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Lab Manager (Researcher Laboratory) For Regulation Of Gene Expression

Brno, Czech Republic
Closing date
30 Nov 2024

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Department Dalibor Blažek Research Group – Central European Institute of Technology
Deadline 30 Nov 2024
Start date negotiable/mmediately
Job type full-time
Job field Science and research

Central European Institute of Technology of Masaryk University (CEITEC MU)

Brno, Czech Republic |

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.

See what onboarding at CEITEC MU looks like here.

About the position:

Position of lab manager/research laboratory technician is open for the group „Regulation of gene expression and molecular carcinogenesis“ that is part of Molecular Medicine program at CEITEC-Masaryk university (MU).

The research group studies regulation of gene expression by cyclin-dependent kinases CDK11 and CDK12 and their roles in onset of cancer. We use advanced techniques of molecular biology and biochemistry. For more detail information about the research group please see our web pages:

Job description:

  •  responsibility for day-to-day operation of the lab including the basic management of laboratory resources
  •  ordering all reagents and plastic for the lab
  •  preparation of various media and buffers
  •  share in performance of various molecular biology and biochemistry experiments (western blotting, PCR, cloning, expression of proteins, qPCR, immunoprecipitation and others)
  •  management of maintenance and service of shared laboratory equipment
  •  possibility to participate in research projects


  • at least Master degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry or other related fields of life-sciences
  • good knowledge of English (oral and written) and ability to communicate in Czech (or Slovak) are essential
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • high motivation, flexibility and self-driven interest to learn new things
  • reliability, team player, meticulousness
  • knowledge of "laboratory chemistry" - preparation of solutions with defined concentrations, adjusting pH, preparation of media for bacterial cultures etc.
  • computer literacy, MS word, Excel, Power Point.
  • experience with basic techniques of molecular biology and biochemistry such as cell culture, western blotting, PCR, cloning, expression of proteins in bacteria, qPCR, immunoprecipitation, RNA-based techniques and others is a big plus

We are offering:

  • rewarding work in basic science with clinical applications in well-established research group
  • international environment
  • possibility to learn basic and latest techniques of molecular biology and biochemistry
  • excellent instrumental equipment of the CEITEC-MU
  • MU employment benefits
  • over standard salary based on qualification and experience
  • Possibility to get hands-on expertise with top-notch molecular biology techniques and learn from the experienced and motivated team of scientists
  • medical insurance
  • 6 weeks of paid holiday
  • contribution to a pension scheme
  • flat-rate meal contributions
  • a multisport card and sports lessons directly at the Campus
  • reduced prices for mobile operator tariffs
  • special employee bank products

What else you need to know:

Application deadline: 30.11.2024

Expected start date: negotiable/immediately

Hours: full time

Duration: fixed term

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

In the case of any difficulties filling out the e-application, please contact Markéta Bariaková (

If you do not receive an invitation for a job interview within 4 weeks after submitting your CV, we have given priority to other candidates in the first round of the selection process.

In justified cases, the job announcer can extend, interrupt or cancel the selection procedure.

Still hesitating whether to join us?

We value our employees, and we support them from their very first day at CEITEC. We are an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and offer a highly collaborative, collegial and family-friendly, international working environment with relocation assistance through our Welcome Office. The selected candidate will become a part of the CEITEC scientific community with access to in-house core facilities and professional administrative support. You will become part of an international team of experts in their fields, who together contribute to improving human life and health. Have a look at what your potential peers say about working at CEITEC MU.

Brno is a lively city surrounded by beautiful countryside. It is a top destination for many educated expatriates working in the areas of science and technology. Brno is located in the heart of Europe and offers a great standard of living.

For more information about the recruitment process, refer to CEITEC MU Recruitment Policy.  

For more information about our career system, refer to CEITEC MU Career System.

For more information about onboarding process, refer to a short video.

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