The Jahn and Coughlin groups at IOCB Prague and the Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague offer a Postdoctoral Fellowship starting from the earliest possible date.

The aim of the postdoctoral fellowship is to identify and characterize biomarkers of resins produced by members of the Burseraceae family and to establish their chemical modification through accelerated degradation experimentation.

The successful candidate will work at an excellent European institution with state-of-the-art facilities in an international group of PhD students and postdocs in organic chemistry, Egyptology, and the history of science. Prague offers a stimulating atmosphere to accomplish your goals and is an excellent place to live.


  • Ph.D. in organic chemistry
  • Very good theoretical knowledge of organic chemistry
  • Excellent expertise in chemical analysis and structure elucidation of organic compounds
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Creative practical lab experience to master interdisciplinary collaboration and historical context

We offer:

  • Good financial remuneration
  • Initial full-time fixed-term contract for one year, with possibility of extension
  • 5 weeks of vacation plus three sick days
  • Health insurance and full benefits package incl. contribution to supplementary pension insurance and contribution to sports / culture/ leisure time
  • Meal subsidy
  • Financial support for mothers with young children
  • State-of-the-art instrumentation portfolio
  • Location in the stunning city of Prague

Additional information:

  • The starting date of the position is set for May 2023.

How to apply:

Please send your motivation letter and CV to Dr. Ullrich Jahn and Dr. Sean Coughlin at the following address: ullrich.jahn@uochb.cas.cz by 1 April 2023.

Suitable candidates will be contacted to arrange an interview. Please note that if you are not contacted within 5 weeks, we have given preference to candidates who more closely meet the criteria. Thank you for your understanding.

Source: https://www.uochb.cz/en/open-positions/244/myrrh-biomarkers-postdoc

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.