Postdoctoral Fellow in Peptide Chemistry, Prague, Czech Republic

Postdoc in Czech Republic
Postdoctoral Fellow in Peptide Chemistry: The Jiří Jiráček Group at IOCB Prague is seeking a talented and motivated Postdoctoral Fellow in Peptide Chemistry. This is an opportunity to join a progressive, multidisciplinary scientific team focused on developing new drugs for hormone-related disorders. If you are passionate about basic research and synthetic chemistry, we encourage you to apply.


Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Area

Peptide Chemistry


Prague, Czech Republic


  • Education: PhD degree in Organic Chemistry obtained no more than 5 years ago
  • Skills:
  • Good track record of previous scientific publications and achievements
  • Fluency in spoken and written English
  • Passion for basic research and synthetic chemistry
  • Experience: Previous experience with solid-phase peptide synthesis is an advantage but not a prerequisite

Job Description

The successful candidate will:

  • Develop new chemical approaches for the total chemical synthesis of small proteins, focusing on the insulin-like family of hormones
  • Synthesize analogs and mimetics of insulin and insulin-like growth factors to study their biological effects and develop new drugs
  • Join a multidisciplinary team of medicinal chemists, virologists, immunologists, computational chemists, biologists, and biochemists
  • Access state-of-the-art instrumentation and training opportunities for specialized courses


  • Stable background of an internationally recognized scientific institution
  • Competitive financial remuneration
  • 5 weeks of vacation + 4 days of personal leave
  • Financial support for parents with children under 4 years of age returning to work after maternity/parental leave
  • Employee benefits including meal subsidy, on-site catering, contribution to supplementary pension insurance/leisure activities, Multisport card, and discounted language courses

How to Apply

Please send your CV and a short motivation letter with two references to Dr. Jiří Jiráček at If you do not hear from us within 3 weeks, we have decided to proceed with another candidate. Thank you for your understanding.

Last Date to Apply

31 October 2024

Take this unique opportunity to work in a dynamic research environment and make a significant impact on the field of peptide chemistry. We look forward to your application!



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