Head of Josef Dadok National NMR Centre

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 15 Apr 2024

Head of Josef Dadok National NMR Centre

Central European Institute of Technology of the Masaryk University (CEITEC MU), Brno, Czech Republic

CEITEC MU is the Czech Republic´s flagship bio-medical research institution renowned for its cutting-edge core facilities and unparalleled access to state-of-the-art scientific equipment. CEITEC MU values its people and provides a supportive and stimulating environment with a culture of open communication and equal opportunities. The institute is a proud holder of the HR Excellence in Research award.

About this position

CEITEC MU employs more than 500 people from over 35 countries, working on more than 150 ongoing projects and publishing more than 300 scientific publications per year. Our centre attracts top EU grants and has an annual budget of nearly 32 million euros and investments that exceed 6,6 million euros. Our researchers are pushing the boundaries of current knowledge in the areas of structural biology, molecular medicine, genomics and proteomics of plant systems, and neuroscience.

We are looking for an experienced researcher to join CEITEC as the Head of Josef Dadok National NMR Centre, which provides access to high field NMR spectrometers for studies of structure, dynamics, and interactions of biomolecules as well as a broad range of other applications in chemistry, physics, biology and material science.

You will become a valued member of our CEITEC scientific community and work as a technology-oriented scientist and team leader alongside 29 other research group leaders and 11 core facility heads.

Your role

  • head a team responsible for running an NMR facility consisting currently of six NMR spectrometers in the range of frequencies from 500 to 950 MHz and a simple EPR spectrometer
  • pursue opportunities for funding research infrastructures at national and European levels to ensure the sustainability of the facility
  • plan the development of the facility according to the technological innovations in the field and the needs of the research community
  • together with the facility staff, implement new methods, and train and support users in their applications
  • recruit, lead, supervise, and mentor members of your core facility
  • work in collaboration with scientific partners to develop joint research projects 
  • interact with the international scientific community via conferences and special events

The tasks are not limited to the above, and a flexible approach and ability to adapt to evolving situations in a dynamic organization is required.

Required competencies

  • advanced degree (PhD or equivalent) in physical, chemical, or life sciences
  • thorough knowledge of the theory and practice of magnetic resonance spectroscopy
  • proven record of research achievements demonstrated by publications in international scientific journals
  • good communication skills in Czech/Slovak and English languages; knowledge of other languages is an advantage
  • strategical thinking for planning of the operation and development of the core facility
  • commitment to your own ongoing professional development and ability to supervise early-stage researchers and act as a mentor for others
  • strong organizational skills and leadership competencies 
  • motivated and collaborative mindset
  • service-oriented approach

Desired competencies

  • the ability to take the lead in executing collaborative research projects in cooperation with colleagues and project partners and with relevant industry partners
  • the ability to communicate with the wider scientific community and with the general public about your areas of expertise and its societal value

What else you need to know

Application Deadline: 15/4/2024

Interviews: April/May

Expected Start Date: August 1, 2024

Applications including a CV, list of publications, description of skills and experience related to the advertised position, 2-page outlook of the future concept of the Core Facility including a vision of its position among European research infrastructures, and contacts for at least two referees should be sent via e-application available above and below this ad. 

Contact for informal inquiries about the position and CEITEC MU, or in the case of any difficulties filling out the e-application, please contact: [email protected]

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

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



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