Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science

Brno, Czech Republic
07 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
06 Nov 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Maternity Cover, Temporary
Full Time

Department: Section of Genetics and Molecular Biology – Faculty of Science
Deadline: 5 Nov 2020
Start date: 1.2.2021 or negotiable

Dean of the Faculty of Science, Masaryk University announces an open competition for the position Assistant professor

Workplace: Department of experimental biology/ Section of Genetics and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic
Type of Contract: temporary position – in time of maternity leave, academic
Working Hours: 40 FTE (full-time)
Expected Start Date: 1.2.2021 or negotiable
Number of Open Positions: 1
Application Deadline: 5.11.2020

About the Workplace

Masaryk University is the second-largest university in the Czech Republic with nine faculties, more than 5000 staff, and more than 30 000 students. As a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing, our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education.

Faculty of Science MU, a proud holder of the HR Excellence in Research Award by the European Commission, is a research-oriented faculty, offering university education (Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degree programs) closely linked to both primary and applied research and high school teaching of the following sciences: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Earth sciences. We are the most productive scientific unit of the Masaryk University generating around 40 % of MU research results.

The Department of Experimental Biology - Section of Genetics and Molecular Biology at the Faculty of Science MU is a modern, fully equipped workplace where individual research groups are engaged in research at all levels - from molecules and cells to humans.

Job Description

  • Experimental work and solution of scientific projects in the fields of
  • Ancient DNA, historical anthropology, population genetics and anthropology
    of recent population
  • Supervising students working in laboratories
  • Participation in field research projects and help with organisation of such
  • Sampling of human skeletal material for various purposes (chemical
    analysis, DNA analysis, blood groups analysis etc.)
  • Teaching in study programmes accredited at Masaryk University
  • Supervising of theses in bachelor and master degree of study

Skills and Qualifications

 The applicant must have:

  • Ph.D. degree in Molecular and Cell Biology or in General and Molecular Genetics, Anthropology or related specializations
  • MSc. in Anthropology or Molecular Biology and Genetics or related specializations
  • Experience with experimental work and solution of scientific projects in the fields of Ancient DNA and Biological Anthropology.
  • Ability for teaching Human Anatomy
  • Publishing results in Historical Anthropology, Ancient DNA or Human Genetics. Publications in impacted journals.
  • Ability for team work, active approach, initiative, dependability, accuracy, administrative ability
  • Experience and qualification for teaching at university level
  • Active knowledge of Czech language. In applicants that are not native speakers is required Czech language exam certificate - level CCE-B2 or higher
  • Good communication skills in English language

Informal inquiries about the position can be sent to doc. RNDr. Eva Drozdová, Ph.D. email, phone 549 493 800.

We Offer

  • Modern scientific environment
  • Work in modern interdisciplinary field of palaeogenetics and historical anthropology
  • Perspective of professional development
  • Employment benefits
  • An interesting job in a dynamically-expanding university area
  • Flexible working hours and occasional home office to support personal needs in family and career compatibility
  • Employee benefits such as 8  weeks of paid vacation per year, pension insurance contribution, contribution to lunches in canteens of MU or meal vouchers, discounted language courses, discount in the university cinema, exclusive mobile tariff offer by Vodafone
  • Opportunity to work and live in a modern and dynamic city
  • (for more information on costs of living, you can refer to Numbeo)
  • Support with your relocation to Brno by our International Staff Office

Application Process

The application shall be submitted online by 5.11.2020 via an e-application (Please, use the link in the e-Application section below).

The candidate shall provide following:

  • CV
  • photocopies of qualification papers and diplomas
  • an overview of scientific and publishing activities After submitting your application successfully

After submitting your application successfully, you will receive an automatic confirmation email from

Selection Process

Received applications will be considered carefully in line with principles of the EU Charter and Code for Researchers. Selection criteria: (i) meeting qualification requirements described above, (ii) all required documents provided.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a personal or Skype interview.

The Faculty Recruitment Policy (OTM-R) can be seen here.

Faculty of Science, Masaryk University is an equal opportunity employer. We support diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!