Ph.D. Student Position in the Organic Photochemistry

Brno, Czech Republic
11 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
12 Nov 2018
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment (RECETOX) – Faculty of Science

Deadline 10 Nov 2018

Start date upon agreement

Department of Chemistry and RECETOX invite talented, highly motivated, young scientist to apply for the Ph.D. position in Organic Photochemistry to work in the group of Prof. Petr Klán. More information about the laboratory and group on

Topic: Photoactivatable Small Molecule-Releasing Compounds and Sensors for Medical Applications.

The prospective student will use organic synthetic and physico-chemical tools to synthesize and study small-molecule releasing photoactivatable compounds. The initial aim will be to develop novel photochemically active carbon monoxide-releasing species for biological and medical applications. The (photo)reaction mechanisms will (can) be investigated using state-of-the-art techniques, such as nanosecond laser flash spectroscopy.

We offer

  • 4-year Ph.D. programme with financial support for 4 years
  • Interdisciplinary scientific topics
  • Supervision by experienced mentors and excellent scientists and tailored study plan
  • Excellent and state-of-the-art research infrastructure
  • International mobility and internships
  • International and friendly environment
  • Courses developing the transferable skills

Candidate profile

Candidates should have a master certification in the area of natural sciences, preferentially in organic or physical organic chemistry. The appointment will be available for up to 4 years. The PhD position will be supported according to the local rules.

Required expertise: Organic synthesis; physical organic chemistry; standard analytical methods (NMR, GC, HPLC); spectroscopy; and favorably photochemistry

Discussion about the research topic with supervisor is mandatory before the formal application – contact directly Prof. Petr Klán,

Additionally, please complete standard Application for Employment using this form

For consultation with the supervisor, candidates should submit the application including (i) curriculum vitae, (ii) the list of publications, (iii) statement of research interests, (iiii) and the names, email addresses and the telephone numbers of three potential referees.

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