PhD projects at IOCB Prague – Call for Applications 2024

IOCB Prague is looking for talented, independent, and highly motivated PhD students with an MSc. degree or equivalent in life sciences or related fields.

As a student here, you’ll have the opportunity to work on interesting projects in a first-class tutoring program. You will be in a vibrant international setting of a prestigious scientific institution, which has cutting-edge equipment and modern technologies and collaborates with leading research centers around the world as well as with important commercial partners.

  • Registration deadline: 3 March 2024
  • Interview Day: 21 March 2024

How does the PhD at IOCB work?

Application process

1. Check the list of available PhD projects and read their detailed description. The projects are divided into three clusters:
  • CHEM – organic and medicinal chemistry 
  • BIO – biochemistry, bioinformatics, molecular biology
  • PHYS – analytical, physical, and computational chemistry

You can select up to 3 projects. You can cross the clusters but it is not recommended – the clusters should help you to find faster your discipline of PhD study.

2. Before applying to our PhD recruitment process, you should have the following documents ready:
  • CV
  • Cover letter 
  • BSc. and MSc. transcripts 

3. APPLY here. [Applications are closed]

4. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for face-to-face interviews taking place on 21 March 2024 at IOCB Prague.

5. Results will be sent to applicants within one week. Accepted candidates must apply for enrollment at the university listed by the supervisor for the selected project.

6. Regardless of whether you have been selected, the final result will be sent to you by 4 April 2024.

Partner universities

PhD students must be enrolled in a partner university and will be employed by IOCB at the same time (part-time or full-time) with a competitive salary (a scholarship from the university + a salary from IOCB).

The universities have their own processes, conditions, and deadlines for PhD applications that differ from the IOCB recruitment process. IOCB has historically cooperated with Charles University and the University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague. However, other universities are not excluded and you can discuss details with the project supervisor.

Deadlines and dates in 2024

  • Application submission: 3 March
  • Shortlisting/sending invitations to selected candidates: 11 March
  • Interview Day: 21 March
  • Final decisions: 4 April

Deadlines for PhD applications to universities

  • UCT Prague: 15 April
  • Charles University (Prague): 30 April

Want more information?

For general inquiries, please contact our PhD coordinator Martina at

Scientific inquiries should be addressed to the supervisor mentioned in the proposed PhD project.