Offer description

The applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for two positions of a full time fixed-term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the research group of Biomedical Engineering a part of Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Cybernetics VSB -Technical University of Ostrava.

The successful candidate will carry out research in the field of Telemedicine and eHealth under supervision of prof. Martin Cerny (https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8893-2587)

The research focuses on mmWave technologies development and applications in Biomedical Engineering and Assistive technologies, Sensors for smart orthotics and Activities of Daily living monitoring for detection of critical situations or development of specified diseases as Alzheimer or dementia. The research will be conducted in exceptionally equipped research living laboratories HEALTHLAB (https://healthlab.vsb.cz/en) that allow for development and testing on a daily basis in like-real-world environment as well as long-term studies with participants of all ages. Research activities are carried out in collaboration with health and social service providers such as hospitals, nursing homes and Alzheimer’s centres.

The aim of the research is to develop new technologies that will help address the major societal challenges associated with ageing.

These positions require knowledge related to development of sensors for biosignal sensing, embedded systems, new algorithms for advanced signal analysis in the applications of diagnostic and therapeutic telemedicine. Experiences with mmWave, assistive technologies, ADL monitoring and evaluation are welcomed.

These positions are funded by project LERCO, (Life Environment Research Center Ostrava, reg. num. CZ.10.03.01/00/22_003/0000003), Research program 9 „Biomedical Engineering“.) financed by the Czech Republic and EU funds.

The position is available from May 2024 with flexibility on start date for 24 months renewable upon favourable evaluation.

Project description

LERCO project connects medical professionals, biomedical engineers and companies through common research topics. Project involves in total 15 postdoc researches and up to 10 Ph.D. students in the field of Biomedical Engineering with different focus groups.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Design new technical solutions and perform experiments and analyses relevant to one of specified research direction.
  • Collaboration with scientific groups locally, nationally and internationally.
  • Publish peer-reviewed articles and present findings at national/international scientific meetings and contribute to intellectual property protection results.
  • Cooperation on the development of highly innovative solutions with a direct impact on practice with medical doctors/practitioners and companies.
  • The possibility to participate in the teaching in the Biomedical Engineering (Bc., MSc., Ph.D) and Biomedical Assistive Technology (Bc.) study programs, mentoring of master students and co-mentoring of Ph.D. students.

Essential Requirements:

Ph.D. in the field Biomedical Engineering or a related field, preferably focused on telemedicine, wearables, bio-sensors, vital signs monitoring.


Publications in research journals focused on Biomedical Engineering (at least 2 publications in the journals listed in “SCOPUS CiteScore Rank”/ “Web of Science Journal Citation Report” in 1st quartile in the category Biomedical Engineering or a related field)


internship abroad of at least 4 months OR previous experience in a research project  of a minimum duration of 1 year at a minimum of 40% working time involvement with a (co-)autorship on the output of the protection of intellectual property ( such as patent or utility model).


Strong written and oral English skills are required (according “Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment (CEFR)” required level B2)

Other requirements:

Flexible, self-motivated; ability to work independently and collaboratively;


Postdoctoral Researcher scale Junior Researcher 75 000 CZK/month (approx. 3000 EUR/month gross)

Employment Conditions:

  • Full-time job, 40 hours per week.
  • 6 weeks of holidays.
  • Work in established university with dynamical research environment
  • Employee benefits (canteen, university kindergarten, discount for accommodation services, services for expats)
  • Professional development opportunities

Start date:

As agreed, no later than 1st September 2024

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to prof. Martin Cerny (martin.cerny@vsb.cz).

To Apply:

  • a cover letter describing research experience, interests and goals;
  • a CV with a full list of publications;
  • two recommendation letters of recommendation describing: relationship to the applicant, past work/academic performance, work qualities/personal conduct, overall assessment of potential for success in research environment;
  • doctoral degree certification (English translation required).

via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to bmeng@vsb.cz

Please put reference: “VP9 Researcher (junior/postdoc) 2“ in subject line of e-mail application.

Applications  deadline is 30st April 2024

We reserve the right to re-advertise or extend the closing date for this post.