IOCB Fellowships

IOCB Prague is opening up to 10 postdoctoral positions in chemistry and biochemistry per year funded by the IOCB Fellowship program. The fellowship is granted for one year with a possible extension by one more year if both parties agree. Submission deadlines are twice a year on 1 April and 1 October.

The Institute provides a competitive gross salary of 55.000 CZK/month and the obligatory employer parts of the health and social insurance. The salary is subject to income tax. Full health insurance coverage is a part of the fellowship. Travel expenses of 50.000 CZK/year for attending conferences and workshops are also covered. Based on availability, temporary accommodation in the institute’s or Czech Academy of Sciences’ guest houses may be offered at affordable rent.

The committee considers applications by strong candidates, who did their undergraduate and graduate studies at reputable institutions, based on competitive research documented in several original publications in respected journals.

Potential applicants must contact a prospective advisor at IOCB and agree with them on a potential research project before an application can be submitted. Based on this agreement, the project should be consulted with the supervisor, but it is expected to be prepared solely by the applicant. The applicant subsequently submits the complete application package as a single PDF file to the perspective group leader, except for two letters of recommendation, which must be sent separately and confidentially directly to the address by each of the providers of the support letter. The group leader transmits the package to the address

Grantees of the IOCB fellowship are asked to submit within one month after the end of the fellowship a final report to the committee ( consisting of copies of their published papers during the fellowship or if papers haven't been published during the period of the fellowship, an approximately one-page long report of the results.

Original applications must include

  • Contact address
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A cover letter 
  • Copy of Ph.D. diploma 
  • List of publications 
  • Name of IOCB partner 
  • A support letter by the IOCB partner of the applicant 
  • A clear and concise project program, which summarizes the state of the art, details the projected investigations and puts the project in a context with the host group research activities (3-4 pages) 
  • The envisaged starting date of the fellowship

Extensions of postdoctoral projects must contain

  • A cover letter
  • A support letter from the advisor 
  • A summary of the results of the first year not exceeding two to three pages 
  • Plans for the extension period not exceeding two to three pages 
  • Copies of publications published, submitted, or drafts

Further information may be received from Dr. Iva Pichová.

Instructions for EU countries PDF (10 kB)
Instructions for non-EU countries PDF (67 kB)
Medical certificate PDF (59 kB)
Affidavit (in English) PDF (13 kB)
Affidavit (in Czech) PDF (92 kB)