Postdoctoral position (Interdisciplinary research in the field of Smart Crystals)

  • Cфера деятельности Научная деятельность Postdoc
  • Подразделение Физико-технический факультет Университета ИТМО
  • Контактное лицо Маргарита Петрова, HR-менеджер Физико-технического факультета Университета ИТМО, hr@metalab.ifmo.ru


The Department of Physics and Engineering of ITMO University is a creative synergy of honorary professors, ambitious scientists, and students. In a decade of joint work, we have grown from a small laboratory into a large international scientific center, where the most relevant scientific directions are developed, and educational programs are implemented.

The Department of Physics and Engineering opens a position on the direction of studying a new promising class of materials within the framework of the "Smart crystals" project.


Tasks in terms of the project:

  • development of a new direction in the creation of smart optical devices based on "soft" crystals;
  • work with methods of optical spectroscopy, microscopy, nonlinear optics;
  • data analysis XRD, HRTEM, TGA, etc.
  • publication of articles in accordance with the KPIs of the department;
  • participation in educational activities;
  • conferences and seminars speaking.


  • higher physical / chemical education (Ph.D. degree);
  • prior experience with management and project management, independent development of the direction "from scratch";
  • high motivation, a wish to learn new things;
  • English skill level Upper Intermediate or higher;
  • the ability to apply the skills of optical spectroscopy, electron microscopy, structural analysis in practice;
  • chemical synthesis methods skill;
  • solving non-standard tasks, working in an interdisciplinary team;
  • a creative approach to solving problems;
  • focus on achieving results;
  • prior experience of conferences speaking;
  • team leader recommendations (from the previous workplace or where the defense took place);
  • share our principles and values.


  • young and friendly team, charitable atmosphere;
  • communication with recognized experts in the subject area, professional competence of colleagues, international collaborations;
  • opportunity to suggest ideas and be heard;
  • participation in international scientific conferences;
  • work on high-tech modern laboratory equipment;
  • corporate English for employees;
  • work in the historical center of St. Petersburg;
  • corporate events;
  • annual PTO;
  • social package: official employment, recreation in a corporate out-of-town health center, events for employees and their children, etc.



Work status



Lomonosova street, 9, Saint-Petersburg, Russia


The application should contain:

  • cover letter stating your research experience and current research interest and motivation;
  • CV;
  • list of publications;
  • names of two referees.

The applications should be submitted via hr@metalab.ifmo.ru in a single PDF file.