Research Position | Published on 11.06.2019 | CEITEC BUT

The director of CEITEC, Brno University of Technology is opening the position of

Scientific Entrepreneur – JUNIOR Research Group Leader



Are you interested in bringing your hi-tech idea closer to commercialization? The Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC), located in Brno, the Czech Republic, alongside Brno City Council and South Moravian Innovation Centre (JIC) are looking for candidates for a pilot programme bridging the gap between an innovation idea and the founding of a hi-tech start-up company. As a result of recent massive investment, CEITEC now provides state-of-the-art research infrastructure for micro and nanofabrication, biological and biomedical research and advanced materials. You will join a team that has the ability to enable your idea to materialize into commercialization, having full access to our research facilities and business support of JIC’s entrepreneurial programmes and network of business executives and advisors.

We are seeking dedicated individuals with a clear vision of bringing their research idea into a hi-tech commercialization project in areas of materials science, nano and micro technologies, or biotechnology and general biology.

You will have:

  • a research plan which utilizes CEITEC core facilities and laboratories
  • at least 3 years of research or work experience after completing your doctorate degree
  • resided or carried out your main activity in the Czech Republic for less than 12 months in the last 3 years prior to the deadline for application submission
  • proven track record of high-quality scientific productivity as judged by applied results and publications in high-impact peer-reviewed journals
  • ability to lead a team and attract public and private funding


We offer:

  • up to €250k start-up grant for a period of 2 to 3 years
  • access to the state-of-the-art lab infrastructure ( or check for other areas then nanofab at CEITEC Nano)
  • regular business consultations with a professional business development agency and access to the relevant network of experienced business executives (


Your application should include:

  • CV (max. 3 pages) with detailed description of your academic and professional merits, listing your applied results, solved research grants, impacted publications, number of citations, h-index and contact for two potential referees,


  • research plan and visions (max. 10 pages) for the next 2-3 years with a detailed description of the research area (must be within the scope of nano and micro technologies, biotechnologies or advanced materials and exploit CEITEC shared facilities). Applicants are strongly recommended to adhere to the ERC Proof of Concept Grant 2018 Part B form with a focus on the area of excellence in innovation, expected impact, implementation plan (with specific focus on the area of future business implementation) and the budget allocation.


For informal questions you might contact Pavel Krecmer at tel.+420 730 161 232 or at pavel.krecmer(at)

The position is available from 1 October, 2019.

Applications must be received by 15 July, 2019, to ensure consideration. Please submit your application by e-mail to and quote the “JRGL Scientific Entrepreneur” in the subject.

Evaluation period: 16 July - 16 September 2019


The “JRGL grant” is funded by the Statutory City of Brno.



CEITEC – Central European Institute of Technology

Brno University of Technology

Purkyňova 123, 612 00 Brno, Czech Republic         


Start date: 11.6.2019
Opened Until: 15.7.2019

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