Molecular modeler – postdoc positions in Bioelectrodynamics research team

  • organizace/společnost
    Ústav fotoniky a elektroniky AV ČR, v.v.i.
    ChemistryComputational chemistry
    ChemistryPhysical chemistry
    EngineeringBiomedical engineering
    Established Researcher (R3)
  • uzávěrka přihlášek
    31/05/2021 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Czech Republic
  • typ smlouvy
  • status zaměstnání


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 Statute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, announces an open position for postdoctoral research fellow or scientist.

Molecular modeler - postdoc positions in Bioelectrodynamics research team

Do you love molecules and computers? Do you want to work on exciting projects at the interface of bionanotechnology and electromagnetics? Then apply for this position!

Job description:

At the Bioelectrodynamics research team (Institute of Photonics and Electronics of the Czech Academy of Sciences), we are looking for a highly motivated researcher for modelling electromagnetic properties of cytoskeleton and other model protein systems. To that end, you will employ classical molecular dynamics, modal analysis and/or coarse-grained modelling to understand global vibrational modes and dielectric properties of solvated proteins as well as the response of proteins to ultrashort and subTHz external electric field. We expect you to be comfortable working with/managing Linux OS needed for your work. You are expected to perform only a computational work, no experiments. Your molecular models will guide the experiments and will be verified by your colleagues using chip-based spectroscopy and advanced microscopy imaging approaches.

This position is offered within the project funded by national excellent fundamental research program EXPRO “SubTHz on-chip devices for controlling protein nanomachines”. The grand goal of the project is to probe and control protein nanosystems using ultrashort microwave and subTHz pulses. Your results will contribute to the development of novel electromagnetic technologies for gentler and more effective biomedicine and bionanotechnology of the future.


  • PhD in computationally oriented biophysics, soft-matter physics, physical chemistry, biomedical engineering or similar
  • Strong background in molecular dynamics simulations and/or protein vibration mode modelling
  • Very good communication skills and the ability to work in a team-focused environment.

We offer:

The Czech Academy of Sciences is internationally highly ranked research institution with exceptional quality growth. At the Institute of Photonics and Electronics of CAS, we offer interesting and challenging job in an international environment, work in a multidisciplinary research team and excellent research infrastructure. We ensure a strong support of career growth towards professional and scientific independence.

Above that we offer:

  • 5 weeks of vacation + 3 sick days benefit (in case of a full-time contract)
  • Flexible working hours
  • Annual performance bonus
  • Friendly team of supporting colleagues
  • Modern educational courses and trainings for continuous professional and scientific development
  • Sport allowance - MultiSport card, catering and pension contribution, team building events, fully automatic coffee machine in the team
  • Full-time employment contract for 2 years (with the possibility of an extension)

Application procedure

Please send your application to petrlova@ufe.cz

Applications will be reviewed on the rolling basis until the position is filled.

Position can be started from June 2021, but no later than January 2022.


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