Bio/Informatician in Transposon Research

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Brno, Czech Republic
06 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
31 Aug 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Šárka Pospíšilová Research GroupCentral European Institute of Technology

Deadline 31 Aug 2019

Start date 1.9.2019

Bio/informatician in transposon research

Supported by the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic, grant nr. 19-11299S.

We are looking for a talented bio/informatician to join our young international research team at CEITEC MU, Brno, CZ (

We're interested in the high-throughput analysis of transposon insertions in various hematological malignancies. Transposons are mobile elements that propagate in the genome via a “copy-paste” mechanism. It leads to a genome functional plasticity but also to pathogenic consequences, such as cancer. In the context of our project we aim to understand how transposons influence pathogenesis and progression of lymphoid leukemias and myelodysplastic syndrome.

The focus of the position will be the development of bioinformatic tools and their application on the sequencing data generated in the project. Skills in scripting languages (R, Python) and good spoken and written English are essential. Candidates of any level of education are encouraged to apply. Experience in high-throughput sequencing data analysis, machine learning and statistics, as well as in biology and medicine, and first-author publications, will be considered a plus.

The position is available now until the end of 2021. The working capacity is preferably full-time, but a half-time contract is negotiable. The salary will be set based on candidate’s experience with a possible increase after the probation period.

Please apply until the 31st of August 2019 to be fully considered. Send us a short CV including contact details of at least one referee to Ilgar Mamedov, PhD at and Karla Plevová, PhD at Questions are welcome. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview (on-site / Skype).

Ilgar Mamedov, Karla Plevová, on behalf of the rest of the team

Our institute values diversity and promotes an inclusive working environment with the aim to support the best scientists. CEITEC MU is a proud holder of the HR Excellence in Research Award by the European Commission. (

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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