Offer Of Two Available Phd Fellowships In Organic Synthesis And Medicinal Chemistry

Universities and Institutes of Czech
November 30, 2023
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5 Sep 2023

Job Information


Masaryk University - Faculty of Science


Laboratory of Organic Synthesis and Medicinal Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science

Research Field

Chemistry » Organic chemistry

Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)


Czech Republic

Application Deadline

30 Nov 2023 - 00:00 (Europe/Brussels)

Type of Contract


Job Status


Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme

Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

Workplace: Laboratory of Organic Synthesis and Medicinal Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic

Supervisor: Jakub Švenda, Ph.D.

Type of Position: Ph.D. fellowship (more information on Ph.D. study programs at the Faculty of Science of Masaryk University here )

Application Deadline: November 30, 2023

Possible Start Date: from January 2024 (start date can be negotiated)


The students will enroll in the chemistry Ph.D. program at Masaryk University and will join the research team of Dr. Jakub Svenda at the Department Chemistry. The laboratory is devoted to advancing methods and strategies that facilitate the investigation of underexplored and medicinally important natural products and enable the preparation of new chemical biology probes. The ongoing projects include: (1) Synthetic antibiotics inspired by the bactobolin class of natural products (see: J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020 , 142 , 7306 and Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2023 , 62, e202213183). (2) Chemical biology probes to investigate bilirubin oxidation products in the context of phototherapy and oxidative stress. (3) Development of new methods for the construction of challenging sp3-sp3 carbon-carbon bonds. All three projects provide ample opportunities for innovation in synthetic chemistry.

Selected students will receive an excellent training in synthetic organic chemistry and will broaden their education through offered PhD-level courses. The gained expertise will allow the Ph.D. candidates to become competitive in their next career steps (see the list of alumni: https: // ).

For further inquiries regarding the positions or the projects, please contact Dr. Švenda: [email protected].


Research Field


Education Level

Master Degree or equivalent


  • Master's degree in chemistry required at the time of enrolment to the PhD study program.
  • Candidates should be familiar with basic laboratory techniques used in experimental organic chemistry.
  • Prior deeper training/experience in chemical synthesis will be evaluated positively during the interview and selection process.
  • All highly motivated students are encouraged to apply.
  • Good communication skills (oral and written) in English.
  • High level of commitment to complete the PhD studies.
  • Languages



    Additional Information


    Selected candidates will receive comprehensive training in organic synthesis and medicinal chemistry. Our Faculty provides an opportunity to study and live in a modern and dynamic city, one of 10 best student cities.

    In addition to the standard Ph.D. scholarship at Masaryk University, additional funds are provided through departmental resources (funding from research grants, additional scholarships, and performance-based bonuses). Financial resources are also available to support international mobility and attendance at conferences.

    Selection process

    Please send your curriculum vitae, and cover letter with a concise summary of your previous research activities to: [email protected]

    All received applications will be carefully considered. Shortlisted applicants meeting the requirements will be invited to an online or in-person interview.

    Please note that your application does not substitute anofficial admission process to Ph.D. studies at SCI MUNI. Details including discussion about the research topic required documentation or formalities will be the subject of the interview with successful candidates. Only upon the informal pre-agreement with the potential future supervisor, a formal application for Ph.D. studies at the Faculty of Science, Masaryk University can be submitted.

    Additional comments

    We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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    Laboratory of Organic Synthesis and Medicinal Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic


    Czech Republic



    Postal Code

    625 00


    Kamenice 753/5


    Where to apply


    [email protected]



    Czech Republic




    https: // www.


    Kamenice 753/5

    Postal Code

    625 00


    [email protected]


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