Job Opening: Junior Researcher/Postdoc Researcher

Published: 22. 01. 2019

Charles University, Faculty of Pharmacy in Hradec Králové, announces an open competition according to the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme, project No 825762 EDCMET - Metabolic effects of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals: novel testing METhods and adverse outcome pathways for the position: 

Junior Researcher/Postdoc Researcher

The position is available as a half-time job (20 hours per week) at Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology from 1st April 2019 during the project period (01 Jan 2019 – 31 Dec 2023).

The focus of work - work package: In vitro and omics methods to assess metabolic effects of EDs.


  • experimental work with cellular assays,
  • experimental work in a lab (experience with both in vivo and in vitro experiments),
  • experimental work includes cell line cultivation, qRT-PCR, western blotting, confocal microscopy, metabolic assays of lipids, bile acids and glucose, hormonal effects analysis,
  • statistical data evaluation, planning experiments, working with data,
  • presentations and publishing of the results,
  • cooperation within national and international scientists.

Specific Requirements

  • prerequisites for research work (patience, persistence, and passion towards long-term goals in research),
  • flexibility, great diligence, thoroughness, and responsibility,
  • good organizational and communication skills,
  • ability to work both independently and in a team,
  • high motivation and hardworking,
  • strong willingness to learn new things continuously.

Benefits for the successful candidate

  • competitive salary for the Czech Republic,
  • interesting work in an expert team,
  • collaboration with foreign experts from several European countries,
  • foreign scientific internships and participation in international conferences,
  • flexible working hours,
  • at least 5 weeks paid vacation,
  • catering allowance and other benefits.

Interested candidates should provide an application and required documents.

The application should include the following:

  • first and last name of the applicant, date and place of birth, nationality,
  • place of residence/current address, contact information (email address, phone number),
  • date and signature.
  • consent to use personal information provided for the purposes of the tender within the meaning of the Act no. 101/2000 Coll., on Personal Data Protection, as amended.

The application form and Consent to use Personal information is available for download here or below.

Applicants should submit the following annexes with their application:

  • professional application letter,
  • CV including professional skills and past research experience,
  • certified copy of a diploma (master degree in Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Medicine, Toxicology, or Experimental Biology),
  • certified copy of a certificate/license to work with experimental animals valid in 2019 in the Czech Republic,
  • letters of recommendation from recognized experts in experimental hepatology or toxicology of the liver (at least two letters of recommendation are requiered and at least one from abroad),
  • list of publication (at least two research papers in international journals on hepatic metabolism are required, and at least once the candidate is the first author),
  • list of international trainees or international research experience (at least two positions are required from western European countries or from USA, Japan, Canada, or Korea),
  • other documents certifying required knowledge and expertise of nuclear receptors, endocrine disruptors, hormonal regulation and liver metabolism (conference or workshop participations), or any documents giving evidence of communication skills and English language skills.

Selection proces

1. Please, notice that You cannot be included in the list of candidates if the application is sent after the deadline or is incomplete!

Applicants should send all required materials no later than 12 pm on 22nd February 2019 by e-mail on the following e-mail address: Please, fill in the mail subject "EDCMET application" or hand-delivered at the following address: Faculty of Pharmacy in Hradec Králové, Department of Science and Research, Ing. Martina Doležalová, EDCMET project manager, Heyrovského 1203, 500 05 Hradec Králové, the Czech Republic. Please, write in the envelope “EDCMET application".

2. Candidates meeting the eligible criteria will be invited for interview.

Selection criteria for candidates:

  • master degree or equivalent in the field of application, excellent knowledge of English language (communication skills could be check by Skype conference),
  • practice or experimental work in the respective area of research (experimental and methodological skills, the quality of positions/trainees), licence to work with experimental animals valid in the Czech Republic,
  • publications in the respective area of research (quality of papers published by candidate as the first author).


Application form




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