Postdoc in Cell Biology

Brno (CZ)
05 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
28 Jan 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time


Department   Department of Experimental BiologyFaculty of Science 

Deadline   28 Jan 2018

Start date   March 2018 

We are seeking a talented and motivated candidate to join a research team headed by Assoc. Prof. Vítězslav Bryja at the Faculty of Science, Masaryk University. The selected candidate will have an opportunity to pursue research on the following themes: 

1. Molecular and cellular mechanisms controlling mammalian planar cell polarity 

2. The wnt/planar cell polarity pathway as a target in cancer progression 

The successful candidate should: 

  • be a researcher who has received a PhD or its equivalent within the last 7 years 
  • be a researcher who has worked at least two whole years in the last three outside the territory of the Czech Republic in the field of research with a working time of at least 0.5 full-time equivalent, or who has been PhD student (or equivalent) abroad 
  • have a publishing record – in the last three years at least two publication outputs registered in the Thomson Reuters Web of Science, Scopus or ERIH PLUS databases and at the same time publications such as “articles”, “books”, “book chapters”, “letters” and “reviews”. The applicant must be the principal author of at least one publication (according to the subject specificity it may be as the first author, the corresponding/reprint author, or the role of the individual authors stated in the article). 
  • have experience in cell biology, molecular biology or related fields 
  • be highly motivated, self-driven and able to work independently 
  • have a collaborative attitude with good communication skills 
  • have experience with advanced imaging techniques (an advantage) 

The application should include: 

  • a CV including a summary of work experience, incl. publication activity and research grant experience 
  • a Cover Letter 
  • contact information for at least three referees 

MU offers the opportunity to gain: 

  • an interesting job in a dynamically-expanding university area 
  • diverse and challenging work in an excellent research environment 
  • possible tenure track with an initial appointment for two years 
  • a professional team and pleasant working environment 
  • interaction with leading scientists in an inspiring, internationalised environment 
  • A Welcome Service for the successful candidate and his/her family 

Anticipated start date: The position is available from March 2018.  

The submission date is 28 January 2018. 

Please submit your application (or informal enquiries) by e-mail to  
A review of applications will commence immediately after the deadline. Short-listed candidates will be invited for interview within one month of the deadline. 
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