Postdoctoral Position in Mathematical and Computational Biology/Biophysics

The Timr group at the J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry in Prague is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral associate to work on multi-scale modeling of dynamic enzyme assemblies.

Our research group focuses on the computer simulation of the cell interior. Using multi-scale computational models, we aim to elucidate the physical and chemical mechanisms governing the organization of metabolic pathways in living cells. Supported by the Lumina Quaeruntur Award and a grant from the Czech Science Foundation, our team is integrated into the interdisciplinary Department of Computational Chemistry. This department bridges the physical chemistry and biophysics of proteins and membranes with theoretical enzymology and spectroscopy.

The postdoctoral associate will develop mesoscopic computational models to understand the roles of dynamic enzyme assemblies in metabolic regulation. The goal is to develop and implement a novel framework that will integrate detailed insights from all-atom and coarse-grained MD simulations with larger-scale reaction-diffusion models of dynamic enzyme assemblies. This work will be an important contribution to our mechanistic understanding of metabolic pathway organization in cells.

The initial contract period is for one year, possibly extending up to four years. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.


  • PhD in a quantitative field, such as Mathematical/Computational Biology, Biophysics, Chemical Engineering, or Applied Mathematics.
  • Strong skills in developing and implementing mathematical models.
  • Proficiency in programming and scripting languages (e.g., Python, C++) for model development and data analysis.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.

Experience in kinetic modeling of enzymes and metabolic pathways, reaction-diffusion modeling, classical MD simulations, and Markov models will be considered an asset.

To apply, please send your CV, a list of publications, a motivation letter, and contact information for two references to (recruitment[at]jh-inst[dot]cas[dot]cz) and (stepan[dot]timr[at]jh-inst[dot]cas[dot]cz). Please include SC2024_16 in the email subject line. For any inquiries, contact (stepan[dot]timr[at]jh-inst[dot]cas[dot]cz).

Starting date: The position is available immediately.

Type of contract: Temporary

Job status: Full time

Application deadline
10. 5. 2024