New post-doc positions

Division of Environmental Physics, Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics of Comenius University in Bratislava is currently seeking highly qualified applicants for four post-doctoral positions funded through the EU Research Framework Programme European Union / Next Generation EU.

Topic A: Cold plasma/photocatalysis indoor air treatment
Topic N: Cold plasma nitrogen fixation and plasma-liquid systems
Topic W: Cold plasma wastewater treatment and wastewater diagnostics
Topic P: Cold plasma and plasma-activated water applications in agriculture

General description:

Researcher Profile: Recognised Researcher (R2)
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Application Deadline: 25 Jul 2024 - 11:59 (Europe/Bratislava)
Type of Contract: Temporary
Job Status: Full-time
Hours Per Week: 37.5
Offer Starting Date: asap, 1 Sep 2024
Monthly income (gross salary): 2705 EUR,
plus further benefits in the amount of 979 EUR that include social security and health insurance paid by the employer,
plus contribution for lunch vouchers by the employer.
Selection process: Before 25 Jul 2024, the candidate should submit:
   1) Cover letter including motivation,
   2) C.V. with the list of publications,
   3) Proof of receiving of the PhD degree (e.g. scan of the diploma).
   4) Two letters of recommendation, preferably from different countries/institutions.
If pre-selected, the candidate will be invited for an online interview.
Applications should be sent via email to
Please use the subject “Postdoc A/N/W/P - Name Surname” to identify your application.
Only complete submissions are considered.
The postdoc position ends in June 2026.

Offer Description::

Topic A | Topic N | Topic W | Topic P

Topic N: Cold plasma nitrogen fixation and plasma-liquid systems

Research Field:
Physics / Chemistry / Environmental engineering

Our research team is focused on environmental/biomedical/agriculture applications of cold plasma. We are seeking a highly motivated and skilled recognised researcher (R2 Researcher) with at least 4-year expertise in cold plasma or AOP applications in wastewater treatment or related field to contribute to the project EnvADWICE “Environmental Applications of electrical Discharges for Water and aIr Cleaning, and agriculturE”.

The candidate’s main tasks will be:

  • Design, develop and test air cold plasma reactors for nitrogen fixation and the production of plasma-activated water (PAW)
  • Physical characterization of the plasma system and diagnostics of plasma-treated air (FTIR absorption spectroscopy, gas chromatography – mass spectroscopy)
  • Chemical analysis of the generated PAW (absorption/fluorescence spectroscopy)
  • Optimization and scale-up of the plasma-liquid systems.
  • Publishing the obtained results in high-impact scientific journals and presenting at international conferences.
  • Preparing technical reports, scientific manuscripts, and presentations for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Providing guidance and mentorship to Bc., Ms., PhD., and visiting students when required.


The candidate should demonstrate his/her competence in the following aspects:

  • Experience with cold plasma systems with water, eplasma diagnostic
  • Experience in gas/water analytics (FTIR, UV-vis absorption)
  • Chemical measurements and analysis of reactive species induced in PAW
  • Previous research related to plasma activation of water.
  • Proficiency in data analysis and interpretation.
  • Proficiency in research and writing scientific articles.
  • Excellent communication and technical writing skills demonstrated through publications or presentations.
  • Ability to work independently and in an international team-oriented research environment.
Specific Requirements
  • At least 4 years’ experience in the field of plasma/AOP water applications and wastewater analysis.
  • Creativity, critical scientific thinking, design and optimize plasma-liquid systems.
  • Ability to design and conduct experiments individually.
  • A proven track record of scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Excellent level of oral and written communication in English.
  • Experience in mentoring students and international work experience are advantages.
Applications should be sent via email to
Please use the subject “Postdoc N - Name Surname” to identify your application. Only complete submissions are considered.