Offer description

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

The research focuses on home automation and cost-effective energy management such as an identification of electrical appliances, purchase/sale of electricity, consumption/production forecast, PV systems.

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.

We prefer knowledge and skills in building system technology (home automation, intelligent wiring of buildings), PLC programming, communication protocols, working with databases, modelling and analysis of systems or processes to simulate their behaviour (MATLAB simulations). Experiences with Learning-capable Algorithms 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 April 2024 with flexibility on start date for two years renewable upon favourable evaluation.

Project description

LERCO project connects medical professionals, biomedical engineers, building systems technology engineers and companies through common research topics. Project involves in total 15 postdoc researchers and up to 10 Ph.D. students in the field of Biomedical Engineering and Building system technology 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.

 Essential Requirements:

Ph.D. in the field Electrical Engineering or IT or a related field, we prefer knowledge and skills in Building system technology (home automation), PLC programming, Communication protocols, Modelling and analysis of systems or processes to simulate their behaviour (MATLAB simulations).


Publications in research journals focused on Electrical and electronic 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 Electrical and electronic 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)

Start date:

April 2024 with some flexibility on start date.

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 – Energy“in subject line of e-mail application.

Applications deadline is 1st March 2024.

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

Your personal data will be processed to the extent necessary for the implementation of the selection procedure in accordance with EU Regulation 2016/679.