Jobs in Structural Biology and Related Fields

Post-doctoral position - structural biology of coupled transcription and translation

CEITEC - Masaryk University, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Application deadline: 29 Feb 2020

CEITEC is a scientific centre in the fields of life sciences, advanced materials and technologies whose aim is to establish itself as a recognized centre for basic as well as applied research. CEITEC offers a state-of-the-art infrastructure and great conditions to employ excellent researchers.

A postdoc position is available in newly established Demo lab (CEITEC, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic) to participate in research focused on structural mechanisms of transcription-translation coupling in bacteria and potentially in virus-infected mammalian cells. We are seeking a person with expertise in structural biology and biochemistry, specifically in single-particle cryo-electron microscopy and cryo-electron tomography of RNA polymerase and ribosomes in bacteria and virus-infected mammalian cells. Research will be conducted at CEITEC located in the life science campus of Masaryk University.


  • PhD in structural biology/biochemistry received within the last 5 years.
  • High knowledge of single-particle cryo-EM and cryo-electron tomography (cryo-ET).
  • Some years of work experience in preparation of samples for in vivo cryo-ET imaging (focused ion beam milling) and analysis of cryo-ET tomograms.
  • Publishing record – in the last four years at least two publication outputs registered in the Thomson Reuters Web of Science, Scopus or ERIH PLUS databases and at the same time publications such as “articles”, “books”, “book chapters”, “letters” and “reviews”. The applicant must be the principal author of at least two publications demonstrating creativity and scientific quality.
  • Good English language – spoken and written
  • Motivated person with collaborative mind set
  • Willingness to engage in the life of academic community 

CEITEC offer:

  • Interesting position in a dynamically expanding research institute
  • An attractive salary and benefits package
  • Background of a recognized and successful institution with supportive and international working environment
  • Environment promoting interdisciplinarity and intersect orality of research
  • In house core facilities
  • Support of administrative departments (including grant office service)
  • Support with the relocation process (welcome office service)
  • 6 weeks of paid holiday


The deadline for applications is 29 February 2020.

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Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

Post-doctoral position - structural biology of coupled transcription and translation