Postdoc Position, Molecular Modeling in Medicinal Applications

Brno, Czech Republic
15 Nov 2021
End of advertisement period
31 Dec 2021
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Department: Department of Experimental Biology – Faculty of Science
Deadline: 31 Dec 2021
Start date: negotiable
Job type: full-time
Job field: Science and research

Dean of the Faculty of Science, Masaryk University announces an open competition for the position POSTDOC POSITION Molecular Modeling in Medicinal Applications

Workplace: Department of Experimental Biology, Section Loschmidt Laboratories, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic
Type of Contract: temporary position with 1.5-year contract, non-academic
Working Hours: 1.0 FTE (full-time employment of 40 hours per week)
Expected Start Date: negotiable with respect to immigration timelines for non EU candidates
Number of Open Positions: 1
Pay: CZK 63 000 per month
Application Deadline: 31.12.2021
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About the Workplace

Masaryk University is the second-largest university in the Czech Republic with ten faculties, more than 5000 staff, and more than 30 000 students.

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.

The Department of Experimental Biology at the Faculty of Science MU is a modern, fully equipped workplace where individual research groups are engaged in research at all levels - from molecules and cells to invertebrates and humans; from basic research to the application of results in human and veterinary biomedicine.

Job Description

Key Duties:

  • Computer modelling of biomolecules and their interactions with small ligands
  • Development of computational workflows for protein design and analysis
  • Interactions with team members at the interface of theory and experiment
  • Work in an inspiring and highly collaborative environment
  • Opportunities for experience in private sector -  Biovendor (large biotech) and Enantis (spin-off)
  • Opportunities for personal growth, competitive salary and benefits package

Skills and Qualifications

The applicant must have:

  • Be a researcher who has received a PhD or its equivalent within the last 7 years
  • Be a researcher who has worked at least two whole years in the last three outside the territory of the Czech Republic in the field of scientific research either full time or not less than 0.5 full-time equivalent, or who has been a PhD student (or equivalent) abroad
  • Have a publishing record comprising, within the last three years, at least two refereed research papers listed in the Thomson Reuters Web of Science, Scopus or ERIH PLUS databases. Publications such as “articles”, “books”, “book chapters”, “letters” and “reviews” may be considered if they were refereed and listed in the above databases.

The applicant should have:

  • Experience in molecular modelling or bioinformatics
  • Proficiency with Linux, scripting or programming skills advantage
  • Excellent communication skills in English and the ability to collaborate in teams

Informal inquiries about the position can be sent to Sarka Nevolova, email, phone +420 54949 3028.

We Offer

  • Diverse and challenging work in an excellent research environment
  • A professional team and pleasant working conditions
  • An interesting job in a dynamically-expanding university area
  • Flexible working hours
  • Employee benefits such as 6 weeks of paid vacation per year, pension insurance contribution, a financial meal allowance, lunches in canteens of MU, Multisport card, vaccinations free of charge, discounted language courses, university cinema discount, exclusive mobile tariff offer by Vodafone, childcare group-Campus
  • Opportunity to work and live in a modern and dynamic city (for more information on costs of living, you can refer to Numbeo)
  • International Staff Office provides provides support with your relocation to Brno

Application Process

The application shall be submitted online by December 31, 2021 via an e-application, please find the reference to the e-application in the beginning and end of the advertisement.

The candidate shall provide following:

  • CV
  • Cover letter describing candidate's research interest and experience
  • Summary of research outputs and publications
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Names and contact details of at least 2 references.

After submitting your application successfully, you will receive an automatic confirmation email from

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.

If we do not contact you within 10 working days after the application deadline at the latest, it means that we have shortlisted other candidates meeting the position requirements.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a personal or online  interview.

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. Visit our Career page.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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