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Postdoctoral fellow in peptide chemistry

9. 7. 2024
Postdoctoral fellow in peptide chemistry

Ústav organické chemie a biochemie AV ČR (ÚOCHB) hledá vhodné kandidáty a kandidátky na pozici Postdoctoral fellow in peptide chemistry.

Job description

Jiří Jiráček Group at IOCB Prague is interested in all aspects of insulin and insulin-like growth factors 1 and 2 (IGF-1/2) physiology. We synthesize analogs and mimetics of insulin and IGFs to study their biological effects and to develop new drugs for the treatment of hormone-related disorders. We are looking for a talented and motivated peptide chemist to join our team.

The successful candidate for this position will be developing new chemical approaches for the total chemical synthesis of small proteins with a special focus on insulin-like family of hormones.


Required knowledge and skills:

  • PhD degree in organic chemistry obtained no more than 5 years ago
  • Good track record of previous scientific publications and achievements
  • Fluency in spoken and written English
  • Passion for basic research and synthetic chemistry
  • Previous experience with solid-phase peptide synthesis is an advantage, but not a prerequisite

We offer

  • Stable background of an internationally recognized scientific institution
  • Opportunity to work in a progressive multidisciplinary scientific team of medicinal chemists, virologists, immunologists, computational chemists, biologists, and biochemists
  • Access to state-of-the-art instrumentation
  • Training and opportunities for specialized courses
  • Competitive financial remuneration
  • 5 weeks of vacation + 4 days of personal leave
  • Financial support for parents with children under 4 years of age returning to work after maternity/parental leave
  • Employee benefits (meal subsidy, on-site catering facility at IOCB, contribution to supplementary pension insurance/leisure activities, Multisport card, discounted language courses)

Additional information

CONTRACT: full-time employment contract initially for 1 year with the possibility of extension

START: immediately

How to apply

Please send your CV and a short motivation letter with two references no later than 31 October 2024 to Dr. Jiří Jiráček at Tato e-mailová adresa je chráněna před spamboty. Pro její zobrazení musíte mít povolen Javascript..

If you do not hear from us within 3 weeks, we have decided to proceed with another candidate. Thank you for your understanding.


Zdroj: Ústav organické chemie a biochemie AV ČR