PhD student position in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

Brno (CZ)
10 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
31 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

PhD student position in molecular biology and biochemistry-Group of Regulation of Gene Transcription

Dalibor Blažek Research Group Central European Institute of Technology
Deadline 31 Aug 2017
Start date 1.9.2017  

The Director of Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC MU) opens a position 
PhD student position in molecular biology and biochemistry-Group of Regulation of Gene Transcription 


Central European Institute of Technology - Masaryk University (CEITEC MU) is an independent institute at Masaryk University which was established within the framework of the CEITEC - Central European Institute of Technology. CEITEC MU constitutes the key element of a world-class research infrastructure built at the University Campus in Brno-Bohunice by the end of 2014, providing state-of-the-art equipment and ideal conditions for basic and applied research, especially in the area of life sciences. 

CEITEC is a scientific centre in the fields of life sciences, advanced materials and technologies whose aim is to establish itself as a recognized centre for basic as well as applied research. CEITEC offers a state-of-the-art infrastructure and great conditions to employ excellent researchers. 
A PhD. position is available in the group of Regulation of Gene Transcription (lab pages at: at the Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC), Brno, Czech Republic. The project focuses on emerging cyclin-dependent kinases (mainly Cdk12 and Cdk13) involved in the regulation of gene transcription, modulation of DNA damage responses and onset of ovarian cancer. To address basic biological questions related to the kinases we use advanced techniques of molecular biology and biochemistry including immunoprecipitation coupled with mass spectrometry, chromatin immunoprecipitation, CLIP-seq, ChIP-seq, RNA-seq and others. 
CEITEC ( is a newly established European research center of scientific excellence and its laboratories offer state-of-the-art equipment at the new campus of Masaryk University in Brno. Brno is a pleasant research/university city located 2 hr from Prague and 1.5 hr from Vienna, Austria. Information about the Czech Republic can be found at: 
- Motivation and interest in biomedical research 
- Hold a Master´s degree (or be close to its completion) in molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics or in other related field of life sciences 
- Interest in molecular biology/biochemistry; interest in bioinformatics and cancer biology is a plus 
- Hands-on experience with basic techniques of molecular biology and biochemistry such as cell culture, western blotting, PCR, cloning, expression of proteins in bacteria, and others are not necessary but are a plus 
- Good communication and interpersonal skills and fluency in spoken and written English are required 
Anticipated start date: as soon as possible or upon agreement 

Please send the application (including CV, short statement of research background/interests and the contact information of at least two references to a group leader Dalibor Blazek by e-mail: The ad is open until the position is occupied. 
Please quote the “PhD student-Gene transcription” in the subject. 
Information about Brno, Czech Republic 

  • The capital of South Moravian Region and the second largest city in the Czech Republic with a population of almost 400,000 people 
  • Modern, dynamic and fast growing centre of industry, trade, science, research and innovation with business incubators and centres of excellence in science 
  • A city of universities with more than 86,000 students 
  • More than 10,000 researchers; 2,200 IF publications/year; 600+ PhD graduates/year, 
  • 500 mil. EUR of R&D investment per year, more than 350 companies with in-house R&D, 
  • City of Gregor Mendel, the founder of genetics; the prestigious Mendel Lectures series takes place in Brno since 2003 (lectures of the world´s top scientists, including Nobel Prize winners), 
  • Quality of life index in 2016 

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