Postdoctoral Fellow in the Research Group of Petr Tesina

Research Position | Published on 06.02.2024 | 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.

Our postdoctoral programme will enable you to participate in exciting scientific projects addressing current global issues related to health and the quality of human life. You will have the opportunity to further train your scientific abilities, develop your ideas and perform independent research. You will have access to a professional administration supporting your potential grant preparation and administration, 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 

A post-doctoral position is open in the Research Group of Petr Tesina to study human translation control. The research project will investigate structures of ribosomal complexes involved in human translation control. As an alternative focus, human-host pathogen interaction-focused projects are also pursued in the lab. State-of-the-art instruments for cryo-EM are available at local core facility and are accessible on a regular basis. The lab has recently acquired generous third-party funding including an ERC Starting Grant.

We are seeking a creative, independent and driven individual with documented research experience related to this position. Candidates with strong research experience in structural biology and translation are especially encouraged to apply.


  • A PhD degree or equivalent in structural biology, biochemistry, molecular biology or related field
  • Expertise in cryo-EM or cryo-ET, structural biology, human tissue culture work or translation is strong plus as well as programming skills
  • A publication record in peer-reviewed journals
  • Interpersonal skills required to supervise junior members of the research group
  • Fluency in English (spoken and written)

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 student 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 (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 counselin

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

What else you need to know

Application deadline: 31.07.2024

Interviews: until July 2024

Expected start date: Q3 2024 (July at the earliest)

Hours: full time

Duration: fixed term with possibility of extension

Applications including a CV, list of publications, a scanned copy of the PhD diploma or an official letter certifying submission of a doctoral thesis defense and the planned defense date, brief motivation letter, and at least two references (or contacts for at least two references) should be sent via e-application Postdoctoral fellow in the Research Group of Petr Tesina | 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 HR department.

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. 

Start date: Q3 2024 (July at the earliest)
Opened Until: 31.7.2024

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