Charles University, Faculty of Pharmacy in Hradec Králové, represented by the Dean of the Faculty, announces an open competition according to the Act No. 111/1998 Coll., on Higher Education Institutions

for the project Pre-application research of drugs for oncological diseases and for the prevention and treatment of serious complications caused by them (OncoPharm),
project ID CZ.02.01.01/00/23_021/0008442,

within the Operation Programme Johannes Amos Commenius (OP JAK), P 1: Research and Development, SO 1.1: Developing and enhancing research and innovation capacities and deploying advanced technologies,

to fill research position:

FaF_VZ2_13: Researcher (junior), 0,6 FTE (60 %),

Place of work: Hradec Králové


  • Independent performance of experimental research activities in a relevant field,
  • immediate escalation of identified risks to a superior position,
  • design, organization of work, planning and execution of experiments for VZ2,
  • isolation and structural identification of secondary metabolites from plants,
  • preparation of documents for publication outputs,
  • presentation and publication of results achieved on an international level,
  • involvement in the preparation of related national and international projects,
  • participation in key project activities with an emphasis on application potential.


  • A researcher who is no more than 7 years beyond the award of his/her academic Ph.D. or its equivalent (ISCED level 8 equivalent) *,
  • completed university doctoral studies (Ph.D. degree) in a field with biomedical focus at a university in the Czech Republic or achieved a comparable degree at a foreign university no later than on the date of employment,
  • junior researcher H-index ≥ 3, min. 1 first-authored publication (preferably with IF ≥ 3), completed PhD studies, letter of recommendation from 2 experts in the field (at least 1 from a foreign institution), required education in the relevant field of research, grant activity is an advantage, active knowledge of English language,
  • active knowledge of the English language at a minimum level of B2,
  • Scientific and publication activity in the field of natural chemistry or organic chemistry,
  • Experience in in vitro testing of small molecules is an advantage,
  • Education and PhD in a biomedical field related to biopharmaceutical research is preferred.

Other knowledge and skills:

  • Prerequisites for research work
  • Flexibility, diligence, thoroughness, and responsibility
  • Good organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team
  • High level of work commitment
  • Strong willingness to learn new things continuously

Application must include the following:

  • First and last name of the applicant
  • Date and place of birth
  • Nationality
  • Place of residence/current address
  • Date and signature
  • Contact information (email address, phone number)

Candidates are expected to submit following annexes with an application:

  • CV including the list of publications, professional skills and past research experience.
  • Professional application letter.
  • 2 letters of recommendation from recognized experts in their research field.
  • Certified copy of a diploma (Ph.D. degree).
  • Other documents certifying required knowledge and expertise.
  • Information duty and consent to the processing of personal data according to Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation) and Act No. 110/2019 Coll., on personal data processing, as amended.

The application form and agreement including an acknowledgement about providing personal data are available for download below on this page http://www.faf.cuni.cz.

The estimated monthly wage: 55 000 CZK (1,0 FTE)/33 000 CZK (0,6 FTE)

The start of work: Can be negotiated.

Type of employment contract: for 1 year, with the expectation that the contract will be extended until 30 September 2027.

Employment: part-time (0,6 FTE).

We offer:

  • Work for a prestigious educational and scientific institution of Charles University
  • Interesting work in cutting-edge research in the field of new technologies for translational research in pharmaceutical sciences
  • Opportunity to participate in cutting-edge research and be part of an international interdisciplinary team
  • Possibility of cooperation with foreign experts from all over the world
  • Specialized professional growth and continuous education in a field with the perspective of long-term employment
  • Foreign scientific internships and participation in international conferences

We also offer:

  • part-time (0,6 FTE)
  • 5 weeks of vacation per year + 5 personal development days
  • Discounted calls for employees and their family members
  • Meal allowance and other contributions from the social fund (e.g. supplementary pension insurance or private life insurance, interest on a loan for housing needs)
  • possibility of using the services of the FAFÍK Children’s Group (a children’s group established at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the Charles University in Hradec Králové)
  • ČSOB incentive programme (a package of above-standard benefits for all employees)
  • UK benefits (discounts and benefits for UK employees at external entities)

We kindly ask you to send the application form with all required documents and attachments by post or email no later than by 3. 8. 2024, 14:00 to the following address:

Charles University, Faculty of Pharmacy in Hradec Králové

Lenka Cermanová, DiS. – Personnel Department

Akademika Heyrovského 1203

500 03 Hradec Králové

Czech Republic

Email: hr@faf.cuni.cz

Please, clearly mark the envelope „Job Announcement – Project OncoPharm – FaF_VZ2_13: Researcher (junior)“

We kindly ask you to send your application with all the required documents and attachments because without them your application is not complete, and you cannot be included in the list of candidates.

The announcer reserves the right to cancel the job announcement at any time during the course.

Contact person to provide further information on the content of the work:

prof. Ing. Lucie Cahlíková, Ph.D. – Department of Pharmacognosy and Pharmaceutical Botany

Phone: +420 495 067 311

E-mail: cahlikova@faf.cuni.cz


The project Pre-application research of drugs for oncological diseases and for the prevention and treatment of serious complications caused by them (OncoPharm), project ID CZ.02.01.01/00/23_021/0008442, is co-funded by the European Union.