Fellowships and employment

Researchers at Risk Fellowship

This year, the fellowship will focus on applicants from Ukraine, after which the programme will consider application from other countries where scientists are threatened by war or persecution.

In 2022, the CAS announced a call that aims to support at least 50 Ukrainian researchers by the end of 2023. Eligible are researchers from all research fields, including scientists and PhD students, i. e., students in PhD programme or its equivalent as well as postdoctoral fellows who have already completed a PhD programme or its equivalent. 

The proposal is exclusively submitted by individual CAS institutes which incorporate the applicant into their research team or a department. Applicant cannot directly apply for this programme. Applicant is required to contact the respective CAS Institute to make an application, either directly or indirectly, via (Ms Markéta Říhová, 

Deadline for submission of application forms is 30 September 2022.  

Checklist for the applicants:

  1. Check the information about the programme (ENG / CZE)
  2. Contact the respective CAS Institute, either
    1. Directly –  list of the CAS Institutes
    2. Indirectly – via Ms Markéta Říhová (, contact person who shall assist with the selection of the appropriate CAS institute
  3. Cooperate with the CAS institute on the application

J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry

PhD position(s) in spectroscopy and electrochemistry of 2D materials

Scientist for mass spectrometry instrumentation development (gas phase VOC analyses)

Postdoc in plasmonics

IOCB Prague (Ústav organické chemie a biochemie AV ČR)

Employment offer for Ukrainian researchers and PhD students

IOCB Prague is ready to employ Ukrainian refugee researchers and PhD students until its capacity is reached.

We offer standard employment contracts for those with background in organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, pharmacology, biochemistry, molecular and structural biology, bioinformatics, computational chemistry, physical chemistry, electrotechnics, or with command of techniques such as MS, NMR or NGS. In case of interest please send your CV by e-mail to

Institute of Vertebrate Biology of the Czech Academy of Sciences

PhD position in Coevolutionary dynamics in brood parasitism in fish – For more information

PhD position in Thermal Ecology of Amphibians – For more information.

Post-doc position: Phylogeography of montane small mammals of Ethiopian highlands – For more information.

Post-doc position: Thermal Ecology of Amphibians – For more information.

Post-doc position: Viromics of the European house mouse hybrid zone: a model to understand how viruses cross host species barriers – For more information.

The Institute of Geonics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, located in Ostrava

We offer research fellowship for postdocs or researchers interested in a wide range of topics from numerical mathematics to computational geosciences that are specified below. The fellowship is available immediately and can continue to December 31, 2023.

For more information.

Institue of Physiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences (PHYS CAS)

Biomedical Research Campus in Prague is opening a PhD program for students. Funded PhD student positions are available in the fields of neuroscience, metabolism research and cardiovascular physiology. Application deadline is extended to March 31, 2022.

For more information.

Institute of History of the Czech Academy of Sciences (IH CAS)

The director of IH CAS announces the opening of proposals for the integration ofscientific researchers from Ukraineinto theResearchers at Risk Fellowshipprogramme for the positions of PhD student / PhD / scientific researcher.

For more information.

The Institute of Computer Science of the CAS (ICS)

Postdoctoral / Junior Researcher position in computational psychometrics and statistics – For more information.

CAS–ICS postdoctoral position – For more information.

Research assistant position in computational psychometrics and statistics – For more information.

Postdoctoral / Junior Scientist position in complex networks and information theory – For more information.

Postdoctoral/Research Fellow position in complex network analysis: Critical events detection – For more information.

Institute of Microbiology of the CAS (MBÚ)

Laboratory for Biology of Secondary Metabolism

  • Laboratory Technician
  • Research Assistant/Post-Doc/Doctoral Researcher with experience in microbiology/biochemistry/bacterial genetics

Laboratory of Immunotherapy

  • Post-doc, scientist, student possibly with experience in molecular biology and pathology

Laboratory of Bioinformatics

  • We would be happy to work with a candidate who has a background (i.e. a university degree or at least 1 year of experience) in at least one of the fields of programming, statistics, data science, bioinformatics. We are happy to train quite a bit, it is hard to get "already done" people in this field. Depending on specific experience, you would either work directly on data analysis for other labs or on developing tools for RNA-seq or tools for validating statistical models of sequencing data.

Laboratory of Fungal Biology

  • Laboratory Technician

Laboratory of Molecular Biology of Bacterial Pathogens

  • Laboratory Technician
  • Research Assistant/Post-Doc/Doctoral Researcher

You will find all the details and contacts for these positions here.

Masaryk Institute and Archives of the CAS (MÚA)

The ERC-Consolidator project Unlikely refuge? Refugees and citizens in East-Central Europe opens a new position for a scholar at risk with a focus on the history of refugees from Russia and Ukraine into East-Central Europe.

For more information.

The Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences (BC CAS)

Institute of Parasitology

  • The Laboratory of Functional Helminthology is offering a half-time technician position for a Ukrainian citizen – For more information.

More information: webpages of Euraxess

Useful information from the Czech Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs for employers and foreigners following the conflict in Ukraine (in Ukrainian and Czech)