Supervisors or group leaders
I finished my Ph.D. at the Charles University in Prague in 2011. My original focus was embryology and morphology of animals and developmental biology. Currently I am group leader of the Radiation Biophysics group at the Department of Radiation Dosimetry of the Nuclear Physics Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences. The aims of our group include research of proton boron capture therapy on cancer cell lines, biodosimetry and newly also the effects of space conditions (cosmic radiation and microgravity) on embryonic development of chicken. Our laboratory combines methods of radiobiology, cellular biology, embryology, mechanistic modelling and dosimetry.
We are looking for postdoctoral researcher who will join our research team focused on radiobiological topics.
The Department of Radiation Dosimetry, of which we are a part, can offer key equipment for radiobiological work including e.g., CO2 incubators, an upright fluorescent microscope Zeiss AXIO Imager, multiplate reader, electrophoresis system, and even 60Co sources for irradiation. We have access to various irradiators such as particle accelerators producing photons or protons, confocal and electron microscopes or qPCR as part of cooperation or services.
The applicant should have a Ph.D. in radiobiology, molecular or cellular biology or nuclear physics. Knowledge or experience of cellular biology, immunocytochemistry, in situ hybridization techniques, fluorescent, confocal or electron microscopy and statistical methods of evaluating radiobiological experiments will be a bonus for the applicant.
We are looking for a highly motivated applicant who is capable of independent scientific activity, is proficient in solving methodological problems and will be able to work as a part of the team.
The applicant should have a publication track record in peer-reviewed journals.
Good level of English is expected from the applicant, both in spoken and written form. All eligible nationalities including Czech and Slovak are welcome in our team.
The selected candidate will be based at the laboratory of the Department of Dosimetry, Nuclear Physics Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences at Řež.
The applicant should formulate a proposal for his/her project. The proposal should contain some of the following topics that are solved in our laboratory:
1) Testing of proton boron capture therapy on various cancer cell lines or at different conditions
2) Biodosimetry – evaluation of chromosomal aberrations in cultured lymphocytes and improvement of the generally used methodology of detection of aberrations by immunocytochemical or in situ hybridization methods. Cross-comparison of regularly used methods and implementation of new ones.
3) Effects of microgravity and increased cosmic radiation levels on biological targets (e.g., chick embryonic development, level of cells damage). The experiments will be done in a laboratory under conditions that mimic those in space.
The proposal may contain several topics from the above.
The applicant’s proposal is expected to be innovative in terms of methodology and ideas, and to extend the current scientific capabilities of the group.
Good communication and teamwork skills are required. The applicant should be active in networking to create new collaborations with domestic and foreign laboratories.
The expected outputs of the project are high-level scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals.
I am the head of the Department of Machining, Process Planning and Metrology focusing on additive manufacturing using Laser beam Powder bed fusion and quality inspection using CMM and CT technologies. 12 years ago I founded Metrology center of Carl Zeiss at our university for Czech Republic which helps us to connect with industrial companies and their problems on daily basis where on a position of deputy Vice-Dean for Public Relations and Cooperation with Industry I am responsible for coordination of our relations with industrial partners. Regarding education I am responsible for the education of Additive manufacturing and Industrial metrology to our students. Regarding the industrial applications, we focus on development and transfer of technologies in our partners production processes.
The successful candidate will be based at the Department of Machining, Process Planning and Metrology in the city of Prague. The Postdoctoral fellow will join the research team for Additive manufacturing that is focused on study of process parameters on surface integrity and properties of parts made by PBF. Our actual topic is A Data Driven ML-Enabled Modelling for surface integrity of nickel-based superalloys in LPBF process. We provide a whole production chain from development of 3D printed parts and their application within areas of conformal cooled tooling and lightweighting applications. The key research infrastructure and equipment of this research group include GE Additive Concept M2, CNC machines including 5-axis Okuma Milling Center and 5axis grinder Micronex, Zeiss Metrotom 1500 computed tomograph, Zeiss Prismo and UPMC CMMs, Mahr CM Expert confocal microscope to evaluate surface texture.
The fellow may also have the opportunity to carry out secondments in the non-academic sector, in cooperation with our industrial partners, e.g. Aero Vodochody, Valeo or other companies.
Given the main focus of our research group, the expected outputs of the fellowship are high-level scientific publications, new collaborative research projects, etc.
Potential areas of knowledge of the applicants that can be a good fit for our research group are PhD in additive manufacturing, machine learning enabled modeling of production processes for surface integrity or mechanical properties prediction.
Additional knowledge or experience the applicant would be good to have. Example: programming languages, statistical methods applied to biosciences, etc.
We are a young collective and searching for a person that works and thinks independently with a proactive attitude who is able to produce high-level scientific publications and motivated to help to transfer own research into the industry.
Kateřina Pachnerová Brabcová
I am the vice head of the Radiocarbon dating group and head of the Department of Radiation Dosimetry. I focus on AMS (accelerator mass spectrometer) measurement, data analysis, selected archeological applications and method development in the protection of endangered species. I find my topic to be very entertaining, varied and useful. Besides the research, I supervise students and teach at university.
The successful candidate will be based at the AMS Laboratory at Řež, Nuclear Physics Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences. The Postdoctoral fellow will join our research team focusing on radiocarbon dating and AMS 14C measurement. The key research infrastructure and equipment include 300 kV-multipurpose accelerator mass spectrometer (AMS) and to-be-purchased preparative HPLC. The applicant is expected to implement and apply HPLC procedures to demanding archaeological and biological matrices to prepare them for AMS radiocarbon analysis.
The fellow may also liaise with international collaborators, e.g. Hertelendi laboratory, Debrecen, Hungary or have the opportunity to carry out secondments in the non-academic sector, in cooperation with our industrial partners, e.g. CRYTUR.
Given the focus of our research group, the expected outputs of the fellowship are high-level scientific publications and collaborative research projects.
Potential areas of knowledge of the applicants that can be a good fit for our research group are PhD in chemistry, biology or in a related field.
Additional knowledge or experience the applicant would be good to have are experience with HPLC, IRMS or AMS, statistical methods applied to biosciences, and written and oral communication in English or Czech.
We welcome keen, motivated individuals.
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