Laboratory Technician for the Research Group “RNA-based Regulation of Gene Expression”

Research Position | Published on 08.04.2019 | CEITEC MU

Laboratory Technician for the Research Group “RNA-based Regulation of Gene Expression”


Peter Lukavsky Research Group – Central European Institute of Technology


Research Group Leader: Peter Josef Lukavsky, Ph.D.


A position for a laboratory technician is available in the research group “RNA-based regulation of Gene Expression” which is part of Structural Biology program at CEITEC, Masaryk University (MU). We study disease-related biological processes by investigating

protein structures and their interactions with other proteins, RNA or small molecule inhibitors using biomolecular NMR and related biophysical methods.


Job Description:

- Expression and purification of proteins

- Transcription and purification of RNAs

- Preparation of various media and buffers

- PCR and cloning of RNA and protein constructs

- Preparation of isotope-labelled nucleotides

- Binding studies using ITC, fluorescence anisotropy, EMSA,

and other biophysical techniques including data analysis

- Performance of NMR experiments to study small molecule interactions with proteins and RNA

- Implementing new techniques and projects

- Help incoming co-workers into a smooth start in the lab



- At least Master degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry or other related fields of life-sciences

- Good knowledge of English (oral and written)

- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

- High motivation, flexibility and self-driven interest to learn new things

- Reliability, team player, meticulousness

- Knowledge of "laboratory chemistry" - preparation of solutions with defined concentrations, adjusting pH, preparation of media for bacterial cultures etc.

- Computer literacy, MS word, Excel.

- Excellent experience with molecular biology, protein and RNA purifcation, biochemistry and NMR spectroscopy is a big plus


We offer:

- Interesting work in a top scientific team

- Stable base and excellent instrumental equipment of CEITEC MU

- employment benefits

- Salary based on qualification and experience; part time appointment possible


Brno is an attractive, lively place to live and work with many cultural and recreational amenities.

Start date: Negotiable

Please send CV and a short motivational letter including: a) description of previous experiences b) technical skills and c) at least two contact references to Peter Lukavsky ( Candidates considered for the second round of interview will be informed via email.


Start date: Negotiable
Opened Until: 31.12.2019

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