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VP2 (BFY) Researcher (junior/postdoc) 2 project LERCO


The Dean of the Faculty of Science of the University of Ostrava announces a job vacancy

  • VP2 (BFY) Researcher (junior/postdoc) 2 project LERCO

The open vacancy is announced within the framework of the Life Environment Research Center Ostrava (LERCO, reg. no. CZ.10.03.01/00/22_003/0000003), Research program 2 Biochemical and biophysical methods – part Biophysics.

Type of systemised position

  • Postdoc I

Expected start date

  • 1st of July, 2023 (or by agreement)

Estimated amount of work

  • 50% (or by agreement)

Contract of employment

  • Fixed-term contract (for the duration of LERCO project)

Wage conditions

  • According to the Internal Wage Regulations of UO

Language in which the selection process will be conducted

  • Czech or English

Qualifications and other requirements

  • Ph.D. in biophysics, molecular biology, or similar study program
  • Expertise in the field of reactive oxygen species biology, biochemistry, and physiological functions, as well as oxidative stress mitigation in assimilatory apparatus of higher plants
  • Thorough knowledge of molecular-biological methods including appropriate practical skills in the field of experimental assessment of gene expression (PCR, RT-qPCR, transcriptomic analysis etc.); ability to independently process and interpret obtained data
  • Basic knowledge of mechanisms involved in the regulation of metabolism at the level of gene expression with focus on pathways related to production of low-molecular weight antioxidants in higher plants
  • Publication activity and international cooperation in the given field of research
  • EU research level: R2 – Recognized
  • Practical experience with experiment involving genetically modified organisms
  • Good written and oral communication skills in English
  • Prerequisites for the development of independent scientific-research activity

Job Description

  • Implementation of independent scientific activity in the field of new methodological approaches to the study of oxidative stress in biological systems, particularly in higher plants
  • Development and application of molecular-biological methods (PCR, RT-qPCR, transcriptome analysis)
  • Publication of results obtained in the given field of research

List of Documents Required from the Applicant (in Czech or English)

Date, Method, Form, and Place for the Delivery of the Application and Required Documents from the Applicant

Application for the selection procedure containing all the required documents are to be sent electronically to the following address: .

Deadline for on-time applications

  • 12th June, 2023

The first round of the selection procedure will take place without the personal presence of the candidates by the assessment of the submitted materials by the selecion committee.

The Dean of the Faculty reserves the right to invite only selected candidates to a personal meeting and also the right not to select any candidate. The Dean of the Faculty of Science of the University of Ostrava may also shorten, cancel or repeat the selection procedure.


University of Ostrava
Faculty of Science
HR department
Bc. Lucie Malovcová
Chittussiho 10
710 00 Ostrava – Slezská Ostrava
Czech Republic

Phone: +420 553 46 2107