The group of Dr. Michal H. Kolář at the Department of Physical Chemistry at University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague, Czech Republic, offers two Ph.D. positions available from mid 2019. The positions are part of a three-year project entitled „Structure and Dynamics of the Ribosome Exit Tunnel“ funded by the Czech Science Foundation. The project will study molecular details of protein synthesis using large-scale computer simulations.

We expect the candidate will hold a Master degree (or equivalent) in life sciences, chemistry, physics or information technology before assuming the position. He or she should have an interest in biomolecules, good computing skills, strong communication skills in English and reliable work ethics. The candidate will have the opportunity to chose one of the Ph.D. programs at University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague, Czech Republic.

The successful candidate will perform and analyze computer simulations of a prokaryotic ribosome or its parts. He or she will contribute to teaching bachelor-level classes and present his/her work in both written and oral form.

We offer:

  • part-time employment contract + Ph.D. scholarship
  • student status with all its benefits (medical insurance, public transport discounts, tax deduction, etc.)
  • high flexibility in both working time and location
  • work in a young and dynamic team

Please submit your applications including a letter of motivation and CV to positions@mhko.science before February 28, 2019.

The University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague is a natural centre of first-rate study and research in the area of chemistry in Czechia and is one of the country’s largest educational and research institutions focused on all areas of chemistry. It offers study programs in Czech and English languages. A number of key figures of the history of chemistry relate to UCT Prague. Among them, three figures are renowned in their fields: Vladimir Prelog, Nobel Prize winner, Otto Wichterle, inventor of contact lenses, and Emil Votoček, author of the Czech chemical nomenclature.