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Postdoctoral fellow in the Research Group of Gabriel Demo

Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC)
Brno (CZ)
more information at the interview
Closing date
1 Sep 2024

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Applied Science, Chemistry, Life Science
Job Type
Employment - Hours
Full time
Fixed term

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

Brno, Czech Republic |

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.

Our postdoctoral programme will enable you to participate in one of many exciting scientific projects addressing current global issues related to health and the quality of human life. You will have the opportunity to discuss and develop ideas and train your ability to reason in a scientific manner, formulate hypotheses independently, to innovate, and to perform independent research. It is an excellent opportunity to fully develop the skills acquired throughout your PhD studies. You will have access to a professional administration supporting you with grant preparation and administration, with technology transfer, science communication and other areas of modern research management. You will have the chance to participate in a wide range of scientific and career development events and become a valued member of our vibrant multinational scientific community.

About this position 

A postdoctoral opportunity is available within the Gabriel Demo Research Group, specializing in the exploration of translation regulation mechanisms. The group's research is centred on diverse translation regulation pathways in both bacterial and mammalian cells. This project will focus on the structural intricacies of frameshifting and translocation events in bacterial ribosomes, particularly focusing on tRNAs with additional stem-loops. The laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art instruments such as Titan Krios and Talos Arctica for cryo-electron microscopy data collection, available either in-house or through local core facilities, with regular accessibility.

We are seeking a creative, independent and driven individual with documented research experience related to this position. Candidates with solid research experience in structural biology and translation are encouraged to apply.

You have (necessary competencies) 

  • A PhD degree or equivalent in biochemistry or structural biology received within the last 5 years (maternity/parental leave is excluded from this period)
  • Expertise in cryo-electron microscopy data collection and structure determination
  • Expertise in bacterial or eukaryotic translation 
  • A publication record in peer-reviewed journals
  • Interpersonal skills required to supervise junior members of the research group
  • Fluency in English (spoken and written)

Why join us?  

We value our employees and support them from their first day at CEITEC. We are an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering a highly collaborative, collegial, family-friendly, international working environment with relocation assistance through our Welcome Office. The selected candidate will become a valued member of the CEITEC scientific community with access to in-house core facilities and professional administrative support. 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 science and technology. Brno is located in the heart of Europe and offers an excellent standard of living.

We are offering:

  • An attractive salary condition
  • Medical insurance
  • six weeks of paid holiday
  • Contribution to a pension scheme
  • Nursery school/playgroup allowance
  • Flat-rate meal contributions
  • A multisport card and sports lessons directly at the campus
  • Reduced prices for mobile operator tariffs
  • Psychological counselling

CEITEC MU is a proud holder of the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research Award. 

What else you need to know 

Application deadline: 30th September 2024

Interviews: will be held online with the applicants

Expected start date: January 2025

Hours: full-time

Duration: initial contract for one year with possible extension

Eligibility criteria: only external candidates will be considered

Applications including a CV, list of publications, a scanned copy of the Ph.D. diploma or an official letter certifying submission of a doctoral thesis defence and the planned defence date, 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 Petra Linhartová ( 

Selection procedure committee members are the head of the research group or a representative of the research group/HR department.

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

For more information about our career system, refer to CEITEC MU Career System.

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

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