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PhD Positions at IOCB Prague Call for Applications 2020

PhD Positions at IOCB Prague
Call for Applications 2020

IOCB Prague is looking for talented, independent and highly motivated students with an MSc degree or equivalent in life sciences or related fields.

Over 35 PhD projects in chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, computational and physical chemistry, and other disciplines are available in 2020.

PhD Positions at IOCB Prague Call for Applications 2019

Why IOCB Prague?

  • Leading scientific institution in the Czech Republic, part of the Czech Academy of Sciences
  • Focus on basic and applied research in chemistry/biochemistry-related fields with an interdisciplinary approach
  • Cutting-edge technology and equipment
  • International environment
  • Collaboration with top research institutes and commercial partners worldwide
  • Conveniently located in Prague-Dejvice close to the city center, in the vicinity of several universities and the National Library of Technology
  • 49 research and service groups
  • Employee benefit program

PhD program at IOCB Prague

  • Nearly 200 PhD students in 2019
  • 35% of PhD students are from abroad (more than 50 % from EU countries)
  • IOCB’s strategy is to establish the best possible working conditions for the ever-growing PhD student community of non-Czech natives
PhD Positions at IOCB Prague Call for Applications 2020

Designated activities and events for PhD students

  • PhD Science Club, Joint Prague-Weizmann Summer/Winter School on Drug Discovery, PhD Bootcamp, PhD Retreat, lunches with invited speakers, courses, etc.
  • Self-organized free time activities and clubs

Admission procedure

Students interested in conducting their PhD research in IOCB Prague groups can choose up to 3 groups for interviews and apply through a simple online application form.

  • Application deadline is on Sunday, February 23, 2020
  • On-site IOCB Interview Day is on Thursday, March 19, 2020

Selected PhD candidates are interviewed either on-site during the IOCB Interview Day or via Skype. If successful, they are offered a position by a supervisor. Moreover, IOCB awards the top five candidates, that will be selected via an on-site interview, with an annual PhD fellowship of CZK 25,000 per month.

Please note: In the Czech Republic, prospective PhD students first find their PhD supervisor and then enter a university-administered PhD program. IOCB PhD students are mostly administered by Charles University or the University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague.

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PhD Positions at IOCB Prague Call for Applications 2020

PhD Programs

Exploring the fundamental molecular interactions modulating glycocalyx bioactivityDetails
Liquid nebulization in ion sources for mass spectrometryDetails
Spectroscopic studies of sugar-lectin interactionsDetails
Application of metallo-DNA in nanoelectronicsDetails
Lanthanide Circularly Polarized Luminescence Probes of DNA StructureDetails
Computational modelling of molecular optical activityDetails
Spectroscopic Studies of Protein FibrilsDetails
Development of chemical tools to study and manipulate biological processes in live cellsDetails
Investigating customised functional molecules by the state-of-the-art cryogenic scanning probe microscopyDetails
Enantioselective catalysis under the control of helical chiralityDetails
Nonplanar unconventional pi-electron systemsDetails
Development of methods for stabilization of organic radicalsDetails
Development of systems for reversible electron transferDetails
Molecular Machines in Supramolecular SystemsDetails
Surface-Mounted Molecular MotorsDetails
Synthesis of novel types of nucleotide analogues as enzyme inhibitors of nucleotide metabolism with potential antiparasitic and antibacterial activityDetails
Design and synthesis of novel photoswitches derived from bisazobenzenesDetails
Nucleotides bearing polar or charged functional groups for enzymatic synthesis of modified DNADetails
Chemical synthesis of hypermodified oligonucleotides and DNADetails
Modified nucleoside triphosphates with unnatural nucleobases for enzymatic synthesis of modified DNADetails
Chemical or enzymatic labelling of epigenetic nucleobases in DNADetails
New RNA modifications for regulation of translationDetails
Synthesis and transformations of fluoroalkylated heterocyclesDetails
Synthesis and application of N-fluoroalkylated compoundsDetails
Nanoparticles for elimination of viruses spreading through air, water and bodily fluidsDetails
Metabolic engineering of novel kavalactones using yeast quiescent cellsDetails
Elucidation and engineering of the biosynthetic pathways of unique diterpenoidsDetails
Development of machine learning algorithms for the prediction of terpene synthase activityDetails
Cathepsin proteases in biomedicineDetails
Targeting hematological malignancies using fragment-based drug designDetails
Hijacking of human host factors by virusesDetails
Role, biogenesis, and biodegradation of NpnN RNA caps in prokaryotesDetails
Chemical biology tools for drug developmentDetails
Transient nuclear protein-protein interaction networksDetails
Inhibitors of viral methyltransferasesDetails

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