Research Group Leader Junior in Cancer Immunotherapy Research

Brno, Czech Republic
30 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
20 Feb 2023
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Department: Department of Biology – Faculty of Medicine
Deadline: 20 Feb 2023
Start date: 1st July 2023 or upon agreement
Job type: full-time
Job field: Science and research

Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic invites excellent scientists to apply for

Research Group Leader JUNIOR

in Cancer Immunotherapy Research at Department of Biology

Department of Biology is an international center of Biomedical research based at the Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic. We currently support 7 independent research groups that strive to understand challenging questions in the areas of molecular medicine, cancer biology, cell signaling, DNA repair and genome stability, embryonic and pluripotent stem cells and bacterial genetics and genomic.

We are part of the National Institute for Cancer Research – so far, the largest project of academic cancer research in the Czech Republic. Our location at University Campus at Bohunice is ideally situated for collaborations with the University Hospital Brno and research groups and facilities in the neighboring Central European Institute of Technology. We coordinate an innovative, interdisciplinary, and internationally oriented PhD program in Biomedical Sciences.

See more about Department of Biology here.

Currently, we are looking for a new Research Group Leader JUNIOR who would like to develop himself/herself both professionally and personally and start an own research group.

His/her main tasks will include:

  • develop research strategy including planning group HR strategy, budgets, equipment needs, etc.;
  • conduct independent research and publish high-ranked scientific publications;
  • obtaining funding for research group (grant applications/competitions);
  • managing team members and their career development.

The successful candidate should:

  • be a researcher who has received a PhD or its equivalent within the last 8 years (or up to 40 years old, taking int account possible career interruptions);
  • have a significant publication activity in the given field, corresponding to the junior stage of the career (minimum one first-author publication with an IF above the field median);
  • have a significant international scientific experience longer than 6 months;
  • have an own attractive scientific project with a potential to succeed in international competition.

Specific criteria:

  • long-term experience in the field of cancer research evidenced by related publication history;
  • the research history should indicate applicant´s ability to conduct research of cancer immunotherapy.

MU offers the opportunity to get:

  • an opportunity to start a career as leader and in an own research group;
  • diverse and challenging work in an excellent research environment;
  • initial contract for 3 years;
  • a professional team and pleasant working conditions;
  • interaction with leading scientists in an inspiring, internationalized environment;
  • Welcome office service for the successful candidate and his/her family.

Workplace: University Campus Bohunice, Kamenice 5, 625 00, Brno, Czech Republic;
Contract type: temporary contract for 3 years;
Anticipated start date: 1st July 2023 or upon agreement;
Submission deadline: 20.02.2023

Please submit e-application below.

The application should include:

  • a CV including a list of publication activity;
  • a cover letter describing the applicant's interest in research in our field of study (max. 1 A4 page);
  • a diploma (recognition for diplomas from foreign institutions);
  • two letters of reference (name, position, e‑mail and phone number).
  • application form incl. research group topic and intention, please download it here. (If you have a problem with downloading, contact us on e-mail

A review of applications will start immediately after the deadline. Short-listed candidates will be invited for interview within one month of the deadline.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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