Charles University, Faculty of Pharmacy in Hradec Králové, represented by the Dean of the Faculty, announces an open competition for the project Chalcogen bonding in organic synthesis and catalysis; Project registration number: PRIMUS/22/SCI/015;

to fill researcher position:

PD researcher – 2 postdoc positions

Postdoc researcher, FTE 1.0 FTE (100 %)


  • experimental work in a lab (design and experimental planning of target compounds, organic synthesis, etc.)
  • development of novel organocatalytic methods based on sigma-hole interaction
  • publishing the acquired results in international journals with impact factor
  • cooperation within national and international scientists
  • cooperation in the preparation of national and international projects
  • working on key activities of the project


  • completed doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in the field of organic chemistry (experience with organocatalysis is advantageous)
  • 2 letters of recommendation from recognized experts in their research field
  • experience in the field of organic chemistry, especially in methodology development or total synthesis
  • sufficient publication activity (at least 2 papers with IF ≥3, at least two papers as a first or corresponding author),
  • no more than 10 years after completed doctoral degree (Ph.D. degree) in natural sciences at any university in the Czech Republic or equivalent degree at any university abroad. The Ph.D. degree must be completed before the deadline of this open competition)
  • active English skills (proficiency in spoken and written English)

Other knowledge and skills:

  • prerequisites for research work (patience, persistence, and passion towards long-term goals in research)
  • flexibility, great diligence, thoroughness, and responsibility
  • good organizational and communication skills
  • ability to work both independently and in a team
  • high motivation and hardworking
  • strong willingness to learn new things continuously

Application must include the following:

  • first and last name of the applicant
  • date and place of birth
  • nationality
  • place of residence/current address
  • date and signature
  • contact information (email address, phone number)

Candidates are expected to submit following annexes with an application:

  • CV including the list of publications, professional skills, and past research experience,
  • cover letter,
  • 2 letters of recommendation from recognized experts in their research field
  • certified copy of a diploma (Ph.D. degree),
  • other documents certifying required knowledge and expertise,
  • information duty and consent to the processing of personal data according to Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation) and Act No. 110/2019 Coll., on personal data processing, as amended.

The application form and agreement including an acknowledgement about providing personal data are available for download below on this page.

Labour Code (Law No. 262/2006 Coll.) and internal salary structure and regulations of Charles University specify the salary conditions.

The start of work: 1st January 2023 (can be negotiated).

Place of work: Hradec Králové, Czech Republic.

Type of employment contract: for a fixed period (1 year) with the possibility of extension for the entire duration of the project, i.e. to 31st December 2025.

Full time job (1.0 FTE).

We offer:

  • highly competitive salary
  • interesting work in a newly established junior research team dealing with modern topics
  • collaboration with foreign experts from Europe and USA
  • specialized professional development and continuous education in a field with perspective of long-term employment
  • foreign scientific internships and participation in international conferences
  • flexible working hours,
  • at least 5 weeks paid vacation
  • catering allowance and other benefits
  • FAFÍK – a day nursery that provide care for the employees´ children; the pre-school fees are partly covered by EU grant

Applications with all the required paperwork should be sent by post or email to Lenka Cermanová, DiS. – Personnel Department, Faculty of Pharmacy of Charles University, at the address Akademika Heyrovského 1203, 500 05 Hradec Králové, Czech Republic, no later than 12:00 pm on 31st October 2022 (hr@faf.cuni.cz).

Please, clearly mark the envelope “Job Announcement – PRIMUS Project – Postdoc researcher”.

We kindly ask you to send your application with all the required requisites and attachments because without them your application is incomplete and you cannot be included in the list of candidates.

The announcer reserves the right to cancel the job announcement at any time during the course.

Contact person for providing further information concerning the work content:
Dr. Mgr. Ing. Tomas Hodik – The Department of Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry
Phone: +420 495 067 377
Email: hodikt@faf.cuni.cz