Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Polymer Surfaces, Optofluidics, and Biosensors


Our investigation efforts to encompasses the development of new methodologies to elucidate biointerfacial interactions phenomena such as novel approaches to probing functional coatings architectures, as well as molecular-level studies on surface-mediated biomolecular interactions dynamics. The research addresses current topics in biophysics, biology, molecular biology, and bioengineering.


The Laboratory of Functional Biointerfaces hires candidate will be involved in interdisciplinary research on synthesis, characterization and application of novel bio-functional materials, nano-coatings, and interfaces for a variety of end uses, including fundamental work on biomolecular interactions and applied work in cell-on-a-chip and biosensing applications.

What we expect

  • Ph. D. in chemistry (organic, physical), chemical engineering, polymer chemistry, molecular biology, biophysics, bioengineering, or a related field
  • Demonstrated publication record in the relevant scientific domain
  • Motivation for collaborative research and teamwork
  • Passion for advancing scientific knowledge and contributing to research communities
  • Sound verbal and written communication skills in English

Non-mandatory expectations

  • Knowledge and experience related to heterogeneous polymerization methods (e.g., SI-ATRP)
  • Experience with (in)organic synthesis (e.g., monomer precursors, zwitterionic compounds), including purification and characterization
  • Experience with surface-based and optical bioanalytical techniques, including surface plasmon resonance, quartz crystal microbalance, and fluorescence microscopy
  • Microfabrication and/or nanofabrication and associated replication techniques: UV and/or e-beam lithography, lithography
  • Experience with surface characterization methods, including AFM, SEM, XPS, ellipsometry,
  • Experience with computational fluid dynamics
  • Experience with microfluidic or nanofluidics
  • Proficiency in Matlab, Python, or similar programming languages

What we offer

  • Interesting work in cutting-edge research and development
  • 5 weeks of vacation + 6 days of personal leave
  • Home office mode partially avaliable
  • Visitor´s room for adults with childern 
  • After the first year of employment, contribution to pension and life insurance, contribution to recreation, culture or sports
  • Czech/ English lessons at the workplace
  • In-house yoga classes
  • Multisport card and other benefits
  • Find out more about us - Why FZU?

It´s good to know

  • Start of employment - up to agreement
  • Working in an international team
  • Full-time job
  • 1-year contract (possible extension up to a duration of projects perspective)
  • We expect applications at the email address below with a subject specification - name of position
  • For additional information, please get in touch with Dr. Hana Lísalová (lisalova [at] fzu [dot] cz)

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

We look forward to hearing from you!

FZU – Institute of Physics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic is a leading public research institution based in Prague. FZU is the largest institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic with more than 1100 employees and focuses on basic and applied research in the field of physics. Our top researchers strive to understand and explain the basic phenomena and processes of how the world works and thus respond to the current scientific and technical challenges of our society.  

As an employer, FZU supports equal opportunities and diversity. This approach helps to foster a positive work culture and creates a supportive environment for all employees. The principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion are embedded in our policies and hiring practices, providing a solid foundation for fair selection processes.  

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