JUNIOR Fund (Post-Doc): Innovative Applications of Capillary Electrophoresis in Pharmaceutical Analysis

Ref. No. UkFaF/353513/2023

Project Title:  Innovative Applications of Capillary Electrophoresis in Pharmaceutical Analysis


The postdoc position is open for a motivated researcher in the field of analytical chemistry and advanced separation methods. The applicant will be mainly involved in the research that covers the application of capillary electrophoresis (CE) in pharmaceutical analysis.

Capillary electrophoresis in all separation modes represents very promising alternative to the conventionally applied chromatographic techniques, especially in the fields of chiral separations, pharmaceutical analysis, metabolomics, or proteomics. The wide spectrum of CE´s applicability is due to high flexibility of this separation technique, i.e., the composition of the separation medium can be changed by the addition of various modifiers to the background electrolyte resulting in the modification or tuning of separation selectivity.

The proposed project may be focused on various topics falling in the field of innovative CE applications in pharmaceutical analysis including but not limited to (i) the development of new chiral selectors such as chiral ionic liquids for CE enantioseparations, or (ii) application of CE-MS in the characterisation of drug purity and authenticity including the analysis of drugs of herbal origin or dietary supplements.

Candidate profile:

  • Ph.D. degree in analytical chemistry.
  • Skills to work in the analytical chemistry laboratory are desired.
  • Strong background in capillary electrophoresis is desired (proved by relevant publication record).
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Knowledge of MS Office is a must.
  • Experience with software such as ChemStation, MassHunter, GraphPad, and MODDE is a plus.
  • Knowledge of mass spectrometry is a plus.
  • Knowledge of design of experiments is a plus.
  • Ability to work in an international environment.

Supervisor: PharmDr. Pavel Jáč, Ph.D. (ORCID: 0000-0002-8204-1177; web: Jáč Pavel | Vědecký portál - Farmaceutická fakulta UK (cuni.cz))
Email: jac_p9aa@faf.cuni.cz
Phone: +420 495 067 504

Position available from: 1st of January 2024

Deadline date for applications: 17th of July 2023

Applicants must submit all required documents including description of prior research, technical skills and scientific experience, to the project supervisor, PharmDr. Pavel Jáč, Ph.D. (jac_p9aa@faf.cuni.cz) and in the copy to faculty coordinator of the Junior Fund Bc. Karel Nohejl (nohejlk@faf.cuni.cz).

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