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Postdoc Position in Meiotic Chromosome Segregation and Genome Stability

Brno, Czech Republic
Closing date
31 Jan 2024

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Department: Nicola Silva 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 Meiotic chromosome segregation and genome stability


The Silva lab was established at the Department of Biology of the Faculty of Medicine of Masaryk University in 2019, where it undertakes the study of several aspects linked to accurate chromosome segregation during meiosis, with particular emphasis on DNA repair and establishment of meiotic chromosome synapsis.

We seek a strong willed, hard working postdoctoral candidate who will be embedded in different projects, aimed at characterizing newly identified factors in the lab and important for the successful formation of the gametes, by employing the metazoan Caenorhabditis elegans as a model system.

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.
  • While prior experience with meiosis and/or DNA repair is beneficial, it is not a mandatory requirement.
  • Possessing a robust foundation in genetics, molecular biology, and biochemistry will be greatly advantageous.
  • Display exceptional communication abilities and a collaborative spirit.
  • Demonstrate strong organizational skills.

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,
  • 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.

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 Nicola Silva, PhD. by e-mail:

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