Test Fuel Cell

Postdoctoral Researcher – development of hydrogen fuel cell technology – CLOSED

Our reference number: 0049_20_D6

Our team develops an innovative method for metallic nanoparticle synthesis based on spark discharge evaporation and the application of the synthesized nanoparticles as catalysts for low-temperature fuel cells. We are looking for a suitable candidate for the position of postdoctoral fellow whose responsibilities will cover one or more of the following:

  • development of membrane-electrode assemblies (MEA) for low-temperature hydrogen fuel cells
  • optimization of deposition process of catalytic nanoparticles synthesized by spark discharge
  • optimization of MEA hot-pressing process
  • characterization of electrochemical properties of catalytic nanomaterials and MEAs (RDE, CV, LSV, ECSA, EIS)
  • automation of experiments
  • evaluation of experimental results and publication of results

Type of contract: temporary for 12 months with an option to extend to 27 months or permanent

Application deadline: 30 April 2020

Envisaged Job Starting Date: 1 June 2020



  • experience with electrochemical power sources (fuel cells, batteries);
  • working in a dynamic interdisciplinary team;
  • independence, activity and critical thinking in solving tasks;
  • awareness of the limits of one’s abilities;
  • ability and willingness to develop knowledge and skills;
  • ability to present and publish research results;
  • good knowledge of English (both speaking and writing).

A succesful candidate must have at least 1 year of experience with hydrogen fuel cell or related technologies. Candidates must demonstrate/explain their experience in the CV. Candidates who do not fulfil this requirement will not be considered for the position!



  • Creative environment and support from an experienced team
  • Fair treatment, equal opportunities
  • 5 weeks of vacation + 5 days of sick leave/year
  • Subsidized meal and food passes
  • Subsidized language courses – English, German, French (subject to approval by management)
  • Own holiday and recreational facility



38,000-40,000 CZK BEFORE TAX (approx. 1,100-1,150 EUR AFTER TAX) depending on the quality of the candidate (experience, bibliometric data etc.) + bonuses based on individual performance. The provided figure is informative and is subject to negotiation based on the quality of the candidate.


How to apply

Application with a structured resume and a copy of the completed degree certificate must be sent to zimap@nullit.cas.cz (Dr. Patrik Zima, Office of Research Support). The received applications will be reviewed by the selection committee after the set deadline and job applicants will be informed about the outcome by e-mail.


We are a public research institution, not a university. We do not award academic degrees. If you are looking for a PhD position, please do not respond to this job offer.