Postdoc in Biophysics


A postdoctoral research opportunity is available at the Laboratory of Biophysics


Research programme

The research lab is interested in understanding the how selected physical factors (e.g. novel nanomaterials, mechanical forces of cell microenvironment) affect cellular machinery. Highly motivated researchers are welcome to join the lab and work on MSMT funded research projects.

The postdoctoral fellow will conduct research in revealing molecular mechanisms of physical factors action on liver cancer cells. The fellow is required to have technical and theoretical knowledge related to biophysics, cell biology and molecular biology. Hands-on experience with common techniques in molecular biology and fluorescence microscopy is preferred.

The candidate is expected to lead research projects under the supervision of the PI and publish research findings in reputational peer-reviewed journals. Specific tasks will include design and perform experiments, collection and analysis of data, preparation of reports for peer-reviewed scientific publications, conference presentations, and grant progress reports. The fellow will have opportunities to mentor technicians and graduate students.

Who we look for

  • Ph.D. degree holder with major in biophysics, molecular biology, cell biology, or related field of study
  • Prior research experience in the areas of cell culturing, microscopy, genetics, and/or nanoparticle-cell interactions
  • Previous experience in cellular biophysical research will be given first consideration
  • Sound verbal and written communication skills in English

Why FZU?

  • We offer professional work in the friendly environment of a top scientific institution
  • We offer the facilities of the largest institute of the Academy of Sciences
  • International environment with a friendly atmosphere
  • We collaborate on prestigious international projects
  • We support further education


  • Addressing cutting-edge research topics with high application potential 
  • A stimulating and friendly supervising and mentoring
  • Unique research facilities
  • Training and development possibilities (seminars, workshops, conferences)
  • Soft skills trainings (project management, grants applications, etc.) 
  • Czech Language Courses 
  • Indoor yoga classes
  • A competitive salary 
  • Flexible working hours
  • Home office mode
  • And more benefits such as Multisport card, cooperative kindergarten, etc.

It´s good to know

  • Place of work: FZU, Pod vodárenskou věží, Praha 8
  • Fixed-term employment: 1 year with a perspective of long-term cooperation
  • Full-time employment
  • Starting in the middle of 2024 or as otherwise agreed

If you are interested in this offer, please send us your structured CV in Czech and English language, motivation letter and ideally 2 references to the e-mail address below.

We look forward to hearing from you!