Postdoc in Metallurgy/Materials Science

The Faculty of Physics of ITMO University invites a postdoc to join the team and work in the area of metallurgy/materials science. The employee's tasks will include laser ablation of complex materials, work with big data, optical spectroscopy, and structural analysis.


  • At least 5 years’ experience in a position no lower than a Research scientist. Candidates with research experience in a university in the area of metallurgy/materials science will be prioritized;
  • Applying for grants, both individually and together with colleagues;
  • Publishing scientific papers;
  • Participation in educational activities, teaching laboratory classes;
  • Planning and organizing works on projects;


  • A PhD degree (or a Russian Candidate of Sciences degree) in Physics, Chemistry or Engineering;
  • At least 5 years’ working experience with laser systems, optical spectroscopy, TEM, XRD;
  • MATLAB skills;
  • At least two papers published in high-rated journals (IF > 3) as a first author (1-2 such papers per year);
  • Knowledge of English: B2 (Upper-Intermediate) or a higher level; 
  • Patents and working experience abroad would be an advantage;
  • Information analysis skills and decision-making skills; 
  • Being proactive and result-oriented;
  • Well-developed communication skills, non-confrontational approach and ability to reach a compromise;
  • Ability to independently plan your own development, ask for feedback and improve your results based on it;
  • Ability to work hard and intensively in the situation when the plans are quickly changing, stress resistance.


  • Friendly young team;
  • Interaction with acclaimed experts in subject areas;
  • Continuous development and growth, and opportunities to move forward;
  • Opportunity to propose new ideas and be heard;
  • Weekend work is possible, non-standard working hours;
  • Corporate English classes for the employees;
  • Work in the historic center of St. Petersburg;
  • Annual paid leave;
  • Social package: official employment, holidays in the corporate country recreation center, activities and events for employees and their children, etc.

Russia, St Petersburg, Lomonosova, 9