Masaryk University (MU) is the second largest university in the Czech Republic, a member of the Compostela Group and the Utrecht Network. Founded in 1919 in Brno as the second Czech university (after Charles University was established in 1348 and Palacký University existed in 1573–1860), it now consists of ten faculties and 35,115 students. It is named after Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, the first president of an independent Czechoslovakia as well as the leader of the movement for a second Czech university.
Masaryk University was founded on 28 January 1919 with four faculties: Law, Medicine, Science, and Arts. Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, a professor at Charles University and later the first president of Czechoslovakia, contributed greatly to the establishment of Masaryk University.
A new university campus has been under construction in Brno-Bohunice since 2002. Campus houses most Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Sports Studies, part of the Faculty of Sciences as well as several research facilities such as the Central European Institute of Technology and Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment Cetocoen.
As of 2014, Masaryk University has over 35,000 students and over 2,200 pedagogical staff and offers over 200 bachelor, 290 masters, and 130 doctoral full-time study programs, some of them being offered in English or German as well as in combined form.
The Office of International Studies helps facilitate incoming and outgoing student mobility. In the 2012/13 academic year, the university hosted over 1,000 international students. Students with special needs are assisted by the Teiresiás Centre.
The university opened the Mendel Museum in 2007, creating an exhibition ground dedicated to the popularization of the scientific work and life of Gregor Johann Mendel who conducted his experiments in the Augustinian abbey where the museum is now located. The Mendel Lectures given by the world’s top scientists in genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, microbiology, and medicine have been held in the Mendel Museum.
The university is seeking a creative, independent, and driven individual with documented research experience for a post-doctoral position. Candidates with strong research experience in structural biology and translation are especially encouraged to apply.
- An attractive salary condition (ERC-funded position).
- 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.
- Available employee psychological counseling.
Candidates should have:
- A PhD degree or equivalent in structural biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, or related field.
- Expertise in human tissue culture work, CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing, translation, or cryo-EM is a strong plus as well as programming skills.
- A publication record in peer-reviewed journals.
- Interpersonal skills are required to supervise junior members of the research group.
- Fluency in English (spoken and written).
- A CV.
- List of publications,
- A scanned copy of the Ph.D. diploma or an official letter certifying submission of doctoral thesis defense and the planned defense date, brief motivation letter.
- At least two references (or contacts for at least two references).
** All application materials should be sent via e-application.
Application Deadline: December 31, 2023 (28 Days Remaining)Apply nowOfficial link