Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Microfluidics

The Institute of Photonics and Electronics v. v. i., in accordance with the Act No. 283/1992 of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, as amended by the Act No. 420/2005, and in accordance with the Statutes of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow positions in the field of microfluidics.  


Responsibilities and tasks
The selected candidate will be expected to develop microfluidic systems for optical affinity biosensors based on surface plasmons. Specific tasks may include:
  • Modelling mass transport in microfluidic structures.
  • Design and fabrication of microfluidic structures and devices for both biomolecular interaction analysis and detection purposes.
  • Development of experimental protocols and analysis of biosensor data for the extraction of relevant biomolecular information.
  • Ph. D. degree in engineering, physics, chemistry, or a related field. 
  • Experience in research into microfluidic systems, preferably when used with surface-based biosensing technologies.
  • Publication record in the field of microfluidics.
  • Experience in fabrication of microfluidic structures and devices, including photolithographic and replication methods; knowledge of micro-/nanofabrication methods.
  • Experience in computing or programming languages (Matlab).
  • Experience in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is a plus.
  • Experience in collecting and analyzing affinity-based biosensor data is a plus.
We offer:
  • interesting and challenging job in an international environment,
  • work in a vibrant and multidisciplinary research team,
  • excellent research infrastructure,
  • full time employment with 5 weeks of vacation and other benefits.
Terms of employment
The initial period of employment is 1 year (with the possibility of an extension), starting from August 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.


Application procedure
In order to apply, please, send a letter of application (cover letter), CV, and a list of publications to Ms. Jana Petrlova ( 
In the subject line of your email, please, state that you apply for Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position in Microfluidics.


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