MASARYK UNIVERSITY

Post-Doc Position in Structural Virology Group of Pavel Plevka

Location
Brno, Czech Republic
Posted
12 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
31 Mar 2022
Ref
68200
Contract Type
Permanent

Department: Pavel Plevka Research Group – Central European Institute of Technology
Deadline: 31 Mar 2022
Start date: negotiable
Job type: full-time  |  part-time
Job field: Science and research

We are seeking two post-doctoral scientists to join the Laboratory of Structural Virology in CEITEC (http://plevkalab.ceitec.cz). We use cryo-electron microscopy and tomography to determine three-dimensional structures of viruses and bacteriophages and characterize their infection of cells. We employ light-sheet fluorescence microscopy for time-resolved imaging of phage infection of biofilm. We study human viruses from the families Picornaviridae and Flaviviridae and tailed phages of Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Our lab is part of the Structural Biology program at CEITEC. We have access to in-house electron microscopes: Titan Krios equipped with Falcon4 and K2 detectors, Talos Arctica, TF20, and dual beam microscope Versa 3D for focused ion beam milling. The group includes technicians to assist with routine laboratory tasks.

Requirements:

  • Successful candidate must hold a PhD degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, structural biology, or informatics.
  • The applicant must have demonstrated ability to independently pursue on his/her research projects.
  • Previous experience with molecular cloning and image data analysis is desired.
  • Knowledge of structural biology methods is a plus but not required.

We offer:

  • An attractive salary and benefits package.
  • In house core facilities with expert support.
  • Support with the relocation process (welcome office service).
  • Six weeks of paid holiday.

Anticipated start date: flexible, optimally April-November 2022

Application including CV including contact information of two referees and a full list of publications should be sent by e-application available on https://www.muni.cz/en/about-us/careers/vacancies/68200.

In case of any troubles with filling the e-application, please contact: Veronika Slezáková (veronika.slezakova@ceitec.muni.cz).

Application deadline: 31. 3. 2022

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