Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 20 Aug 2022

The director of CEITEC, Brno University of Technology is opening the academic position of

Scientific Entrepreneur – JUNIOR Research Group Leader


Are you interested in bringing your hi-tech idea closer to commercialization? The Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC), located in Brno, the Czech Republic, alongside the Brno City Council and the South Moravian Innovation Centre (JIC) are looking for candidates for a pilot programme bridging the gap between an innovation idea and, ideally, the founding of a hi-tech start-up company. CEITEC can provide you with state-of-the-art research infrastructure and a start-up grant up to 250k EUR enabling you to materialize your idea. In a period of two years, you will have full access to our research facilities.

We are seeking dedicated individuals with a clear vision of bringing their research idea into a hi-tech commercialization project in the areas of nano and micro technologies.

You will have:

  • a research plan which utilizes CEITEC core facilities and laboratories
  • at least 3 years of research or work experience after completing your doctorate degree
  • resided or carried out your main activity in the Czech Republic for less than 12 months in the last 3 years prior to the deadline for application submission
  • proven track record of high-quality scientific productivity as judged by applied results or publications in high-impact peer-reviewed journals
  • ability to lead a team and attract public and private funding

We offer:

  • up to €250k start-up grant for a period up to two years
  • access to the state-of-the-art lab infrastructure (http://nano.ceitec.eu/ or check www.ceitec.eu for other areas then nanofab at CEITEC Nano)

Your application should include:

  • CV (max. 3 pages) with a detailed description of your academic and professional merits, listing your applied results, research grants, and impacted publications
  • Research plan and visions (max. 8 pages) for the next 2 years with a detailed description of the research area (must be within the scope of nano and micro technologies and exploit CEITEC shared research infrastructure). Applicants are recommended to adhere to the template for ERC Proof of Concept Grant 2018 - Part B with a focus on the area of excellence in innovation, expected impact, implementation plan (with a specific focus on the future business implementation), and the budget allocation.

The position is available from September 2022 till the end of August 2024.

Applications must be received 20th of August 2022, to ensure consideration. Please submit your application by e-mail to recruitment@ceitec.vutbr.cz and quote the “JRGL Scientific Entrepreneur” in the subject.

Evaluation period: 21 August – 21 October 2022.

The “JRGL grant” is funded by the Statutory City of Brno.

CEITEC – Central European Institute of Technology

Brno University of Technology

Purkyňova 123, 612 00 Brno, Czech Republic


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