PhD Position in Computational Biochemistry/Biophysics

published in December 2022

The research group of Dr. Michal H. Kolář at the Department of Physical Chemistry, University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague, Czech Republic offers a Ph.D. position available from mid-2023. The position is related to the ongoing research of the group focused on the structure, function, and evolution of the ribosome and associated translation factors.

PhD position in computational biochemistry, Prague

We expect the candidate will hold a Master's (or equivalent) degree in chemistry, life sciences, or physics before assuming the position. He or she should have an interest in biomolecules, good computing skills (Linux, python, etc.), strong communication skills in English, and reliable work ethics. The candidate will be expected to choose one of the Ph.D. programs at the Faculty of chemical engineering at UCT Prague, Czech Republic, and receive a part-time work contract on one of the projects of the Czech Science Foundations awarded to Dr. Kolář recently.

The successful candidate will build computer models of various ribosomes or their parts, perform large-scale computer simulations of them, and analyze the simulations using state-of-the-art statistical models and machine learning. He or she will present his/her work in both written and oral form and may contribute to teaching bachelor-level classes.

Please, submit your application to before February 3, 2023.

The University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague is a natural center of first-rate study and research in the area of chemistry in Czechia and is one of the country's largest educational and research institutions focused on all areas of chemistry. It offers study programs in the Czech and English languages. Many key figures in the history of chemistry relate to UCT Prague. Among them, three figures are renowned in their fields: Vladimir Prelog, Nobel Prize winner, Otto Wichterle, the inventor of contact lenses, and Emil Votoček, the author of the Czech chemical nomenclature.