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Postdoc Position in Causes of Cardiac Arrythmogenesis and Heart Failure

Brno, Czech Republic
Closing date
31 Jan 2024

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Department: Vladimír Rotrekl Research Group – Faculty of Medicine
Deadline: 31 Jan 2024
Start date: April 2024 or upon agreement
Job type:full-time
Job field: Science and research

Medical Faculty of Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic invites excellent scientists to apply for a two-year

POSTDOC POSITION in Causes of cardiac arrythmogenesis and heart failure


The work will be focused on studying the cardiomyocytes differentiated from patients harbouring cardiac mutations resulting in arrhythmia and/or cardiomyopathy. Genotype-phenotype relationships shall be studied to decipher mechanism of disease onset and progression as well as novel therapeutic targets and interactions of drugs already in clinical settings.

The fellows’ responsibility would include analyzing and interpreting data from multiple assays, structural biology, mechanobiology, genomics, proteomics data, and data on drug toxicity.

The candidate will develop research protocols and carry out experiments. Data collected shall be analyzed in a complex manner.

The group of "Stem cells and disease modelling" at the Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, led by Vladimir Rotrekl, provide a basic cardiovascular research team, focused on mechanobiology, but also DNA stability aspects and role of melatonin in the field human cardiomyocytes and cardiac syncytium.

The overarching goal is the elucidation of the mechanisms behind hear failure to improve treatment strategies of cardiovascular disease.

The successful candidate should:

  • Hold a Ph.D. or its equivalent, awarded within the past 7 years.
  • Have a research background that includes a minimum of 2 full years of work, within the last 3 years, in the field of research conducted outside the Czech Republic, with a workload equivalent to at least 0.5 full-time employment, or have experience as a doctoral student (or equivalent) in an international setting.
  • Demonstrate a publication record that includes a minimum of three research outputs (articles) within the past three years, surpassing the field's median standards, with at least two of them ranked in Q1 according to Web of Science.

Specific qualifications include:

  • Exhibit a genuine passion for scientific exploration and a deep-seated curiosity.
  • Display exceptional communication abilities and a collaborative spirit.
  • Demonstrate strong organizational skills.
  • Submission of documents validating that you have accumulated a minimum of two full years of work experience outside the Czech Republic within the past three years, and/or proof of a Ph.D. diploma from a foreign institution.

We offer:

  • An initial two-year appointment.
  • An exceptionally competitive salary, commensurate with the applicant's skills and proficiency.
  • An enticing position within a rapidly evolving university precinct.
  • A range of diverse and stimulating responsibilities within an outstanding research environment.
  • The opportunity to collaborate with a professional team in a comfortable work environment.
  • Interaction with renowned scientists within an inspiring, globally-connected setting.
  • A dedicated welcome service tailored to the needs of the successful candidate and their family.

Include these in your application:

  • A comprehensive CV detailing your publication history,
  • a copy of your diploma,
  • contact information for two referees who can provide insights into your qualifications,
  • a brief but substantive description of your research focus and the specific topic you intend to investigate. Justify the relevance of this research within the field,
  • 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 a PhD diploma from a foreign institution.

Anticipated start date: The position is available from April 2024 or upon agreement

The submission deadline is 31st January 2024

How to apply:

Please use the "E-Application" link below. After submitting your application, you will receive an automatic confirmation of acceptance via email. For more information, contact Mgr. Vladimir Rotrekl, Ph.D. by e-mail:
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