Postdoc in the field of the Chemical Synthesis of Bioactive Molecules 

Brno (CZ)
07 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
28 Jan 2018
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Full Time

POSTDOC POSITION in the field of the chemical synthesis of bioactive molecules  

Department    Department of ChemistryFaculty of Science  

Deadline    28 Jan 2018

Start date    March 2018  

Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic invites excellent scientists to apply for a 

POSTDOC POSITION in the field of the chemical synthesis of bioactive molecules  

The Department of Chemistry at Masaryk University in the Czech Republic offers a postdoctoral position in the field of the chemical synthesis of bioactive molecules. Selected candidate will join the teams of Dr Jakub Svenda and Dr Kamil Paruch at the Laboratory of Organic Synthesis and Medicinal Chemistry (for more info, see The candidate will have an opportunity to creatively participate in the design and optimisation of short and flexible synthetic routes to structurally non-trivial organic molecules for applications in chemical biology and in biomedical research. The candidate will be given considerable freedom and responsibility in the project and will gain mentoring experience through the supervision of junior students. Current research areas of interest include the discovery of selective small-molecule modulators of human kinases, adenylyl cyclases and nucleases, as well as the development of new synthetic strategies and methods. 

The Laboratory of Organic Synthesis and Medicinal Chemistry at Masaryk University is located in the new campus and features modern instrumentation for organic synthesis. The research team is international (six nationalities) and the laboratory is involved in numerous collaborations with leading biologists in the Czech Republic and abroad (Germany and the United Kingdom). The laboratory is also part of the International Clinical Research Centre (ICRC), a unique interdisciplinary collaboration of St. Anne’s University Hospital in Brno (Czech Republic) and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota (USA). 

The successful candidate should: 

  • 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 research with a working time of at least 0.5 full-time equivalent, or who has been PhD student (or equivalent) abroad 
  • have a publishing record – in the last three years at least two publication outputs registered in the Thomson Reuters Web of Science, Scopus or ERIH PLUS databases and at the same time publications such as “articles”, “books”, “book chapters”, “letters” and “reviews”. The applicant must be the principal author of at least one publication (according to the subject specificity it may be as the first author, the corresponding/reprint author, or the role of the individual authors stated in the article). 
  • have solid experience in the field of organic synthesis 
  • have an ability to contribute with independent ideas 
  • have excellent communication skills and an ability to collaborate within a team 
  • have fundamental skills in presentation and scientific writing 

The application should include: 

  • a CV including a summary of work experience, publication activity, involvement in research grants, etc. 
  • a Cover Letter 
  • contact information for three referees 
  • MU offers the opportunity to gain: 
  • an interesting job in a dynamically-expanding university area 
  • diverse and challenging work in an excellent research environment 
  • possible tenure track with an initial appointment for two years 
  • a professional team and pleasant working environment 
  • interaction with leading scientists in an inspiring, internationalised environment 
  • a Welcome Service for the successful candidate and his/her family 

Anticipated start date: The position is available from March 2018. 
The submission date is 28 January 2018.  
Please submit your application (or informal enquiries) by e-mail to: 
A review of applications will commence immediately after the deadline. Short-listed candidates will be invited for interview within one month of the deadline. 
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