Post-Doc Position in Astrochemistry and Astrobiology of Venus

A post-doc position focused on the experimental exploration of photochemical processes on Venus is open at the J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry in Prague, Czech Republic. This position requires close collaboration with the Institut für Weltraumforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Graz, and is funded by the Czech Science Foundation. For more information about the project, please contact Dr. Martin Ferus at

Type of Contract: Temporary (3 years).

Job Status: Full-time


  • Deep, long-term, and well-documented studies in planetary chemistry.
  • Experience with spectroscopic techniques (e.g., gas phase FTIR, GC-MS).
  • A primarily experimental focus, with the ability to evaluate data and understand the theory.
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language.
  • Knowledge of Czech and German is an advantage.

Eligibility Criteria: If interested, please send your CV, a brief summary of your education/courses taken relevant to planetary chemistry, and 1 - 2 references to Include SC2024_05 in the subject line of your email.


  • 25 days of paid leave (holidays) per year, plus 3 days of paid sick leave.
  • Lunch vouchers.
  • Competitive salary
  • Access to children's groups of the CAS.
  • Discounts at recreation centers of the CAS.
  • Sports goods rental, free parking, trade union library.
  • Language courses.
  • Attractive location.

Selection process

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Application deadline
1. 3. 2024