Research Assistant Position for the Hormonal Crosstalk in Plant Development Group

Updated: 6 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 30 Apr 2023

Department: Helene Robert Boisivon Research Group  – Central European Institute of Technology
Deadline: 30 Apr 2023
Start date: May 2023
Job type: full-time
Job field: Science and research

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.

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About the position

We are seeking a research assistant to join the research group of Helene Robert Boisivon – Hormonal Crosstalk in Plant Development ( ). Our team is focused on the role of hormones during the plant embryo and seed development and in the response to warm temperatures. For our studies, we use plant model species Arabidopsis thaliana  and oilseed crop Brassica napus . We are looking for a motivated researcher to join us on a project investigating the roles of the BnaTAA1 auxin biosynthetic enzymes in Brassica napus .


We are looking for candidates who hold a PhD or a MSc degree molecular biology, cellular biology, genetics, bioinformatics, or related fields.

Skills and experience we are looking for include:

  • Expertise in using standard molecular biology techniques (DNA/RNA isolation, PCR, RT-qPCR, cloning, sequencing) is essential
  • Experience in plant tissue culture
  • Experience with NGS data analysis is highly appreciated.
  • Knowledge of confocal fluorescent microscopy and image data analysis is a plus but not required.
  • Ability to fluently communicate in English (spoken and written) is essential

We offer

  • Medical insurance
  • 6 weeks of paid holidays
  • Contribution to a pension scheme
  • Flat-rate meal contributions
  • A multisport card and sport lessons directly at the Campus
  • Reduced prices for mobile operator tariffs
  • Special employee bank products
  • Support with the relocation process (welcome office service)

How to apply

Application deadline: 30.4.2023

Expected start date: May 2023

Hours: full time

Duration: fixed term

Applications including a CV, a brief motivation letter, and contacts for at least two references should be sent via e-application.

In the case of any difficulties filling out the e-application, please contact Lenka Divinová ( ).

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