We invite applications for a Ph.D. position in the Laboratory of Organic Photochemistry

Web page: http://photochem.sci.muni.cz

Topic: Photoactivatable Small Molecule-Releasable Compounds for Medical Applications

We aim to recruit a talented, highly motivated, young scientist. The prospective student will use organic synthetic and physico-chemical tools to synthesize and study small-molecule releasing photoactivatable compounds. The initial aim will be to develop novel photochemically active carbon monoxide-releasing species for biological and medical applications. The (photo)reaction mechanisms will (can) be investigated using state-of-the-art techniques, such as nanosecond laser flash spectroscopy.


Ph.D. student position

  • 4-year Ph.D. programme with financial support for 4 years
  • Interdisciplinary scientific topics
  • Supervision by experienced mentors and excellent scientists and tailored study plan
  • Excellent and state-of-the-art research infrastructure
  • International mobility and internships
  • International and friendly environment
  • Courses developing transferable skills


Candidate profile

Candidates should have a master certification in the area of organic or physical organic chemistry, and good communication skills in the English language. The PhD position will be supported according to the local rules.


The working place is located in the in fully equipped modern laboratories of Department of Chemistry and RECETOX: https://photochem.sci.muni.cz/infrastructure

Discussion about the research topic with the supervisor is mandatory before the formal application – contact directly Prof. Petr Klán (klan@sci.muni.cz).



For a consultation with the supervisor, candidates should submit the application, including (i) curriculum vitae; (ii) motivation letter; (iii) contacts of three persons who might provide references.The application shall be submitted by email to Prof. Petr Klán (klan@sci.muni.cz).

Application, which are not submitted in English, Czech or Slovak language will not be included in the selection process.

Start date: as soon as possible but preferably not later than September 1, 2021. A review of applications will run continuously as they are received and until the position is filled. The short-listed applicants complying with the requirements will be invited for personal or MS Teams interviews.

Applicants should send curriculum vitae including the list of publications, a statement of research interests, and the names, email addresses and the telephone numbers of three potential referees to the address below.

Formal application to Ph.D. studies at Masaryk University will then require further documentation and formalities from the candidates and will be processed through an electronic application system.


More about

Masaryk University is the second-largest university in the Czech Republic with nine faculties, more than 5000 staff, and more than 30 000 students. As a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing, our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education.

Faculty of Science MU, a proud 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 Masaryk University, generating around 40 % of MU research results.

Brno, the capital city of the South Moravian Region, situated approximately halfway between Prague and Vienna, it 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.