One PhD Student Position is available in the Laboratory of Organic Photochemistry
Title: Photoactive Compounds for Bioapplications
Required expertise: Organic synthesis; physical and physical organic chemistry; standard analytical methods (NMR, GC, HPLC); spectroscopy; and preferably photochemistry.
Location: Department of Chemistry and RECETOX, Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic.
Web page: http://photochem.sci.muni.cz


We aim to recruit a talented, highly motivated, young scientist. The prospective student will use organic synthetic, physico-chemical, and spectroscopic tools to synthesize and study small-molecule organic photoactivatable and optically interesting compounds. The (photo)reaction mechanisms will be investigated using state-of-the-art techniques, such as time-resolved spectroscopy. The working place is located in the fully equipped modern laboratories of the group:
https://photochem.sci.muni.cz/infrastructure and Department of Chemistry.

Candidates should have a Master’s certification in the area of organic or physical organic chemistry. The appointment will be available for up to 4 years. The Ph.D. position will be supported according to the local rules.

Ph.D. student position

  • A 4-year Ph.D. program with financial support for 4 years
  • Interdisciplinary scientific topics
  • Excellent and state-of-the-art research infrastructure
  • International mobility
  • International and friendly environment
  • Courses developing transferable skills

Start date: As soon as possible but not later than January 1, 2024. Applications are accepted until the position is filled. Applicants should provide his/her curriculum vitae, including the list of publications, a statement of research interests, and the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three potential referees.
The application should be submitted by email to Professor Petr Klán klan@sci.muni.cz 

About the workplace

Masaryk University is a modern, dynamic, and attractive university in the Czech Republic with ten faculties, more than 6000 staff and 30 000 students, a wide range of research areas, and a strong international position. We are the largest academic employer in the South Moravian Region.

Faculty of Science MU, holder of the HR Excellence in Research Award by the European Commission, is a research-oriented faculty offering university education (Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degree programs) closely linked to both primary and applied research and high school teaching of the following sciences: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Earth sciences. We are the most productive scientific unit of the Masaryk University, generating around 40 % of MU research results.

RECETOX  focuses on interdisciplinary research and education in the area of Environment & Health, studying toxic compounds and their behavior, transport & bioaccumulation to evaluate environmental effects, assess the exposure and health risks to humans, and develop technologies and biotechnologies to break them down.

Brno, the capital city of the South Moravian Region, situated approximately halfway between Prague and Vienna, is the largest university town in the Czech Republic and a modern metropolis with a long history and culture. Recognizing the university’s significant role in making Brno one of the most innovative cities in the CEE region, it continuously supports, together with the South Moravian Region, the local scientific, start-up, and high-tech communities.

Professor Petr Klán
Department of Chemistry
and Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment (RECETOX)
Faculty of Science
Masaryk University
Kamenice 5, 625 00 Brno, Czech Republic

e-mail: klan@sci.muni.cz
phone: +420-54949-4856