or in English, by e-mail (as a single pdf document) to natjecaj@ifs.hr.
For more information contact Dr. Ticijana Ban, ticijana@ifs.hr.

Theoretical PhD position in Condensed Matter @ Institute of Physics Zagreb

Institute of Physics
Bijenička 46, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
www.ifs.hr/en
HR Excellence in Research Acknowledged Institution
We offer fully funded PhD position as a four years contract starting no later than 1st of September,
2018. The position is linked to the research project “The physics of many body systems – exploiting
the world of complexity” (COMPLEX_ORBIS), funded by the Croatian Science Foundation.
Application deadline August 6, 2018.

Project Description
The project addresses phenomena that emerge in systems characterized by strong interactions,
disorder and/or the absence of equilibrium. The objects of the proposed research range from specific
materials, the investigation of which is on the forefront of condensed matter research, to biological
systems, functioning in their natural environment as physical systems far from equilibrium. The
project is organized into three work packages, each of which focuses on one important aspect of
many-body systems exhibiting emergent phenomena. These are strong interactions, disorder and
out-of-equilibrium dynamics.
Competence requirements
Completed Undergraduate and Postgraduate Study (Master's degree) in Physics or equivalent degree entitling him or her to embark on a doctorate, and enroll in a PhD School of Physics. Practical
experience with topics of the Project will be an advantage. Priority will be given to candidates who
have received awards, scholarships, etc. for excellence in studies, participated in scientific research
work, have co-authored scientific papers, or presented at scientific meetings.
The applicant should be highly motivated and have the ability to do research independently as well
as a part of the research group. The candidate must be fluent in both oral and written English.
The application should include:
1. A motivation letter
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Certificate of undergraduate degree in physics
4. Contact information of at least one reference person
Please submit applications for the vacancy until August 6, 2018, in Croatian or in English, by e-mail (as a single pdf document) to natjecaj@ifs.hr.
For more information contact Dr. Osor S. Barišić, obarisic@ifs.hr.

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