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Research Assistant Position for the Hormonal Crosstalk in Plant Development Group

Brno, Czech Republic
Closing date
10 May 2024

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Department: Helene Robert Boisivon Research Group – Central European Institute of Technology
Deadline: 10 May 2024
Start date: 01.06.2024 or upon agreement
Job type: full-time
Job field: Science and research

We are the Czech Republic’s flagship basic research institute based at Masaryk University. Our modern in-house core facilities, which provide open access to the latest technologies and expertise, currently support more than 500 researchers from over 35 countries, who are together pushing the boundaries of knowledge in the areas of structural biology, molecular medicine, genomics and proteomics of plant systems, and neuroscience.

CEITEC MU is a proud holder of the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research Award. We were the first research institution in the Czech Republic that secured one of the top places in the Company of the Year: Equal Opportunities 2020 competition.

About the position:

We are seeking a research assistant to join the research group of Helene Robert Boisivon – Hormonal Crosstalk in Plant Development ( Our team is focused on the role of hormones during the plant embryo and seed development and in the response to warm temperatures. For our studies, we use plant model species Arabidopsis thaliana and oilseed crop Brassica napus. We are looking for a motivated researcher to join us on a project investigating the roles of the BnaTAA1 auxin biosynthetic enzymes in Brassica napus.

The ideal candidate profile:


  • PhD or a MSc degree in molecular biology, cellular biology, genetics, bioinformatics, or related fields
  • Expertise in using standard molecular biology techniques (DNA/RNA isolation, PCR, RT-qPCR, cloning, sequencing) is essential
  • Experience in plant tissue culture
  • Experience with NGS data analysis is highly appreciated.
  • Knowledge of confocal fluorescent microscopy and image data analysis is a plus but not required
  • Ability to fluently communicate in English (spoken and written) is essential

We provide

  • Background of a world recognized institution with a supportive and international working environment, promoting interdisciplinarity in research
  • Free access to CEITEC MU core facilities with state-of-the-art equipment and experienced staff
  • Support for further education and professional development
  • Full-time fixed-term contract with the possibility of extension
  • Flexible working hours and remote work
  • An attractive salary condition (XY PROJECT financed)
  • Benefits package: 6 weeks of paid holiday, medical insurance, financial contribution to kindergarten/pension scheme, meal and sports/culture/leisure time, sports lessons directly at the campus 
  • Welcome Office service before arrival
  • Grant Office service and support
  • Postdoc Peer Committee
  • CEITEC events – workshops, conferences, lectures, training, family gathering etc.
  • Kindergarten Elánek in Campus (or in one of the Brno branches)

How to apply?

Application deadline: May 10th 2024

Start date: June 2024 or upon agreement

Applications, including a CV, motivation letter, a brief motivation letter, and contacts for at least two references should be sent directly via e-application.

In the case of any difficulties filling out the e-application, please contact Lenka Divinová (

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