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Research Specialist

Brno, Czech Republic
Closing date
11 Jul 2024

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Department: Plant Sciences Core Facility – Central European Institute of Technology
Deadline: 11 Jul 2024
Job type: part-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:

The position is open for a 3–4-year contract under the supervision of Mgr. Markéta Pernisová, Ph.D., to join the TowArds Next GENeration Crops (TANGENC) project. The topic is focused on new breeding techniques for crop improvement. The research will mainly concern the hormonal regulation of plant regeneration and shoot development. The Researcher will also participate in developing molecular tools and protocols for genome editing, transformation, and plant regeneration.

Developing and improving plant genetic engineering resources such as transgenics and genome editing require joined efforts of multiple groups with complementary expertise. The team members have long-lasting experience managing research projects and teams, with international collaboration and publishing in high-impact scientific journals.


  • Must be an active Ph.D. student no later than the date of starting the position
  • Expertise in the following areas: molecular plant biology, plant regeneration
  • Good oral and written communication skills in English
  • Practical lab experience Independence, accountability, and reliability

We offer:

  • Supportive and international working environment Young, enthusiastic, and progressive scientific team
  • An attractive salary and benefits (6 weeks of paid holiday, financial meal contribution, multisport card, special employee bank products, kindergarten/pension scheme)
  • State-of-the-art instrumentation and Core Facilities
  • Institutional support: further education and professional development, Welcome Office, Grant Office serviceCEITEC eventsPostdoc Committee Association

Additional information:

  • Start date: 1st September 2024
  • Job type: 0,5 FTE
  • Duration: initial fixed-term contract for one year, with the possibility of extension up to 3 years
  • Application deadline: 11st July 2024 Applications including a CV, a brief motivation letter, and contacts for at least two references should be sent via e- application below the advertisement.
  • In the case of any difficulties filling out the e-application,please contact
  • Suitable candidates will be contacted to arrange an interview. Please note that if you are not contacted within four weeks, we have preferred candidates who more closely meet the criteria. Thank you for being so understanding.

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 to secure one of the top places in the Company of the Year: Equal Opportunities 2020 competition.

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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