Assistant Professor for Experimental Plant Biology

Updated: 5 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 31 Dec 2021

Department: Department of Experimental Biology  – Faculty of Science
Deadline: 31 Dec 2021
Start date: 1.2.2022 or negotiable
Job type: full-time
Job field: Science and research  |  Education and schooling

Dean of the Faculty of Science, Masaryk University announces an open competition for the position Assistant Professor for Experimental Plant Biology

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

Type of Contract: temporary position with 1-year contract with possible extension, academic

Working Hours: 1,0 FTE (full-time employment of 40 hours per week)

Expected Start Date: 1.2.2022 or negotiable with respect to immigration timelines for non EU candidates

Number of Open Positions: 1
Pay: CZK 30 100 per month
Application Deadline: 31.12.2021
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About the Workplace

Masaryk University  is the second-largest university in the Czech Republic with ten faculties, more than 5000 staff, and more than 30 000 students.

Faculty of Science  MU, a proud 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 - Section of Experimental  Plant 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 whole plants.

Job Description

Key Duties:

  • Teaching in study programmes accredited at Masaryk University
  • Supervising of theses in bachelor and master degree of study
  • Supervising students working in laboratories
  • Research work and leadership of scientific projects in the field of plant physiology and
    mechanisms of plant response to environmental stress factors

Skills and Qualifications

The applicant must have:

  • Ph.D. degree in plant physiology, molecular biology or related fields
  • MSc. degree in plant physiology, molecular biology or related fields
  • Practical experience with experimental work and involvement in scientific projects in the fields of physiology of plants and ecological physiology of plants
  • Experience in methods focused on water and gas transport in plants
  • Experience with methods of plant anatomy including quantitative evalutation of sections using image analysis tools
  • Experience with mentoring of students
  • Experience with presentation of scientific results in talks at international meetings
  • Work experience  (1/2 y minimum) in a research laboratory abroad
  • Relevant publishing record in the field of plant physiology in journals with IF
  • Ability for teaching anatomy and physiology of plants in Czech and English
  • Ability for team work, active approach, initiative, dependability, accuracy, administrative ability
  • Experience and qualification for teaching at university level
  • Active knowledge of Czech language. In applicants that are not native speakers is required Czech language exam certificate - level CCE-B2 or higher
  • Good communication skills in English language – minimum level B2

Informal inquiries about the position can be sent to doc. RNDr. Vít Gloser, Ph.D., email, phone 54949 3972.

We Offer

  • Modern environment for scientific work
  • Perspective of professional development
  • Employment benefits
  • An interesting job in a dynamically-expanding university area
  • Flexible working hours and occasional home office to support personal needs in family and career compatibility
  • Employee benefits such as 8 weeks of paid vacation per year, pension insurance contribution, a financial meal allowance, lunches in canteens of MU, Multisport card, vaccinations free of charge, discounted language courses, university cinema discount, exclusive mobile tariff offer by Vodafone, childcare group-Campus

Application Process

The application shall be submitted online by December 31, 2021 via an e-application, please find the reference to the e-application in the beginning and end of the advertisement.

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

Selection Process

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.

If we do not contact you within 10 working days after the application deadline at the latest, it means that we have shortlisted other candidates meeting the position requirements.

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

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

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

We encourage applicants with specific requirements resulting from a disability or handicap to apply and provide these requirements in advance as a part of their application documentation.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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