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Junior Group Leader in Advanced Therapy Medicinal Product (ATMP) Research & Development

Brno, Czech Republic
Closing date
31 Dec 2023

Department: Department of Pharmacology – Faculty of Medicine
Deadline: 31 Dec 2023
Start date: March 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 JUNIOR GROUP LEADER in Advanced Therapy Medicinal Product (ATMP) Research & 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 started in Septemeber 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 research field of ATMP development and 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 March 2024 or upon agreement

The submission deadline is 31st December 2023
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 doc. MUDr. Regina Demlova, Ph.D. by e-mail:
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, …)
  • contacts to three 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).
If you are unable to download the application form, please email and we will send you.

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