Researcher (senior, Assoc. Prof.), úvazek 0,2 FTE (project NETPHARM), FaF_VZ2_44

Ref. No. UKFaF/42247/2024

Job Opening

Charles University, Faculty of Pharmacy in Hradec Králové, represented by the Dean of the Faculty, announces an open competition

for the project New Technologies for Translational Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences /NETPHARM,
Project No.: CZ.02.01.01/00/22_008/0004607,

within the Operation Programme Johannes Amos Commenius (OP JAK), P 1: Research and Development, SO 1.1: Developing and enhancing research and innovation capacities and deploying advanced technologies,

to fill research position:

FaF_VZ2_44: Researcher (senior, Assoc. Prof.), 0,2 FTE (20 %)

Design and execution of experiments for WP2, publication of results

Place of work: Hradec Králové


  • Performs experimental research activity in the relevant field, supervises the research activity of the team's experts, immediately escalates identified risks to a superior position,
  • design and execution of experiments for WP2, publication of results,
  • introduction and application of in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo tests for the study of the transfer of tested substances through biological barriers (gut, placenta, brain),
  • monitoring interactions of the tested molecules with the organism at different levels of its hierarchical organization (e.g. at the level of signalling, production of endogenous molecules or cell lifespan),
  • transcriptomic analysis of selected groups of genes potentially influenced by the tested drug, their processing and interpretation,
  • study of drug interactions in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo,
  • performing parametric and non-parametric statistical analyses, including survival analyses, relapse incidence and consideration of other parameters characterising the tested cohorts,
  • interpretation of data with regard to the possibility of their extrapolation to humans and the development of application potential,
  • presentation and publication of results on an international level,
  • involvement in the preparation of related national and international projects,
  • working on key project activities with emphasis on application potential.


A researcher who is more than 7 years beyond the award of his/her academic Ph.D. or its equivalent (ISCED level 8 equivalent)*,

  • completed university doctoral studies (Ph.D. degree) in a field of natural sciences at a university in the Czech Republic or achieved a comparable degree at a foreign university, no later than on the date of commencement of employment,
  • senior researcher H-index ≥ 8, publications in major journals with IF, grant activity, active knowledge of English language (proficiency in spoken and written English),
  • scientific and publication activity in the field of pharmacokinetics, drugs transfer through physiological barriers, drug interactions on membrane transporters and biotransformation enzymes, regulation of expression of membrane transporters and biotransformation enzymes and testing interactions with nuclear receptors,
  • experience with in vitro, ex vivo, in situ and in vivo drug interaction testing,
  • previous experience in genomics and proteomics is an advantage.

Other knowledge and skills:

  • Prerequisites for research work
  • Flexibility, diligence, thoroughness, and responsibility
  • Good organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team
  • High level of work commitment
  • Strong willingness to learn new things continuously

Application must include the following:

  • First and last name of the applicant
  • Date and place of birth
  • Nationality
  • Place of residence/current address
  • Date and signature
  • Contact information (email address, phone number)

Candidates are expected to submit following annexes with an application:

  • CV including the list of publications, professional skills and past research experience
  • Professional application letter
  • 2 letters of recommendation from recognized experts in their research field
  • Certified copy of a diploma (Ph.D. degree)
  • Other documents certifying required knowledge and expertise
  • Information duty and consent to the processing of personal data according to Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation) and Act No. 110/2019 Coll., on personal data processing, as amended

The application form and agreement including an acknowledgement about providing personal data are available for download below on this page.

The estimated monthly wage: 75 000 Kč (1,0 FTE)

The start of work: Can be negotiated

Type of employment contract: for a definite period of the project duration, ie until 29 February 2028.

Part-time job (0,2 FTE).

We offer:

  • Work for a prestigious educational and scientific institution of Charles University
  • Interesting work in cutting-edge research in the field of new technologies for translational research in pharmaceutical sciences
  • Opportunity to participate in cutting-edge research and be part of an international interdisciplinary team
  • Possibility of cooperation with foreign experts from all over the world
  • Specialized professional growth and continuous education in a field with the perspective of long-term employment
  • Foreign scientific internships and participation in international conferences

We also offer:

  • Part-time (0.2 FTE)
  • 5 weeks of vacation per year + 5 personal development days
  • Discounted calls for employees and their family members
  • Meal allowance and other contributions from the social fund (e.g. supplementary pension insurance or private life insurance, interest on a loan for housing needs)
  • possibility of using the services of the FAFÍK Children's Group (a children's group established at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the Charles University in Hradec Králové)
  • ČSOB incentive programme (a package of above-standard benefits for all employees)
  • UK benefits (discounts and benefits for UK employees at external entities)

We kindly ask you to send the application form with all required documents and attachments by post or email no later than by 26. 2. 2024 to the following address:

Charles University, Faculty of Pharmacy in Hradec Králové

Lenka Cermanová, DiS. – Personnel Department

Akademika Heyrovského 1203

500 05 Hradec Králové 5

Czech Republic


Please, clearly mark the envelope „Job Announcement – NETPHARM Project – FaF_VZ2_44: Researcher (senior, Assoc. Prof.).

We kindly ask you to send your application with all the required documents and attachments because without them your application is not complete and you cannot be included in the list of candidates.

The announcer reserves the right to cancel the job announcement at any time during the course.

Contact person for providing further information concerning the work content:

prof. PharmDr. František Štaud, Ph.D. – Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Phone: +420 495 067 407



This project, No. CZ.02.01.01/00/22_008/0004607: New Technologies for Translational Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences /NETPHARM, is co-financed by the European Union.

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