Doctoral Researcher / Junior Scientist

Updated: 5 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 31 Jan 2024

Department: Petr Těšina Research Group  – Central European Institute of Technology
Deadline: 31 Jan 2024
Start date: Q1 2024
Job type: full-time
Job field: Science and research

Doctoral researcher / junior scientist

Central European Institute of Technology of Masaryk University (CEITEC MU)

Brno, Czech Republic |

We are the Czech Republic’s flagship basic research institute based at Masaryk University. Our modern in-house core facilities, which provide open access to the latest technologies and expertise, currently support more than 500 researchers from over 35 countries, who are together pushing the boundaries of knowledge in the areas of structural biology, molecular medicine, genomics and proteomics of plant systems, and neuroscience.

CEITEC MU is a proud holder of the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research Award . We were the first research institution in the Czech Republic that secured one of the top places in the Company of the Year: Equal Opportunities 2020  competition.

See what onboarding at CEITEC MU looks like here .

About the position:

A PhD student position is open in the Research Group of Petr Tesina to study human translation control. The research project will investigate structures of ribosomal complexes involved in human translation control. As an alternative focus, human-host pathogen interaction-focused projects are also pursued in the lab. State-of-the-art instruments for cryo-EM are available at local core facility and are accessible on a regular basis. Comprehensive training in cryo-EM techniques will be available to the successful candidate. The lab has recently acquired generous third-party funding including an ERC Starting Grant.

We are seeking a creative, independent and driven individual with experience related to this position (structural biology, biochemistry, biophysics or molecular biology). Candidates with background in structural biology and translation are especially encouraged to apply.

You have:

  • MSc or equivalent degree (preferably in Life Sciences)
  • Strong interest in structural biology
  • Experience with structural biology, biochemistry and molecular biology methods is a strong plus as well as programming skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Motivation and a collaborative mindset
  • Strong English language skills – both spoken and written

We are offering:

  • An attractive salary (ERC funded position)
  • 6 weeks of paid holiday
  • Contribution to a pension scheme
  • Flat-rate meal contributions
  • A multisport card and sports lessons directly at the Campus
  • Reduced prices for mobile operator tariffs
  • Special employee bank products
  • Available employee psychological counseling

What else you need to know

Application deadline: 31.1.2023

Interviews: until February 2024

Expected start date: Q1 2024

Hours: full time

Duration: fixed term with possibility of extension

Applications including a CV, a scan of MSc. Diploma (or the planned MSc thesis defense date), a brief motivation letter and two references (or contacts for two references) should be sent via e-application. 

In the case of any difficulties filling out the e-application, please contact [email protected]

Selection procedure committee members are: the head of the research group and a representative of the research group/core facility/HR department.

In justified cases, the job announcer can extend, interrupt or cancel the selection procedure. 

Still hesitating whether to join us?

We value our employees, and we support them from their very first day at CEITEC. We are an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and offer a highly collaborative, collegial and family-friendly, international working environment with relocation assistance through our Welcome Office. The selected candidate will become a part of the CEITEC scientific community with access to in-house core facilities and professional administrative support. You will become part of an international team of experts in their fields, who together contribute to improving human life and health. Have a look at what your potential peers say about working at CEITEC MU.

Brno  is a lively city surrounded by beautiful countryside. It is a top destination for many educated expatriates working in the areas of science and technology. Brno is located in the heart of Europe and offers a great standard of living.

For more information about the recruitment process, refer to CEITEC MU Recruitment Policy .  

For more information about our career system, refer to CEITEC MU Career System .

For more information about onboarding process, refer to a short video .

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