Postdoc Position, Effects of Hormones During Organogenesis in Flowering Plants

Brno, Czech Republic
29 Aug 2018
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Helene Robert Boisivon Research GroupCentral European Institute of Technology

Deadline 30 Nov 2018

Start date January 1st, 2019


The research group of Dr Hélène Robert Boisivon focuses on the effects of hormones during organogenesis in flowering plants, and how environmental cues influence the reproduction fitness in Arabidopsis thaliana and related crops.

You will assist us in context of the recently funded SINGING PLANTS and CEBR research projects in the area of plant developmental biology as part of Hormonal Crosstalk in Plant Development Group of Genomics and Proteomics of Plant Systems Research Programme of CEITEC.

If successful candidate/s, you will join a team of motivated researchers who are investigating the effects of abiotic stress on seed production in a state-of-the-art scientific environment. You will help with the transfer of knowledge to crops. We use two different models in our investigations; Arabidopsis thaliana and Oilseed rape.


  • You have a PhD degree in Life Sciences
  • Any previous work experience with plants is preferable
  • If you have any experience with bioinformatics, microscopy, molecular biology techniques and/or genome-editing strategies, this is a plus
  • You have a dedicated personality with good communication skills (English, Czech), and an independent way of working, and you are well organized
  • You are a reliable teammate, who loves to support our research work
  • You are dedicated to laboratory work and have a high motivation to stay up-to-date (e.g. reading publications, attending seminars…)

At CEITEC Masaryk University,

  • We offer supports in learning and development
  • We provide flexible working times, and benefits package (6 weeks of paid holiday, Meal tickets, MU canteens, Retirement contribution)
  • We support an appreciative and encouraging work environment
  • We are an equal opportunity employer
  • We value diversity and promote a versatile working environment with the aim to support the best scientists.

Anticipated start date: January 1st, 2019

Are you interested to join a motivating environment in a young, international team? To apply for this position send your application in one combined pdf (including CV with list of publications, cover letter stating the motivation for applying, and name and contact of three referees) by email to

Electronic application deadline is: December 15th, 2018 or until the position is filled

Please note that the position is initially for 12 months with possibility of extension. We offer a salary based on the candidate’s qualification and experience.

Information about Brno, Czech Republic

  • The capital of South Moravian Region and the second largest city in the Czech Republic with a population of almost 400,000 people
  • Modern, dynamic and fast growing centre of industry, trade, science, research and innovation with business incubators and centres of excellence in science
  • A city of universities with more than 86,000 students
  • More than 10,000 researchers; 2,200 IF publications/year; 600+ PhD graduates/year,
  • 500 mil. EUR of R&D investment per year, more than 350 companies with in-house R&D,
  • City of Gregor Mendel, the founder of genetics; the prestigious Mendel Lectures series takes place in Brno since 2003 (lectures of the world´s top scientists, including Nobel Prize winners),
  • Quality of life index in 2016

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