PhD. Positions (NeuroRecon)

PhD. Positions (NeuroRecon)

PhD Positions (NeuroRecon)

Dear friends,

I would like to announce an available PhD positions in the Institute of Experimental Medicine, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i. ( and at the Institute of Neurosciences, 2nd Faculty of Medicine – Charles University ( The successful candidates will be part of the EU funded Centre of Reconstructive Neuroscience (NeuroRecon) research program. The Centre hosts an international collaborative research program between Institute of Experimental Medicine (Prague, CR) - John van Geest Centre for Brain Repair (University of Cambridge) - Faculty of Biological Sciences (University of Leeds).

Successful PhD-students will be involved to a postgraduate doctoral studies in biomedicine at the 2nd Faculty of Medicine – Charles University and employed at IEM ASCR with a salary and benefits. Students will also be encouraged to apply for a stipend from Charles University.

Projects description:

  1. Establishing of astroglial properties leading to the development of neurodegenerative diseases and central nervous system injury;
  2. Evaluation of molecular changes in neural progenitor cells during differentiation toward mature astrocytes/neurons and evaluation of their therapeutic effect in vivo.

Candidate's profile (requirements):

MD., M.Sc. (Mgr.) degree or equivalent in medicine, molecular/cellular biology or biochemistry, a good command of English, independent thinking but also team player, strong motivation and interest in experimental work, basic and translational research, ability to work with cell cultures (stem and iPS cells, primary cultures) and animals (rodents – training will be provided).
Projects in the above areas are available. Enthusiastic and committed students are encouraged to contact me via email:


Serhiy Forostyak, M.D., Ph.D.
Institute of Experimental Medicine
Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i.
Videnska 1083
142 20, Prague 4
Phone: +420 296 442 638