POSTDOC POSITION in Cell Signalling

Department of BiologyFaculty of Medicine
29 Feb 2020
Start date
March/April 2020 or upon agreement but no later than by 30th November 2020

Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic invites excellent scientists to apply for

POSTDOC POSITION in Cell Signalling



Our research focuses on the signalling hub of a cell, the primary cilium. We are interested in the role of cilia in human embryonic development, specifically in molecular mechanisms used by kinases to govern cilia functions, and how deregulation of these processes leads to pathology.

The postdoctoral project will study ciliary malfunction as a result of cellular stress due to overwhelmed endomembrane signalling. The postdoc will utilize up-to-date approaches of cell biology and in vivo mouse models to address the burning questions of current human medicine.

The laboratory is based at the Department of Biology, Faculty of Medicine, located in the University Campus Brno-Bohunice ( We have several regional and international collaborations, allowing for specialized expertise in structural modelling, mass spectrometry, animal modelling, intraflagellar transport biochemistry and human genetics. Our recently published work includes PNAS U S A. 2019 116(10):4316-4325; Hum Mol Genet. 2018 27(6):1093-1105; Hum Mol Genet. 2016 25(18):3998-4011 (


The successful candidate should:

  • have experience in the fields of cilia biology and/or cell signalling
  • be passionate about research and determined to build a stellar career in science
  • be a team player that is open for scientific collaboration
  • have received a PhD or its equivalent within the last 7 years
  • has worked at least two whole years in the last three outside the territory of the Czech Republic in the field of research with a working time of at least 0.5 full-time equivalent, or who has been PhD student (or equivalent) abroad
  • have a publishing record – in the last three 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 application should include:

  • academic CV
  • cover letter
  • at least two reference contacts
  • scanned copy of the PhD diploma or an official letter certifying submission of a doctoral thesis for thesis defence and the planned defence date


MU offers the opportunity to get:

  • an interesting job in a dynamically-expanding university area
  • diverse and challenging work in an excellent research environment
  • tenure track with an initial appointment for 2 years
  • a professional team and pleasant working conditions
  • interaction with leading scientists in an inspiring, internationalised environment
  • a welcoming service for the successful candidate and his/her family


Anticipated start date: The position is available from March/April 2020 or upon agreement but no later than by 30th November 2020.


The submission deadline is 29th February 2020.


Please submit your application by e-mail to


A review of applications will commence immediately after the deadline. Short-listed candidates will be invited for interview within one month of the deadline.


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