In accordance with the The Competitive Hiring Process Code of Charles University, the Dean of the Faculty of Science of Charles University announces a competitive hiring process with a deadline for applications May 31, 2024

We are seeking a creative, motivated candidate who would either initially join one of the existing teams at the Department of Experimental Plant Biology (see https://www.natur.cuni.cz/biology/plant-biology/science-and-research) and participate in their research as a (senior) postdoc, with a perspective of applying for external funding and starting an independent research group, or establish a (small) research group from the beginning (additional support for a part-time technician and one PhD student as well as consumables is negotiable). The contract is renewable with a perspective of obtaining a stable academic position. The candidate will have the opportunity to supervise or co-supervise undergraduate and graduate students ́ research projects and may engage in other teaching activities depending on further agreement. Required attachments of the application are: 2 letters of reference Attachment 1: Brief (up to 3 pages incl. references) summary of the proposed research The research proposals and other documents provided by the applicants will be evaluated by a committee including the concerned group leaders continuously and best suited candidates will be invited to an in-person or online interview.

Application Instructions

Application, which you can download here https://www.natur.cuni.cz/fakulta/uredni-deska/vyberova-rizeni/application-for-selection-procedure/view, with cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications, diplomas, research and teaching statement, must be send within 30 days from the announcement of the tender to the e-mail address: volnamista@natur.cuni.cz with subject “Výběrové řízení.”

If a candidate applies for more than one position, you must submit a separate application form for each selected position.

Candidates who progress to the second round of the selection procedure will be invited to an interview. The interview may be conducted by means of information and communication technology if justified, at the request of the candidate. The Committee may invite selected candidates to give a lecture to the academic community of the Faculty.

By sending your application, you agree that Charles University, Faculty of Science will process your personal data for the purpose of keeping records of job seekers in accordance with applicable laws.


  • PhD in a relevant field, previous postdoctoral experience highly welcome. The candidate should demonstrate relevant first- or senior-author publication history, scientific enthusiasm and deep contextual understanding in an area of research within the broader field of plant physiology and developmental biology, familiarity with topics studied in thematically close labs of the Department (or in the prospective host lab), as well as the ability to formulate a brief proposal summarizing scientific intentions. Preliminary consultation with respective group leaders is strongly encouraged.

Required Documents

  • structured CV
  • evidence of education, scientific and pedagogical degrees and scientific ranks
  • list of scientific and publication activity
  • two letters of recommendation
  • Attachment no. 1 according to vacancy description

Job offer code: 202405-AP2-PřF-1300-016
Published: 2024-03-01
Starting date by agreement: Yes
Hours per week: 40
Duration: 3 years
Pay grade: AP2
Contract for an indefinite period: No