MASARYK UNIVERSITY

PhD Position in Medical Biology Research - Receptor Tyrosine Kinase (RTK) Signaling

Location
Brno (CZ)
Posted
05 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
30 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

PhD Positions in Medical Biology Research - Receptor Tyrosine Kinase (RTK) Signaling

Department  Department of Biology – Faculty of Medicine 
Deadline   30 Apr 2018
Start date   September 2018 
PhD Positions in Medical Biology Research - Receptor Tyrosine Kinase (RTK) Signaling 
Department of Biology, Faculty of Medicine of Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic 
  
Deadline:  By 30 April 2018 (with official interview in the 2nd half of June) 
Start date:  September 2018 
  
LABORATORIES 

The Department of Biology hosts several well established and internationally recognized lines of research oriented on Biomedicine, in the field of stem cell biology, cellular signalling, DNA repair and bacterial genomics. The PhD programme will provide opportunities for research and teaching experience at MU and nearby research institutions in a vibrant and thriving Brno’s academia.

The four-year programme is divided into 6 months of a pre-doctoral phase, followed by three and a half years of PhD training at one of the Department’s research labs. The pre-doctoral phase includes short rotations, common courses, and selection of a PhD project.

Four PhD positions are available to outstanding young scientists with biological background and clearly demonstrated potential for future independent and highly successful scientific career. 
  
JOB DESCRIPTION 

PhD positions are available immediately to study various aspects of Receptor Tyrosine Kinase (RTK) signaling. Current focus is on non-canonical RTK signaling (cross-talk among unrelated RTKs), characterization of RTK signaling complexes, RTK-mediated regulation of primary cilia, and development of tools facilitating re-purposing of clinically used RTK inhibitors. While our primary interest is FGF pathway, we are currently expanding to the entire human RTK family (see Elife 2017;6. pii: e21536). 

CANDIDATE PROFILE 

  • Complete MA / Mgr. / MSc. Degree with experience in biochemistry, molecular biology and/or cell biology 
  • Essential training in a range of molecular biology techniques relevant to basic research 
  • Well-organised, motivated and passionate 

WE OFFER 

  • International multidisciplinary team engagement in highly ambitious projects of
  • medical biology research 
  • Work in an inspiring and highly collaborative environment 
  • Various opportunities for further education, training and professional growth 


APPLICATIONS 

The candidates are invited to send their:

  • CV (including contact details, nationality and current address, education, degrees and dates) 
  • Three reference letters (written or just two contact names) 
  • Statement of research interest (cover letter explaining why you apply for this project and why you are the perfect candidate) 

Please send the application to Mgr. Pavel Krejčí Ph.D.: krejcip@med.muni.cz