Postdoctoral Position in the Field of Organic Photochemistry

Brno, Czech Republic
Jul 22, 2020
End of advertisement period
Aug 31, 2020
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Full Time

Department: RECETOX – Faculty of Science
Deadline: 31 Aug 2020
Start date: September 1, 2020 or upon agreement

The Bursar of the Faculty of Science, Masaryk University announces an open competition for the position POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN THE FIELD OF ORGANIC PHOTOCHEMISTRY

Workplace: RECETOX and Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic
Working Hours: full time, 40 hours per week
Expected Start Date: as soon as possible, or negotiable with respect to immigration timelines for non EU candidates
Number of Open Positions: 1
Application Deadline: August 31, 2020, or until the position is filled
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RECETOX focuses on interdisciplinary research and education in the area of Environment & Health, studying toxic compounds and their behaviour, transport & bioaccumulation to evaluate environmental effects, assess the exposure and health risks to humans and develop technologies and biotechnologies to break them down.

To the research group of Prof. Petr Klan we are searching for talented, highly motivated, scientist for the research topic “Time-Resolved Spectroscopy and Reaction Mechanisms”. The prospective scientist will use spectroscopic and other physico-chemical tools to study the mechanisms of photoactivatable small organic molecules.

Inquiries about the position and research topic can be sent to Prof. Petr Klán, email, phone: +420-54949-4856.

Skills and Qualifications

Candidate should have

  • Ph.D. certification in the area of organic or physical organic chemistry;
  • Enthusiasm and eagerness to gain insight into the research topic;
  • Experience and high motivation to present and publish scientific results;
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal English communication and teamwork skills.

We Offer

  • Vibrant working environment at SCI MUNI, access to state-of-the-art infrastructure
  • Fully equipped modern laboratories
  • Dynamic group surrounded by international team of experts
  • Involvement in national and international projects
  • Employee benefits: 6 weeks of leave per year, health insurance, pension insurance contribution, meal vouchers, discounted language courses, etc.
  • Support with your relocation
  • Brno provides high quality of life, it is a university city with lots of culture and very family friendly
  • We offer initial appointment for one year with possible extention upon mutual satisfaction.

Application Process

Applicants should provide the following information in English

  • CV (European standard recommended)
  • Summary of publications and research outputs
  • A statement of research interests
  • Names and contact details of at least 3 professional referees
  • PhD certification

Deadline for applications is on 31 August 2020.

A review of applications will run continuously as they are received and until the position is filled. The short-listed applicants complying with the requirements will be invited for personal or Skype interviews.

The application shall be submitted online via an e-application (Please, use the link in the e-Application section below). After submitting your application successfully, you will receive an automatic confirmation email from

Contact:, Barbora Chlubna

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Selection Process

Received applications will be considered carefully in line with principles of the EU Charter and Code for Researchers. Selection criteria: (i) meeting qualification requirements described above, (ii) all required documents provided. The Faculty Recruitment Policy (OTM-R) can be seen here.

Faculty of Science, Masaryk University is an equal opportunity employer. We support diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

More about

Masaryk University is the second-largest university in the Czech Republic with nine faculties, more than 5000 staff, and more than 30 000 students. As a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing, our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education.

Faculty of Science MU, a proud holder of the HR Excellence in Research Award by the European Commission, is a research-oriented faculty, offering university education (Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degree programs) closely linked to both primary and applied research and high school teaching of the following sciences: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Earth sciences. We are the most productive scientific unit of the Masaryk University generating around 40 % of MU research results.

Brno, the capital of the South Moravian Region. Situated approximately halfway between Prague and Vienna, it is the largest university town in the Czech Republic and a modern metropolis with a long history and culture. Recognizing the university’s significant role in making Brno one of the most innovative cities in the CEE region, it continuously supports, together with the South Moravian Region the local scientific, start-up, and high-tech communities.

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