Výzkumná pozice | Inzerováno od 05.09.2018 | Masarykova univerzita

The Director of Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC MU) opens a position

Postdoc in Functional Genomics


CEITEC is a scientific centre in the fields of life sciences, advanced materials and technologies whose aim is to establish itself as a recognized centre for basic as well as applied research. CEITEC offers a state-of-the-art infrastructure and great conditions to employ excellent researchers.

Our institute values diversity and promotes an inclusive working environment with the aim to support the best scientists.

A postdoc position is available in Michal Šmída lab (; CEITEC, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic) to participate in research focused on identification of novel personalized therapies for diverse B-cell malignancies. We are seeking a person with expertise in cell and molecular biology to perform various drug and CRISPR/Cas9 cellular screens with following in-depth validation and detailed molecular mechanism elucidation. Research will be conducted at CEITEC located in the life science campus of Masaryk University (Brno, Bohunice,



  • Be within 7 years after receiving Ph.D. in molecular biology or related field
  • Good knowledge of diverse cell biology and molecular biology techniques
  • Work experience with cell cultures, preferably also with lentiviral system of cell transduction
  • Published in impactful journals in the field, corresponding to given stage of career demonstrating creativity and scientific quality (with at least 2 papers, one of them as first author, during the last 3 years)
  • Worked at least 2 whole years within the last 3 years outside of the Czech Republic (may be also a Czech/Slovak scientist returning back to Czech Republic
  • Good English language – spoken and written

Desirable but not required:

  • Motivated person with collaborative mind set
  • Independence, enthusiasm, persistence and attention to detail
  • Willingness to engage in the life of academic community
  • Experience with CRISPR/Cas9 technology and with performance of cellular screens


  • Interesting position in a dynamically expanding research institute
  • An attractive salary and benefits package
  • Background of a recognized and successful institution with supportive and international working environment
  • Environment promoting interdisciplinarity and intersectorality of research
  • In house core facilities
  • Support of administrative departments (including grant office service)
  • Support with the relocation process (welcome office service)
  • 6 weeks of paid holiday

Anticipated start date: December 2018/January 2019

Applications including CV, contacts for referees and a brief motivation letter should be sent by e-application available on

Electronic application deadline is: October 7th , 2018


Information about Brno, Czech Republic

  • The capital of South Moravian Region and the second largest city in the Czech Republic with a population of almost 400,000 people
  • Modern, dynamic and fast growing centre of industry, trade, science, research and innovation with business incubators and centres of excellence in science
  • A city of universities with more than 86,000 students
  • More than 10,000 researchers; 2,200 IF publications/year; 600+ PhD graduates/year
  • 500 mil. EUR of R&D investment per year, more than 350 companies with in-house R&D,
  • City of Gregor Mendel, the founder of genetics; the prestigious Mendel Lectures series takes place in Brno since 2003 (lectures of the world´s top scientists, including Nobel Prize winners),
  • Quality of life index in 2016

For further information about:

CEITEC, please visit

Postdoc@MUNI is available at

Masaryk University, please visit

Brno, please visit

Začátek: December 2018/January 2019
Otevřeno do: 7.10.2018

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