Research Specialist WP4

Research Position | Published on 10.07.2024 | CEITEC MU




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Research Specialist WP4


Research Position



About this position: 

Applications are invited for a 3–4-year research position in the research group of Prof. RNDr. Jiří Fajkus, CSc. to join the TowArds Next GENeration Crops (TANGENC) project, reg. number CZ.02.01.01/00/22_008/0004581, in Programme Johannes Amos Comenius (Czech Republic - The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, co-funded by the European Union) and will be held under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Petra Prochazkova Schrumpfova.

Prof. Jiri Fajkus is a leading authority on plant telomere biology (characterizing telomere chromatin structure and epigenetic control, telomere/telomerase components), DNA damage response in rDNA, and telomere stability. Assoc. Prof. Petra Prochazkova Schrumpfova is an expert on telomeric-sequence and telomerase associated proteins, which may serve as the epigenetic regulators facilitating metastable changes in gene activities.

The researcher will be mainly involved in research activities within work package No. 4 Hybridization (Genomic conflicts accompanying polyploidization and interspecific hybridization).

The research will be focused on  on telomeric repeats, their epigenomic control, and reprograming of biogenesis pathways related to these sequences and telomerase regulation.


The ideal candidate profile: 

Must have: 

  • Must be in active PhD studies no later than the date of starting the position
  • Strong expertise in at least one of the following specializations: A scientific background with an emphasis on molecular biology, genomics or proteomics is required. Additionally, a basic understanding of bioinformatics and advanced expertise in this field is advantageous, although not a mandatory requirement.
  • Good oral and written communication skills in English
  • Practical lab experience
  • Independence, accountability, and reliability


Nice to have: 

  • Good communication and organizational skills


We provide: 

  • Open access to CEITEC MU core facilities with state-of-the-art equipment and experienced staff
  • Part-time (0,5 FTE) fixed-term contract for one year, with the possibility of extension
  • An attractive salary condition
  • Flexible working hours and remote work 
  • Support for further education and professional development 
  • Benefits package: 6 weeks of paid holiday, medical insurance, financial contribution to meal and kindergarten/pension scheme, Multisport card, mental health care, sports lessons directly at the campus 
  • Kindergarten Elánek in Campus
  • Support in these areas:


How to apply? 

Application deadline: 31.07.2024 or until the position is filled

Start date: September 1st, 2024, or upon agreement

Applications, including a CV, motivation letter, list of publications, and contacts for at least two references should be sent directly via e-application HERE. 

Any troubles with the e-application, please contact Lenka Divinová ( 

Start date: 1st Septemeber 2024
Opened Until: 31.7.2024

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