Junior Research Group Leader in Cell- and Gene-therapy Atmp Development

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Brno, Czech Republic
14 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
31 Mar 2023
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department: Department of Pharmacology – Faculty of Medicine
Deadline: 31 Mar 2023
Start date: 1st July 2023 or by agreement
Job type: full-time
Job field: Science and research

Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic invites excellent scientists to apply for a JUNIOR RESEARCH GROUP LEADER in Cell- and gene-therapy ATMP development


The Faculty of Medicine of Masaryk University in Brno is hosting The Central European Advanced Therapy and Immunotherapy Centre (CREATIC), a Horizon Europe Teaming for Excellence centre set up in collaboration with Fraunhofer IZI, University of Leipzig and University of Copenhagen ( The CREATIC centre will start in 2023 and will enable a scientific career development of high potential early-career researchers with significant international experience. We are looking for a junior group leader with the expertise in the area of Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMPs) who develop his/her research in ATMP development and/or GMP manufacturing.

The successful candidate should:

  • be a researcher who has received a PhD or its equivalent within the last 7 years,
  • be a researcher who has worked at least 2 whole years in the last 3 years outside the territory of the Czech Republic in the field of research with a working time of at least 0.5 full-time equivalent, or who has been PhD student (or equivalent) abroad,
  • have a publishing record – in the last 3 years at least 2 publication outputs (“articles”) above the field median listed by the Web of Science with 1 article as first or corresponding author.

Specific criteria:

  • have experience in field of ATMP development or ATMP manufacturing under GMP conditions,
  • have experience with CAR cell development and/or manufacturing or gene therapy development and/or manufacturing (an advantage),
  • is familiar with ATMP regulatory issues (an advantage),
  • have excellent communication skills and teamwork.

MU offers the opportunity to get:

  • establishment and funding of your own research group for 3 years,
  • diverse and challenging work in an excellent research environment,
  • a professional team and pleasant working conditions,
  • interaction with leading scientists in an inspiring, internationalised environment,
  • a welcome service for you and your family members.

Anticipated start date: The position is available from July 2023 or upon agreement.

The submission deadline is 31st March 2023.

Please submit e-application.

The application should include:

  • motivation Letter (max. 1 page),
  • research Proposal (max. 4 pages),
  • scientific CV of the applicant (max. 1 page), incl. impact factors for papers in the last 5 years as first or corresponding author,
  • applicant’s key requirements (tools and equipment, research team, …),
  • 3 letters of recommendation and references,
  • Ph.D. diploma,
  • Documents proving the candidate has worked at least 2 whole years in the last 3 years outside the territory of the Czech Republic and/or Phd diploma from a foreign institution.

Please, download the application form here: and include all the information above in this form (the structure is already set there).

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

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We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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