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Molecular modeler - postdoc positions in Bioelectrodynamics research team

Do you love molecules and computers? Do you want to work on exciting projects at the interface of bionanotechnology and electromagnetics? Then apply for this position!

Job description:

At the Bioelectrodynamics research team (Institute of Photonics and Electronics of the Czech Academy of Sciences), we are looking for a highly motivated researcher for modelling electromagnetic properties of cytoskeleton and other model protein systems. To that end, you will employ classical molecular dynamics, modal analysis and/or coarse-grained modelling to understand global vibrational modes and dielectric properties of solvated proteins as well as the response of proteins to ultrashort and subTHz external electric field. We expect you to be comfortable working with/managing Linux OS needed for your work. You are expected to perform only a computational work, no experiments. Your molecular models will guide the experiments and will be verified by your colleagues using chip-based spectroscopy and advanced microscopy imaging approaches.

This position is offered within the project funded by national excellent fundamental research program EXPRO “SubTHz on-chip devices for controlling protein nanomachines”. The grand goal of the project is to probe and control protein nanosystems using ultrashort microwave and subTHz pulses. Your results will contribute to the development of novel electromagnetic technologies for gentler and more effective biomedicine and bionanotechnology of the future.


  • PhD in computationally oriented biophysics, soft-matter physics, physical chemistry, biomedical engineering or similar.
  • Strong background in molecular dynamics simulations and/or protein vibration mode modelling.
  • Very good communication skills and the ability to work in a team-focused environment.

We offer:

The Czech Academy of Sciences is internationally highly ranked research institution with exceptional quality growth. At the Institute of Photonics and Electronics of CAS, we offer interesting and challenging job in an international environment, work in a multidisciplinary research team and excellent research infrastructure. We ensure a strong support of career growth towards professional and scientific independence.


Above that we offer: 

  • 5 weeks of vacation + 3 sick days benefit (in case of a full-time contract).
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Annual performance bonus.
  • Friendly team of supporting colleagues.
  • Modern educational courses and trainings for continuous professional and scientific development.
  • Sport allowance - MultiSport card, catering and pension contribution, team building events, fully automatic coffee machine in the team.
  • Full-time employment contract for 2 years (with the possibility of an extension).

Application procedure

Please apply through the application link and instructions therein. Applications will be reviewed on the rolling basis until the position is filled.

Position can be started from June 2021, but no later than January 2022.


In order to conduct the selection procedure on the position you are applying for it is necessary to collect and process your personal data. By replying to this ad, you provide to the Institute of Photonics and Electronics, Czech Academy of Sciences (located at Chaberská 1014/57, 18251, Praha 8, Czech Republic) your personal data only for the purpose of the selection process. The personal data shall be stored for the duration of the selection procedure, and further for max. 6 months after the termination of the selection procedure for the legitimate interest of the controller in order to prove the proper course of the selection procedure and to evaluate the results of the selection procedure. During metioned period personal data can be stored on our internal and an external storage (owned by Microsoft Corp.) with dedicated access. After the above period expires, your personal data will be permanently deleted.  

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the field of Functional Coatings for Optical Affinity Biosensors

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 position focusing on the development of functional coatings for affinity optical biosensors.

Our research team Optical Biosensors (team leader Prof. Jiří Homola) is currently looking for postdoc research fellow focusing on the development of functional coatings for optical affinity biosensors.

Do you want to use your knowledge and experience in the preparation of functional materials and coatings? Do you want to develop advanced surfaces for investigation of molecular systems, medical diagnostics or environmental monitoring? Are you enthusiastic about multidisciplinary projects in which you can work closely with experts from various disciplines (chemistry, biology, photonics, or microfluidics) and develop new optical biosensors? If your answer is yes, you should apply for this position!


Job description 

The selected candidate will carry out research and development of functional coatings for optical affinity biosensors. 


Specific tasks include: 

  • development of advanced functional surfaces (e.g. based on zwitterionic polymers or photoactivatable systems) for affinity biosensors based on photonic micro- and nano-structures,
  • preparation and characterization of developed functional surfaces,
  • use of functional surfaces for the study of biomolecular interactions and detection of biomolecules related to medical diagnostics and environmental monitoring.


  • Ph. D. in organic chemistry, macromolecular chemistry, physical chemistry, chemical engineering or similar,
  • publication record in relevant field of material sciences,
  • experience in research and development of functional coatings for affinity biosensing is of advantage,
  • experience with the development and characterization of nanomaterials and nanostructures is of advantage.

We offer

  • interesting and challenging work in an international research team,
  • work on multidisciplinary scientific projects with real-world impact,
  • excellent research infrastructure,
  • language and professional training courses,
  • 5 weeks of vacations,
  • sport allowance (Multisport card).

Terms of employment

Full-time employment contract for 2 years (with the possibility of an extension) starting from June 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.


Application procedure

In order to apply, please, respond to Mrs. Jana Petrlova (e-mail with the following documents: 

  • cover letter,
  • CV,
  • list of publications.

In the subject line of your email, please, state that you apply for Postdoctoral research fellow position in functional coatings for affinity optical biosensors.


Odpovědí na tento inzerát poskytujete Ústavu fotoniky a elektroniky AV ČR, se sídlem Chaberská 1014/57 Praha 8, své osobní údaje za účelem výběrového řízení. Osobní údaje budou uchovány po dobu, po kterou probíhá výběrové řízení, a dále po dobu maximálně 6 měsíců ode dne ukončení výběrového řízení z důvodu oprávněného zájmu správce k prokázání řádného průběhu výběrového řízení a zhodnocení výsledků výběrového řízení. Po tuto dobu mohou být osobní údaje uložené na datovém úložišti ústavu a dále na datovém úložišti patřícímu společnosti Microsoft Corp. s vyhrazeným přístupem.  Po uplynutí výše uvedené doby budou Vámi poskytnuté osobní údaje trvale vymazány.

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