PostDoc Position,

Contact Person(s):
Prof. George Fytas
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The Institute of Electronic Structure and LASER (IESL) of the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH), in the frame of the project «Manipulation of Phonons by Mesoscopic Engineering of Soft Matter - SophoX» which is an “ΑΡΙΣΤΕΙΑ” Action, is seeking for two (2) Post-doctoral Researchers




Periodic materials can control not only the propagation of light (photonics) but also modify the propagation of elastic waves (phononics) through the variation of density and elastic constants in space. Phononics define a rich emerging field with unexplored fundamental and applied research through the understanding of the phonon-matter and phonon-photon interactions. In particular, hypersonic (GHz-frequencies) phononics utilize the wealth of soft matter (polymer & colloid science) for the fabrication of mesoscopic structures which represent unique platforms for realization of strong acousto-optic coupling in the visible (phoXonics). The necessary integrated approach for the study of such structures is being realized in our group utilizing our state-of-art spontaneous Brillouin Light Scattering (BLS) to directly acquire the phononic dispersion relation through the thermally activated acoustic phonons


·         Bachelor in Natural Sciences (preferably Physics)
·         Postgraduate Degree and PhD in a relevant field (Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Engineering)
·         Experience in using spectroscopy techniques (NMR, optical spectroscopy: Raman/Brillouin)
Additional Qualifications
·         Excellent knowledge of English language (competency in speaking and writing)
·         Scientific Publications and presentations in conferences
Location: Vasilika Vouton – Heraklion Crete
Start Date: 01/04/2014
Project Duration: 12 months
Application Submission
Interested candidates who meet the aforementioned requirements are kindly asked to submit their applications, no later than 10/03/2014 by email to Ms Aggeliki Tsigkri (, with cc to the Scientific Coordinator of the project, Prof. George Fytas (

In order to be considered, the application must include:
·         Application Form (please download file from the end of the webpage)
·         Brief CV
·         Scanned copies of academic titles
·         Work experience credentials that prove the desired qualifications / Reference letters, or any other documents that will support the candidacy
Any application received after the deadline will not be considered for the selection.
For information and questions regarding the application and selection procedure, candidates are asked to contact Ms. Aggeliki Tsigkri ( ) tel. +30 2810-391301
For information and questions about the advertised position and the research activity of the group or the institute, candidates are asked to contact the Scientific Coordinator, Prof. George Fytas ( tel. +30 2810-391811
Selection Procedure
Applications that are received on time are going to be reviewed by the scientific committee. The committee will select the candidacies that best match the position and project requirements, based on the score that they will get according to the criteria table as shown on the Appendix in the end of the present announcement. If necessary, certain candidates will be invited to a personal interview with the committee on a specific date and time that will be announced.
The successful candidates will be personally notified and will be asked to present the required documents in original form within seven (7) working days after the results announcement on the web and the time period for appeals. In the case that the presented documents don’t match those submitted, the candidates will be dismissed from the procedure.


Project Members
Prof. George Fytas

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Publication Date:  12/2/2014