Organisation: Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Ostrava

Start date: 2024

Job description: 

• Opportunity to lead own research team (which already has basic funding for at least 3 years)
• The chance to hire 1 post-doc based on individual discretion to extend the expertise of the current team (currently consisting of 4 researchers specializing in plant physiology, spectroscopy, chromatography, and gene expression analysis)
• Involvement in the Life & Environment Research Center Ostrava project, specifically within Research program 2 Biochemical and biophysical methods – part Biophysics, especially Main Activity No. 2 (New methodical approaches for assessment of oxidative stress in biological systems;
• Access to modern equipment and technologies at the department (spectroscopy, chromatography, microscopy etc.) and also at collaborating labs within the LERCO project
• A friendly team, supportive environment and motivating salary
• By agreement a full-time or part-time position.

• EU research level: R3 – Established or R4 – Leading (research group), English language skills at a B2 level or higher
• A Ph.D. in biophysics, biochemistry, molecular biology, or similar areas, with at least 10 years of experience in research
• Excellent scientific performance in the fields of biophysics, experimental biology and plant physiology, molecular biology, or in the area of omics (with a focus on plants).
• A significant number of publications in high-quality, internationally recognized scientific journals (D1, Q1) as the first or corresponding author; at least 40 publications in impact factor journals, at least 1200 citations, and an H-index of at least 20 according to WoS
• Broad knowledge of biochemistry, physiological effects, and the role of ROS in living systems, with a preferred focus on plant stress physiology in the context of global climate change (ROS formation, damage, and signalling, oxidative stress protection etc.)
• Expert (preferably practical) knowledge of selected methods for the detection and qualitative and quantitative analysis of ROS, their interaction products with proteins/DNA/lipids, or other oxidative stress markers
• Proven experience in leading research teams, supervising Ph.D. students, and preparing scientific projects.

• Please, send a detailed CV and cover letter detailing research interests, and relevant expertise to Jakub Nezval
( and Vladimír Špunda (

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