At the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the CAS / IOCB Prague, we are looking for talented, independent, and highly motivated PhD students with an MSc. degree or equivalent in life sciences or related fields. We are offering more than 20 new exciting projects in organic and medicinal chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, analytical, and physical chemistry.

  • Online registration deadline: 20 February 2023
  • Interview Day: 23 March 2023

Learn more and apply at https://www.uochb.cz/en/call-for-phd-applications

The multiphotochromic systems are made by interconnection of two or more photoswitches (molecules, whose geometry can be reversibly switched using light). Individual parts (photoswitches and unidirectional molecular motors) of these molecules will be selectively activated/switched by action of a light of defined wavelength. The goal of this Ph.D. project is design, synthesis and study of these unique molecules and their possible utilization for construction of first prototypes of molecular machines of this kind. Special attention will be dedicated to various combinations of individual photoswithes as well as the type of their mutual interconnection (orthogonal vs. non-orthogonal).

University: Faculty of Chemical Technology, UCT Prague / Faculty of Science, Charles University
Field of study: Organic chemistry
Tutor: Mgr. Jiří Kaleta, Ph.D.
Group: Jiří Kaleta Group – Molecular Devices