Postdoctoral Associate in Electron Transfer Research

Postdoctoral Associate in Electron Transfer Research

Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the CAS (IOCB Prague)

Praha, Czech Republic

Two Postdoctoral Associates in Electron Transfer Research (2 years) Prague, Czech Republic

Two postdoctoral associate positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Tomas Slanina at the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences (IOCB Prague), Czech Republic. IOCB is a renowned interdisciplinary scientific institute with a blend of highly qualified and innovative organic and theoretical chemists, biologists and biochemists that engage in frequent fruitful collaborations. It has developed a well refined infrastructure with many excellent core facilities and state-of-the-art equipment.

The aim of Dr. Slanina’s lab ( is to develop methods for reversible electron transfer governed by light with the ultimate goal of this methodology for novel molecular electronic devices and smart materials. Dr. Slanina has obtained his postdoctoral research experience in several laboratories in Germany, Sweden and France working in the field of organic photochemistry, photoredox catalysis, chemical biology and optogenetics and theoretical photophysics. Dr. Slanina’s laboratory is further focused on photoactivatable compounds, stable organic radicals, redox-driven molecular switches and reversible photochemical reactions.

We are looking for postdoctoral associates with background in (at least one, preferably several): organic synthesis, photochemistry, spectroscopy, electrochemistry. Also considered will be scientists from other areas that will be able to contribute to this project or bring in a new relevant expertise. We are looking for creative, imaginative, independent and highly-motivated applicants with experience in synthetic, analytical and spectroscopic methods and techniques and strong publication record. Knowledge of materials science (surface modification, polymer chemistry) and/or computational chemistry is a plus. Excellent knowledge in English, both written and oral, is a must. For employment as postdoc, the applicant should have a PhD exam or an international equivalent.

Position will be initially funded for 2 years with a possibility of extension. Dr. Slanina’s lab is very well funded by institutional support and national research grant. Selected postdocs will enjoy many of the benefits that the Institute provides.

The starting date is April 2019.

The application should be written in English and include: Letter of motivation, with a short description of your research interests; a CV including a description of relevant skills and experiences, as well as a full publication list; a copy of your degree diploma and any other relevant official transcripts or documents you wish to provide in support of your application; and names and contact information of three persons who can provide a letter of reference in support of your application, with a short description of how these individuals are professionally related to you. The applications should be submitted until January 31, 2019 via e-mail to

The Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences / IOCB Prague ( ) is a leading internationally recognized scientific institution whose primary mission is the pursuit of basic research in organic and materials chemistry, physical chemistry, theoretical chemistry, and analytical chemistry, chemical biology and medicinal chemistry, chemistry of natural substances, biochemistry and molecular biology. An integral part of the IOCB Prague’s mission is the implementation of the results of basic research in practice. Emphasis on interdisciplinary research gives rise to a wide range of applications in medicine, pharmacy, and other fields.


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Postdoctoral Associate in Electron Transfer Research