Laboratory Technician / Lab Manager for the Research Group “Protein-DNA Interactions”

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 30 Nov 2022

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

Brno, Czech Republic | www.ceitec.eu

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.

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About the position:

A position of laboratory technician/lab manager is available at the “Protein-DNA interactions” group that is part of Structural Biology program at CEITEC, Masaryk University (MU). The group is studying biological processes using biomolecular NMR and related biophysical methods for the investigation of protein structures and their interactions (other proteins, nucleic acids, small ligands).


What will your daily tasks include?
  • responsibility for day-to-day operation of the lab including the basic management of laboratory resources
  • ordering all reagents and plastics for the lab
  • preparation of various media and buffers
  • cultivation of bacterial cultures
  • sharing in performance of biochemistry experiments (PCR, cloning, expression of proteins, etc.)
  • management of maintenance and service of shared laboratory equipment
  • help incoming co-workers into a smooth start in the lab

You have (necessary competencies):
  • at least Master degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry or other related fields of life-sciences
  • good knowledge of English (oral and written)
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • high motivation, flexibility and self-driven interest to learn new things
  • reliability, team player, meticulousness
  • knowledge of "laboratory chemistry" - preparation of solutions with defined concentrations, adjusting pH, preparation of media for bacterial cultures etc.
  • computer literacy, MS word, Excel
  • excellent experience with molecular biology, protein purification and biochemistry is a big plus

We are offering:
  • Medical insurance
  • 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

What else you need to know

Application including CV, short motivation letter including description of previous research and technical skills and contacts for at least two referees should be sent by e-application available here . In case of any troubles with filling the e-application, please contact the contact person.

Contact person: Veronika Slezáková veronika.slezakova@ceitec.muni.cz

Electronic application deadline is 30 November 2022. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview by the Recruitment Committee.


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.

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