Published: 2020-08-14 10:28:53 | Expires: 2020-09-30
Company: Biologické centrum AV ČR
City: České Budějovice
Employer: Akademie věd
Categories: BO – Biofyzika
Employment relationship: Employment contract
Job type: Researcher
Researcher profiles: R2, R3
Job status: Full-time
Job starting date: 1. 1. 2021
Application deadline: 30. 9. 2020
Min. education level: PhD
Field of education: Biochemistry, Biophysics, Plant Physiology or other related fields
– Familiarity with or willingness to learn and use biochemical methods in membrane protein and pigment purifications are a prerequisite as the candidate is expected to actively participate in our ongoing research centered around light harvesting and photoprotection in algal light-harvesting systems, with particular focus on the group of fucoxanthin and violaxanthin-binding complexes (diatoms, Emiliania huxleyi, eustigmatophytes). Familiarity with at least part of our recent work is thus also expected.
– Independence and strong motivation to pursue novel research directions within the thematical and methodological scope of our team is expected and establishment of novel methodological approaches will be encouraged.
– Due to the scope of our existing methods the candidate is expected to provide a brief outline of the prospective research direction or methodology in which he/she is the most interested in. Interested candidates are invited to consult with us before submitting the final proposal.
– Health insurance
– Subsidised lunch canteen
– Friendly international working environment
Our group forms a part of a freely associated cluster of laboratories engaged in research covering essentially all aspects of pigment, protein and pigment-protein complexes’ biochemistry and photophysics.
Access to advanced methods such as ultrafast transient absorption spectroscopy, (cryo-)electron microscopy or single-molecule spectroscopy is available through on-campus collaborations.
We have extensive experience with cultivation and analysis of various non-model algae and bacteria and obtaining purified photosynthetic apparatus components from these.
The offered position is for 2 years. Extension of contract is possible with an opportunity for development of fully independent research direction.The BC CAS is a holder of the HR Excellence in Research Award. Our selection process is transparent, open, non-discriminating and fair. For more information about the researchers recruitment policy at our institution, see www.bc.cas.cz/en/about-us/employment/.Applicants are requested to submit a motivation letter, curriculum vitae via the «REPLY» button bellow.