Postdoc / Junior Researcher Positions in 8 Chemistry Areas

University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague

Czech Republic

Postdoc / Junior Researcher positions in 8 chemistry areas

University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague opens new positions in:

  1. Macromolecular Chemistry: Polymerization catalysis
  2. Chemistry and Technology of Materials: Intercalation
  3. Chemistry and Technology of Materials: Characterization of glass surface
  4. Environmental Chemistry and Technology: Catalysis for advanced biofuels
  5. Microbial Ecology: Bioinformatics
  6. Metabolomics and Biomonitoring
  7. Material Science: Gas separation
  8. Colloidal Engineering and Nanomaterials

Detailed description of the research areas, planned activities, candidate requirements and information about mentors is available here.

Who can apply?

We are looking for postdoc/junior researchers from around the world who:

  • are max. 7 years after receiving PhD diploma in relevant field
  • were employed outside the Czech Republic for at least 2 years in the last 3 years
  • published at least 2 publications in the last 3 years
  • are interested in one of the 8 key research areas in chemistry (see the list)
  • can start the 20-month fellowship on 1 September or 1 October 2020

What do we offer?

  • 20-month fellowship at UCT Prague, supported by EU funds
  • full-time contract
  • monthly salary of 2800 EUR + consumables
  • support of excellent mentor & integration in the research team
  • employee benefits (6 weeks of vacation, catering allowance, language courses, institutional childcare)
  • possibility to apply for own research projects and establish an independent research group
  • international creative environment
  • enjoyable city life in a tolerant and secure country with rich cultural and natural heritage
  • excellent transport connection with the whole world

Selection criteria

  • research excellence (publications, citations, projects, etc.)
  • clear vision and research objectives
  • know-how, international experience, skills, laboratory techniques
  • motivation, creativity, activity, flexibility, independence, responsibility
  • excellent knowledge of written and spoken English (level B2 or higher)
  • organisational, communication and presentation skills
  • ability and willingness to publish results in reviewed highly impacted journals
  • ability and willingness to prepare and submit a research project during the mobility

How to apply?

  • select one key research area in chemistry (see the list)
  • download and fill in the application form
  • submit your application via e-mail to with “ChemJets2 application” in subject by Tuesday 14 April 2020 23:59 Brussels time
  • be ready for an individual skype interview with mentor between Mon-Thu 27-30 April 2020
  • final results of the selection process will be announced to all applicants in mid-May 2020

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