Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, ASCR

Postdoctoral position in bioorganic chemistry

Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the CAS

Prague, Czech Republic

We are seeking a highly motivated individual who is willing to accept the challenge of cutting-edge research in the development of peptide hormone mimetics.

Job description:
This multidisciplinary research program combines molecular modeling-aided combinatorial chemical synthesis of peptide hormone mimetics with their biological and structural characterization. The successful applicant for this postdoc position will be an outstanding, self-driven person who will explore the organic synthesis and solid-phase synthesis of peptidomimetics as well as biological characterization of compounds.

Applicants must have a PhD in synthetic organic chemistry or a closely related discipline. Candidates must be the first author of at least two publications. The position requires prior experience in synthetic organic chemistry. Experience in biological testing of compounds is a definite plus. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required, as is the ability to conduct independent scientific investigations.

We offer:
We offer a competitive salary financed by the European Regional Development Fund and a stable position lasting one to three years. Located in the stunning city of Prague, our research facilities feature a state-of-the-art instrumentation portfolio ( The position is being offered for 12 months starting from Spring 2020 and will likely be extended.

How to apply:
Please send cover letter, CV, and contact information for two or three references in a single PDF file to

Jiří Jiráček, PhD.
Group page:
Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences
Flemingovo nam. 2
166 10 Praha 6
Czech Republic

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Postdoctoral position in bioorganic chemistry