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Postdoctoral Position in Structural Virology Group of Pavel Plevka

Type of job: full-time

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.

Our postdoctoral programme will enable you to participate in one of many exciting scientific projects addressing current global issues related to health and the quality of human life. You will have the opportunity to discuss and develop ideas and train your ability to reason in a scientific manner, formulate hypotheses independently, to innovate, and to perform independent research. It is an excellent opportunity to fully develop the skills acquired throughout your PhD studies. You will have access to a professional administration supporting you with grant preparation and administration, with technology transfer, science communication and with other areas of modern research management. You will have the chance to participate in a wide range of scientific and career development events and become a valued member of our vibrant multinational scientific community.

About this position 

We are seeking post-doctoral scientist to join the Laboratory of Structural Virology in CEITEC (http://plevkalab.ceitec.cz). We use cryo-electron microscopy and tomography to determine three-dimensional structures of viruses and bacteriophages and characterize their infection of cells. We employ light-sheet fluorescence microscopy for time-resolved imaging of phage infection of biofilm. We study human viruses from the families Picornaviridae and Flaviviridae and tailed phages of Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Our lab is part of the Structural Biology program at CEITEC. We have access to in-house electron microscopes: Titan Krios equipped with Falcon4 and K2 detectors, Talos Arctica, TF20, and dual beam microscope Versa 3D for focused ion beam milling. The group includes technicians to assist with routine laboratory tasks.

You have (necessary competencies) 

  • Successful candidate must hold a PhD degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, structural biology, or informatics.
  • The applicant must have demonstrated ability to independently pursue on his/her research projects.
  • Previous experience with molecular cloning and image data analysis is desired.
  • Knowledge of structural biology methods is a plus but not required.

 Why join us?  

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 valued member of the CEITEC scientific community with access to in-house core facilities and professional administrative support. 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.

We are offering:

 An attractive salary condition

  • Medical insurance
  • 6 weeks of paid holiday
  • Contribution to a pension scheme
  • Flat-rate meal contributions
  • A multisport card and sports lessons directly at the campus
  • Reduced prices for mobile operator tariffs
  • Special employee bank products

 CEITEC MU is a proud holder of the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research Award. 

 What else you need to know 

 Application deadline: 31 March 2023

Expected start date: negotiable

Hours: full time

Duration: fixed term

Application including CV including contact information of two referees and a full list of publications should be sent by e-application available here.

In case of any troubles with filling the e-application, please contact: Veronika Slezáková (veronika.slezakova@ceitec.muni.cz).

For more information about Plevka lab, refer to http://plevkalab.ceitec.cz.

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.

In justified cases, the job announcer can extend, interrupt or cancel the selection procedure. 

Updated: 29.1.2023




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