LABORATORY TECHNICIAN / LAB MANAGER in the Research Group of Gabriel Demo

Technician Position | Published on 26.10.2023 | CEITEC MU


Central European Institute of Technology of Masaryk University (CEITEC MU)


Brno, Czech Republic |

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.

CEITEC MU is a proud holder of the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research Award. We were the first research institution in the Czech Republic that secured one of the top places in the Company of the Year: Equal Opportunities 2020 competition.

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About the position:

We are looking for a highly motivated colleague for the position of laboratory technician in Demo lab Experience in the field of transcription and translation, as well as work with microorganisms and mammalian cell lines is required. An advantage is the ability to maintain good interpersonal relationships, a basic knowledge of English and the ability to communicate in the Czech language. The successful candidate will be involved in the day-to-day run of the laboratory, purchasing instrumentation and chemicals, and performing laboratory activities involving the production and purification of RNA polymerases and ribosomes. Work with certain bacterial strains and viruses in BSL2 mode will also be required.

What will your daily tasks include?

  • work with microorganisms, molecular cloning, transformation of E. coli, production of virus-infected mammalian lines
  • preparation of buffers and media
  • passaging of mammalian cell lines
  • daily operation of the laboratory
  • purchase of equipment and chemicals


  • MSc/PhD education in the field (biochemistry, molecular biology, chemistry and similar)
  • previous experience in a biological and biochemical laboratory (work with mammalian cell lines and biophysical methods is an advantage)
  • good knowledge of the English and Czech languages, spoken and written
  • reliability, diligence, team spirit and willingness to learn new methods and experiments
  • computer literacy, MS-Word, Excel
  • high motivation and flexibility

We offer

  • Medical insurance
  • 6 weeks of paid holiday
  • Contribution to a pension scheme
  • Nursery school / playgroup allowance
  • Flat-rate meal contributions
  • A multisport card and sports lessons directly at the Campus
  • Reduced prices for mobile operator tariffs
  • Psychological counseling

What else you need to know

Application deadline: 15.12.2023
Expected start date: 01.01.2024
Hours: full time
Duration: for a fixed period

Applications including a CV, a brief motivation letter, and contacts for at least two references should be sent via e-application Laboratory technician | Masaryk University (

In the case of any difficulties filling out the e-application, please contact:

Selection procedure committee members are: the head of the research group or a representative of the research group/core facility/HR department.

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

Still hesitating whether to 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 part of the CEITEC scientific community with access to in-house core facilities and professional administrative support. You will become part of an international team of experts in their fields, who together contribute to improving human life and health. 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.

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For more information about onboarding process, refer to a short video.

Start date: 1.1.2023
Opened Until: 15.12.2023

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