Selection Procedures

Public tender for position of a senior researcher

Global Change Research Institute CAS, v. v. i. announces in accordance with Act No. 283/1992 Coll. the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, as amended by Act No. 420/2005 Coll. and Articles of Association of the Czech Republic tender for the

Position of a senior researcher

Location: Global Change Research Institute CAS, Brno, Czech Republic, Department of Ecosystem Trace Gas Exchange

Working time: 60%

Begin: 1. 8. 2020

End: 30. 11. 2020

Application deadline: 22. 7. 2020

Job description:

The senior researcher will work in the research team of Dr. K. Machacova investigating the exchange of important greenhouse gases (methane - CH4, nitrous oxide – N2O, carbon dioxide – CO2) from soils and vegetation in terrestrial ecosystems, and will complement the team with his/her knowledge and experience related to the studied field.

The working tasks include various activities connected to investigation of CH4, N2O and CO2 exchange in forest and/or agricultural ecosystems such as: active participation in field measurement campaign(s), data processing, scientific contribution to preparation of research papers related to CH4, N2O and CO2 fluxes in forest ecosystems, and collaborative planning of new experimental designs incl. development of new chamber systems for detection of tree leaf CH4, N2O and CO2 fluxes.

We offer:

  • highly creative working atmosphere in a young and dynamic international team (the only research team dealing with tree CH4 and N2O fluxes in the Czech Republic)
  • exciting chance to work on novel interdisciplinary projects connecting plant physiology with studies of soil and atmospheric sciences
  • working at eye level in flat hierarchies
  • high motivation in scientific work


  • University degree (Dr., Ph.D., or equivalent); biological, soil science, forestry, chemical, ecological or environmental background
  • broad experience in investigation of greenhouse gas (CO2, CH4, N2O) exchange in terrestrial ecosystems (manual and automatic soil and stem chamber methods, Eddy-covariance method)
  • broad experience in greenhouse gas flux calculations in forest ecosystems incl. flux upscaling and estimation of ecosystem greenhouse gas budgets (programming in R, Python, Matlab , etc. welcome)
  • broad experience in methods and technologies/analysers used for measurements of CH4, N2O and CO2 exchange
  • high publication activity in impacted international journals connected to greenhouse gas exchange of forest and agricultural ecosystems, and nitrogen and carbon cycles/exchange
  • knowledge of English at high level
  • reliability and responsibility
  • organisation skills
  • time flexibility
  • manual and technical skills
  • good physical condition, without fear of heights
  • driving licence of B level

For more information about the position, please, contact Dr. Katerina Machacova (

How to apply:

Please, send your CV (max. length of 2 pages), list of publications incl. scientometrics (number of articles in journals with impact factor, sum of the times cited according to WOS, h-index), list of past and ongoing research projects (candidate as PI), University degree certificates (Ph.D./Dr., MSc./Ing.) (scanned version, no authentication and translation into Czech or English needed at this stage, only by request) and a motivation letter (see below) to

Please, state in the e-mail object: Application for an open position of Senior researcher in Department of Ecosystem Trace Gas Exchange.

The application deadline is the 22th of July 2020.

Motivation letter

  • maximal length of half of a page (!)
  • we are not interested in general statements (like solving of global climate change, importance of greenhouse gases, etc.), we would rather like to hear your own, personal reasons, why you want to work in our team.

IMG & IPHYS Proteomics Facility
CAS – Biomedical Research Campus in Prague – Krč
The newly established Proteomics Facility on the Biomedical Research Campus in Prague, Czech Republic, is seeking an MSc. or Ph.D. level scientist with expertise in LC‐MS for a position:


Position Requirements:

  • MSc. or Ph.D. in biochemistry, molecular biology, bioinformatics, biostatistics, computational biology, or a related field
  • Formal training or exposure to computational biology/biological data analysis, such as gene expression, proteomics, or metabolomics
  • Experience in learning/applying software and database resources for custom analysis and building workflows
  • Experience with scientific computing and data visualization tools, such as R, Python, etc., experience with Linux/UNIX based systems and developing shell scripts/command-line interface for data processing
  • Strong understanding of statistics
  • Strong communication skills, solid command of English


  • Implementation and routine use of robust pipelines to analyze and visualize data generated by omics technologies with the main focus on proteomics and metabolomics and including integrative analyses of multiple omics datasets
  • Extract biologically meaningful hypotheses from large, high-throughput experiments using statistical approaches
  • Work collaboratively with bench scientists, comprehend project objectives, evaluate and provide informatics solutions (set up correct experimental design, raw data analysis, statistical analysis, and publication-quality visualization of the omics data)

We Offer:

  • Job opportunity in the international environment of top research infrastructure
  • Possibility of professional growth and further education
  • Competitive salary
  • Five weeks of vacations, three sick-days, and a wide range of benefits

Expected Appointment Start Date: September 2020

Required Documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

to be sent by the applicant to the contact below by July 26, 2020

Contact: Marcela Tomášková (

Deadline: 26. 07. 2020

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Research scientist position

The Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry of the CAS seeks a research scientist to join the Department of X-ray and neutron structural analysis.

Job description:

You will participate in ongoing in-house researches and in the operation of the X-ray instruments. You will establish your own research program. Applications cover scientific fields such as biology, medicine, soft matter, nanotechnology.

Our department comprises two instruments, allowing following methods:

  • X-ray diffraction (XRD/WAXS)
  • Small-Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS)
  • X-ray Reflectivity (XRR)
  • Grazing-Incidence Small-Angle X-ray Scattering (GISAXS)

Applicants are highly encouraged to visit web pages of our web pages to know more about Institute’s activities (

Expected profile:

  • University degree in the field of physical chemistry or physics
  • A strong background in X-ray methods is desirable
  • Experience in data analysis
  • Proficiency in English
  • Independence, reliability

Details about research work can be obtained from Alexander Zhigunov, Ph.D., e-mail

Candidates should submit a structured CV emphasizing experience relevant to the advertised position, a motivation letter and a list of publications and other results to e-mail: (HR department tel. (420) 296 809 385).

Technician position in organic chemistry at IOCB Prague

Job Description

A chemist position in Targeted research group HBV Cure (head Gabriel Birkuš, Ph.D.) is available for a highly motivated and creative scientist with expertise in organic chemistry. The project is focused on the identification of novel cGAS inhibitors.

GMP-AMP synthase (cGAS) serves as a sensor of cytosolic dsDNA and plays an essential role in innate immunity against viral/bacterial infection and cellular damage. Upon binding of dsDNA, cGAS synthesizes a cyclic dinucleotide 2’3’cGAMP that serves as a second messenger and initiates an inflammatory cellular response. Uncontrolled activation of the cGAS pathway has been implicated in autoimmune and autoinflammatory diseases such as Aicardi-Goutieres syndrome or Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Thus, inhibition of cGAS may be of therapeutic benefit in some diseases.

The successful candidate will be a member of a multidisciplinary team and be involved in our efforts to identify novel cGAS inhibitors. He or she will be responsible for the synthesis of target compounds. The candidate will also have a unique opportunity to experience the lead optimization process of drug development. An attractive salary and an opportunity to work with clinical candidates guaranteed.


The applicant must have an M.Sc. degree in organic chemistry. We are looking for independent applicants with basic knowledge of synthetic organic chemistry and standard purification techniques. Good oral and written communication skills in English are required.

We offer

  • 5 weeks holiday
  • 3 sick-days
  • meal allowance
  • contribution to supplementary pension savings
  • other employee benefits

The position is available starting from now.

Please submit your resume, motivation letter, and contact information by e-mail to Ondřej Páv, Ph.D. at


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 chemical biology and medicinal chemistry, organic and materials chemistry, chemistry of natural substances, biochemistry and molecular biology, physical chemistry, theoretical chemistry, and analytical chemistry. 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.

Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the CAS / IOCB Prague
Flemingovo n. 542/2
166 10 Prague 6
Czech Republic