Postdoc in Biomedical Research

Brno (CZ)
07 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
28 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

POSTDOC POSITION in biomedical research: "Effect of negative regulators on RAD51 filament stability" and/or "Inhibition of DNA repair nucleases - from biological probe to cancer therapy"   

Department     Department of Biology Faculty of Medicine  

Deadline      28 Jan 2018

Start date     March 2018 

Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic invites excellent scientists to apply for a 

POSTDOC POSITION in biomedical research: “Effect of negative regulators on RAD51 filament stability” and/or “Inhibition of DNA repair nucleases – from biological probe to cancer therapy” 

Laboratory of Recombination and DNA Repair, Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University. 

We invite applications for a postdoctoral position from applicants with an enthusiastic interest in molecular biology and biochemistry. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Dr Krejčí to identify and characterise novel inhibitors of DNA repair nucleases, their mechanisms of action and therapeutic implications and/or to determine the effect of negative regulators on RAD51 filament stability. 
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 the field of molecular biology and biochemistry and demonstrate broad training and aptitude in a range of molecular biology techniques relevant to cancer research, be independent, enthusiastic and have a strong track record 
  • have experience with research projects (an advantage) 
  • have excellent communication skills and an ability to collaborate with multiple teams 

The application should include: 

  • a CV including a summary of work experience, publication activity, involvement in research grants, etc. 
  • 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 excellent research environment 
  • tenure track with an initial appointment for 2 years 
  • work in a professional team and pleasant working conditions 
  • interaction with leading scientists in an inspiring, internationalised environment 
  • a welcoming 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 and  

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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