Assistant Professor for Department of Experimental Biology

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 01 May 2024

2 Apr 2024
Job Information

Masaryk University - Faculty of Science

The Department of Experimental Biology, Faculty of Science
Research Field

Biological sciences
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)

Czech Republic
Application Deadline

1 May 2024 - 00:00 (Europe/Brussels)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Hours Per Week

Offer Starting Date

1 Jun 2024
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

Workplace: The Department of Experimental Biology, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic

Type of Contract: temporary position with 3-year contract (with possible extension), academic

Working Hours: 1 FTE (full-time employment of 40 hours per week)

Expected Start Date: 01.06.2024 or negotiable with respect to immigration timelines for non EU candidates

Number of Open Positions: 1                                                

Application Deadline: 01.05.2024                                      

EU Researcher Profile : R2


About the Workplace

Masaryk University is modern, dynamic and the most attractive university in the Czech Republic with ten faculties, more than 6500 staff and 33 000 students, a wide range of research areas and a strong international position. We are the largest academic employer in the South Moravian Region.

Faculty of Science MU, a holder of the HR Excellence in Research Award by the European Commission, is a research-oriented faculty, offering university education (Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degree programs) closely linked to both primary and applied research and high school teaching of the following sciences: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Earth sciences. We are the most productive scientific unit of the Masaryk University generating around 40 % of MU research results.

The Department of Experimental Biology at the Faculty of Science MU is a modern, fully equipped workplace where individual research groups are engaged in research at all levels - from molecules and cells to invertebrates and humans; from basic research to the application of results in human and veterinary biomedicine.

Description of the offered position

  • Involvement in the educational process of undergraduate and graduate microbiology students (teaching and thesis supervision)
  • Research activities in the field of microbiology focused on anaerobic microorganisms
  • Searching for and applying for research projects, solving ongoing projects
  • Managing and maintaining an in-house laboratory collection of methanogenic archaea
  • Participation in and organisation of promotional events for the public and schools
  • Assisting in the maintenance of Section of Microbiology social networks

Research Field
Biological sciences
Education Level
PhD or equivalent

  • MSc. university degree and Ph.D. in Microbiology or related biological fields
  • More than 5 years of experience in culturing anaerobic microorganisms with a focus on methanogenic archaea, practical knowledge of all basic culture techniques
  • Research and publication activities in the field of microbiology
  • Knowledge of standard molecular biology techniques
  • Ability to process data using the R programming language
  • Ability to teach microbiology in the Czech language (native speaker or documented C1 language certificate)
  • Good knowledge of the English language (written and verbal)
  • Active approach to applying for national and international research projects
  • Active approach to promoting the study of microbiology at public events and on social media

For detailed information on the position, please contact: Assoc. Prof. Mgr. Monika Vítězová, Ph.D., email: [email protected] , phone +420 549 497 177.


Additional Information
  • Interesting work in the prestigious university environment of the Laboratory of Anaerobic Microorganisms
  • Involvement in major international and contract research projects
  • Opportunities for training and career development
  • Pleasant working environment
  • Flexible working hours
  • Employee benefits such as 8 weeks of paid vacation per year, pension insurance contribution or nursery/children´s group allowance, a financial meal allowance, lunches in canteens of MU, Multisport card, vaccinations free of charge, discounted language courses, exclusive mobile tariff offer by Vodafone, childcare groups at Campus and Komenského náměstí)
  • Opportunity to work and live in a modern and dynamic city (for more information on costs of living, you can refer to Numbeo )
  • Welcome Office provides support with your relocation to Brno

Selection process

The application shall be submitted online by 01.05.2024 via an e-application here:

The candidate shall provide following :

  • CV
  • Cover letter describing candidate's research interest and experience
  • Summary of research outputs and publications
  • Names and contact details of at least 2 references

After submitting your application successfully, you will receive an automatic confirmation email from

Received applications will be considered carefully in line with principles of the EU Charter and Code for Researchers .

Selection criteria: (i) meeting qualification requirements described above, (ii) all required documents provided.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a personal or online interview.

The Faculty Recruitment Policy (OTM-R) can be seen here .

Additional comments

Faculty of Science, Masaryk University is an equal opportunity employer. We support diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Visit our Career page .

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
The Department of Experimental Biology, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic
Czech Republic
Postal Code
Kamenice 753/5

Where to apply


Czech Republic


Kamenice 753/5
Postal Code


[email protected]

+420 549 497 177


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