A technology start-up company focused on the development of photoactive polymeric nanofiber textile materials with antimicrobial function and of medical devices made of these materials is offering a job opportunity in applied research and development. For the position of R&D specialist we are seeking for versatile candidates able to work in an interdisciplinary and international environment. Candidates with relevant background in (polymer) chemistry/electrospinning will be considered.

If you are interested in this open position, please, send us:

  • structured CV with the emphasis on relevant experience for the offered position (in English),
  • motivation letter (in Czech) describing why you are interested in this position, why you want to work in our start-up company, and what you can offer to the company,
  • list of references with whom we can conduct an interview in person or by teleconference.


Experimental multidisciplinary work under supervision of more senior colleagues including:

  • Literature search on assigned topics, preparation of R&D proposals
  • Independent work on R&D projects related to antimicrobial materials and development of medical devices made of these materials
  • Experimental work, e.g. preparation of photoactive polymeric nanofiber materials by electrospinning, characterization of the prepared materials, evaluation of their photooxidative properties if appropriate
  • Development of characterization methods
  • Careful keeping of laboratory records, communication with external partners
  • Formulation of conclusions for further R&D work and recommendations for company management, writing experimental reports, protocols and research publications
  • Assistance with ensuring smooth operation of chemical lab, laboratory maintenance, general laboratory activities and duties

Required hard skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Tertiary education preferably in polymer chemistry, chemistry, microbiology or in related fields
  • 3+ years of experience in research & development including work on PhD thesis
  • PhD is a plus but not required
  • Strong background in chemistry and/or electrospinning and data analysis
  • Background in microbiology is a plus
  • Previous experience with experimental work in chemical or microbiological lab is a must
  • Scientific literature writing
  • PC skills: Origin, MS Excel, MS Word, MS Power Point….
  • English – B1/B2 level at minimum
  • Previous work experience in private sector is a plus but not required

Soft skills and desired behaviors:

  • Readiness to learn new skills and ability to work on multidisciplinary projects
  • Versatility, critical thinking, creative problem solving
  • Diligence, accuracy, reliability and personal integrity
  • Ability to organize own work to achieve assigned tasks
  • Strong team player and independence combined with ability to recognize own limits

What we can offer:

  • Flexibility of a startup company, full- or part-time, …
  • Possibility of career growth to more senior R&D positions
  • Pleasant and interdisciplinary working environment in an academic spin-off company
  • Support of professional development, participation in relevant international conferences


LAM-X a.s. (info@lam-x.tech | (+420) 773 567 582)
Petrská 1180/3
110 00 Praha 1
Česká republika