The Institute of Photonics and Electronics v. v. i., in accordance with the Act No. 283/1992 of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, as amended by the Act No. 420/2005, and in accordance with the Statutes of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in the field of optical biosensors for medical diagnosis and life science applications.

Responsibilities and tasks

The selected candidate will carry out research into optical biosensors for applications in medical diagnosis and life sciences. Specifically, the candidate will be expected to:

  • Design, develop and characterize functional biomolecular coatings and assays for optical biosensors for biomolecular interaction studies and detection of biomolecular analytes,

  • Apply the developed biosensors and assays to selected topics in medical diagnosis and life sciences.


  • Ph. D. degree in analytical chemistry, macromolecular chemistry, polymer chemistry surface chemistry, or similar,

  • publication record in the field of biophotonics,

  • experience in research into functional coatings and methodologies for detection of biomolecular targets,

  • experience in biosensing and biomedicine is of advantage.

We offer

  • interesting and challenging job in an international environment,

  • work in a large multidisciplinary research team,

  • excellent research infrastructure.

Terms of employment

The initial period of employment is 1 year (with the possibility of an extension), starting from July 1, 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Application procedure

We ask that candidates send a letter of application (cover letter), CV, list of publications and two references to Ms. Jana Petrlova (petrlova@ufe.cz). In the subject line of your email, please, state that you apply for Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position in Optical Biosensors for Medical Diagnosis and Life Science Applications. The deadline for applications is June 5, 2018.

This position is supported by European Social Fund and State budget of the Czech Republic through grant from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic (call: International Mobility of Researchers, Program: Operational programme research, development and education).