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

About the position: Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the research group of prof. Martin Lysak to join projects investigating the structure and evolution of crucifer genomes (Brassicaceae). The project aims to establish high-quality chromosome-scale sequence assemblies of several genomes and analyze the process chromosomal and centromere evolution in these plant genomes.

You have (necessary competencies):

We are looking for highly motivated researcher able to work independently yet open to frequent interactions within our research team.

  • PhD degree and strong theoretical and practical background in comparative genomics and bioinformatics (experience with chromosome-scale genome assembly including long-range scaffolding is welcome)
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Motivated and have a collaborative mindset
  • Good English language – spoken and written

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 deadline: April 15, Expected start date: May 1 or upon agreement, Hours: full time, Applications including a CV, a brief motivation letter, and contacts for at least two references should be sent via e-application below the advertisement.

Prof. Dr. Martin A. Lysak, CEITEC – Central European Institute of Technology, Masaryk University, Kamenice 5, building E26, CZ-62500 Brno, Czech Republic, E-mail martin.lysak@ceitec.muni.cz Tel. (+420) 549 494 154

In the case of any difficulties filling out the e-application, please contact lenka.divinova@ceitec.muni.cz  If you do not receive an invitation for a job interview within 4 weeks after submitting your CV, we have given priority to other candidates in the first round of the selection process. In justified cases, the job announcer can extend, interrupt or cancel the selection procedure.

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.


Application deadline: April 15

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