Independent Group research leader (Assistant Professor) position Czech Republic, Prague

The Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry in Prague invites applications for the position of Junior Group Leader in HBV research who would focus his or her program on fundamental unresolved questions of HBV biology (such as latent or occult HBV infection).We are interested in strong creative personalities who would lead the HBV effort at the institute, bring in their own research program and take advantage of the institute‘s strong scientific infrastructure in modern Organic, Bioorganic, Medicinal and Theoretical Chemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. This tenure-track position is comparable to an Assistant Professor at a US university, or to a new investigator position at the Max Planck Institutes. IOCB aims to enhance its character as an international research center and applications from non-Czech scientists are encouraged.

The Institute: l Has history of 60 years of successful basic research in organic chemistry, biochemistry, chemistry of natural products and theoretical chemistry, often translated into highly successful antiviral medicines and other commercial assets. l Is located in an attractive historic city of Prague, capital of the Czech Republic l Has multicultural environment, with English as the language used in most laboratories l Enjoys unprecedented financial position which allows for freedom to choose and defend your own project and scientific direction

The Institute offers: l The possibility to build a group (with up to 5 co-workers) and begin one‘s own scientific career l Help in submission of grant applications which, if successful, may enhance further the size and scope of the research group l Fully equipped laboratory, including a professionally run BL3 facility l Generous startup financial package l Competitive salaries of the leader and co-workers l Support of the institutional services.

The Institute requires: l Completed education on the Ph.D. level l A substantial postdoctoral experience in the HBV field l Ability to lead a research team l A research program complementing and enhancing the scientific focus of the institute (

Send your applications in English along with CV, your proposal of a research program for 5 years (a maximum of 5 pages), and a full list of publications incl. the number of citations according to WOS in an electronic form (pdf) to by April 30, 2015. In the heading of the document, put “Junior Group Leader – HBV“.

Two letters of recommendation from respected scientists should be sent directly to Dr. Iva Pichová at:, who can also provide further information.

Timing: Applications are to be submitted by June 30, 2015 (or until the position is filled)

 Expected start – autumn of 2015

Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague