Masaryk University

Assistant Professor For Division Of Genetics A Molecular Biology

Czech Republic

Closing in 12 days

Dean of the Faculty of Science, Masaryk University announces an open competition for the position

Assistant Professor for Division of Genetics a Molecular Biology

Workplace: Department of Experimental Biology, Division of Genetics a Molecular Biology, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic

Type of Contract: temporary position with 3 year contract (with possible extension), academic

Working Hours : 1 FTE (full-time employment of 40 hours per week)

Expected Start Date : 01.09.2024

Number of Open Positions: 1

Application Deadline: 13.06.2024 EU Researcher Profile : R2

About the Workplace

Masaryk University is modern, dynamic and the most attractive university in the Czech Republic with ten faculties, more than 6500 staff and 33 000 students, a wide range of research areas and a strong international position. We are the largest academic employer in the South Moravian Region.

F aculty of Science MU, a holder of the HR Excellence in Research Award by the European Commission, is a research-oriented faculty, offering university education (Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral degree programs) closely linked to both primary and applied research and high school teaching of the following sciences: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Earth sciences. We are the most productive scientific unit of the Masaryk University generating around 40 % of MU research results.

The Department of Experimental Biology at the Faculty of Science MU is a modern, fully equipped workplace where individual research groups are engaged in teaching accredited study programmes and research at all levels - from molecules and cells to invertebrates and humans; from basic research to the application of results in human and veterinary biomedicine.

Description of the offered position

  • Involvement in the educational process of undergraduate and graduate students of study programmes Molecular Biology and Genetics and Medical Genetics and Molecular Diagnostics (teaching genetics in lectures, exercises, seminars, final theses supervision)
  • Research activities in the field of genetics focused on human genetics and molecular biology
  • Searching for and applying for research projects, solving ongoing projects
  • Participation in and preparation of promotional events for the public and schools
  • Opportunities for further professional and skills development in the field of genetics
  • Skills and Qualifications

    The applicant must have:

  • MSc. university degree and Ph.D. in Genetics and Molecular Biology or related fields
  • Ability and interest to teach genetics in the Czech language (native speaker or documented C2 language certificate)
  • Active research and publishing activity in the field of human genetics and molecular biology
  • Knowledge of standard genetic and molecular biology techniques
  • Research focus and experience with experimental work and independent project solution in the field of genetics or molecular biology of humans and other organisms
  • Independently solving research and development tasks
  • Pedagogical experience
  • Active approach to submitting national and international research projects
  • Active approach to promoting the study of genetics and molecular biology at events for the public and on social networks
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Good knowledge of the English language (written and verbal)
  • Informal inquiries about the position can be sent to doc. RNDr. Petr Kuglík, CSc, email: [email protected], phone +420 603813241

    We Offer

  • An interesting job in a dynamically-expanding university area within the framework of the Division of Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • Opportunities to participate in major international research projects and contract research projects
  • Opportunity for education and career growth
  • Pleasant working environment
  • Access to training and modern technology
  • Flexible working hours
  • Employee benefits such as 8 weeks of paid vacation per year, pension insurance contribution or nursery/children´s group allowance, a financial meal allowance, lunches in canteens of MU, Multisport card, vaccinations free of charge, discounted language courses, exclusive mobile tariff offer by Vodafone, childcare groups at Campus and Komenského náměstí)
  • Application Process

    The application shall be submitted online by 13.06.2024 via an e-application, please find the reference to the e-application in the beginning and end of the advertisement.

    The candidate shall provide following:

  • CV
  • Cover letter describing candidate's research interest and experience
  • Summary of research outputs and publications
  • Names and contact details of at least 2 references
  • After submitting your application successfully, you will receive an automatic confirmation email from

    Selection Process

    Received applications will be considered carefully in line with principles of the EU Charter and Code for Researchers. Selection criteria: (i) meeting qualification requirements described above, (ii) all required documents provided.

    Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a personal or online interview.

    The Faculty Recruitment Policy (OTM-R) can be seen here.

    Faculty of Science, Masaryk University is an equal opportunity employer. We support diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Visit our Career page.

    We are looking forward to hearing from you!

    Job details


    Assistant Professor For Division Of Genetics A Molecular Biology


    Masaryk University


    Czech Republic


    May 14, 2024

    Application deadline

    June 13, 2024

    Job type

    Associate Professor/Professor



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