Research scientist for the Centre of Molecular Structure - Biophysical methods facility

31. 07. 2020

Centre of Molecular Structure announces an open position: Research scientist for the CMS - Biophysical methods facility

The central facility of Biophysical methods is a part of the Centre of Molecular Structure (CMS belongs to the

Czech Infrastructure for Integrative Structural Biology, and to the European

infrastructure Instruct-ERIC, It is equipped with a number of biophysical methods for

characterization of proteins, nucleic acids, and their complexes. The individual techniques are used either for

determination of the key properties of biomolecular samples or assessment of their interaction characteristics.

For details about the installed equipment and provided services refer to the web pages of CMS at

We are looking for a research scientist with a significant experience in application of biophysical techniques

and/or spectroscopic techniques.

Job description:

We offer attractive work and professional growth in the field of biophysics in the center of excellence Biocev

with use of modern instruments. The main responsibility lies in provision of services and high-level expertise at

the Centre of molecular structure in biophysical methods, with the possibility of focus on spectroscopies. The

Research scientist will provide services (measurements and analysis where required), guarantee quality and

efficiency of the provided services to internal and external users, will participate in advertising of the services

to external users, including commercial utilization of the services. The Research scientist will be involved in the

activities of research infrastructures on national and international levels (CMS is a part of the Czech

infrastructure for integrative structural biology and is also involved in the European infrastructure Instruct). The

Research scientist will also participate in training within his/her field of expertise and development of services

of an associated facility with optical tweezers with confocal microscope and time-resolved biophysical


• University education in one of the following fields: biophysics, biochemistry, physics, chemistry,

structural biology, or closely related

• Ph.D. degree or equivalent

• Research experience in biophysics and/or IR, fluorescence or other spectroscopies; experience in

time-resolved approaches or structural biology methods is welcome

• Publication activity in the field

• Excellent communication skills and teamwork

• Proven organizational abilities

• Readiness for high work load

• English, written and spoken, advanced level (C2)

• Good repute

Start date: immediately

Workplace location: Vestec near Praha

Send written applications including a motivation letter and a professional CV, either in printed or electronic

form to address: Institute of Biotechnology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prumyslova 595, 25250 Vestec, Czech Republic,

Application deadline: August 31, 2020

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