Postdoc for Novel microscopic approaches for biomimicking films at the water-air interface

  • ORGANISATION/COMPANYJ. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry of the CAS, v. v. i.

  • RESEARCH FIELDChemistry › Biochemistry

  • RESEARCHER PROFILERecognised Researcher (R2)

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE13/08/2021 23:00 - Europe/Brussels

  • LOCATION: Czech Republic › Prague 8


  • JOB STATUSFull-time





The project aims at obtaining a comprehensive picture of the biophysical properties of human Tear Film Lipid Layer and pulmonary surfactant by considering the multilamellar aspects of their organization. To assess the properties of multilayer films, we combine experimental and computational methods. Our experimental approach is based on Langmuir trough method combined with various microscopic techniques. We aim at connecting the basic biophysical characteristics of the studied systems with their biological properties. In particular, we study lipid alterations occurring under such pathological conditions as Respiratory Distress Syndrome and Dry Eye Disease.


- 25 days paid leave of absence (holidays) per year + 3 days of paid sick-leave in addition to the statutory insurance

- Flexible working-time, the possibility of part-time work

- Lunch vouchers

- Subsidy for sport and cultural activities

- Recreation subsidy, recreation subsidy for children

- Possibility of attending children groups of the CAS

- Possibility to use discounts in recreation centers of the CAS

- Sports goods rental, free parking, trade union library

- Language courses

- Accommodation facilities

- Possibility of further education and career development by participating in courses organized by our institute.

Eligibility criteria

To apply, please send your CV and motivation letter to

Please, write in the subject line of your email SC2021_15.

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Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVELChemistry: PhD or equivalent


• Ph.D. degree in chemistry or physics.

• Experience with experimental chemical and biophysical techniques relevant for lipid-based systems.

• Experience with fluorescent labelling.

• Experience with writing scientific papers and publishing in high quality peer-reviewed journals.

• Advanced level of written and spoken English.

• Competencies necessary for team work.

Specific Requirements

• Experience with mixed experimental/computational research projects.

• Experience with molecular dynamics simulations, Langmuir trough technique, fluorescence and Brewster angle microscopy.

• Biophysics, bio- or organic chemistry at PhD level

Application deadline
13. 8. 2021