POSTDOC POSITION in Stem Cell Biology

Department of Histology and EmbryologyFaculty 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 Stem Cell Biology




We are seeking a talented and motivated candidate to join a research team headed by Dr. Tomas Barta at Masaryk University, Faculty of Medicine (

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to perform research in the area of modelling early human eye development using retinal organoids derived from human pluripotent stem cells. The major research focus is on the role of non-coding RNAs in development and function of human retina. However, contribution to other projects that are run in the laboratory and use human retinal organoids to address other aspects of human retinal physiology is also anticipated. The selected candidate will have access to state-of-the-art methodology and instrumentation (live imaging, lentiviral gene delivery, gene editing, high-resolution confocal microscopy, NGS).


The successful candidate should:

  • be a researcher who has received a PhD or its equivalent within the last 7 years
  • be a researcher who 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”.


Specific criteria can be filled, i.e.:

  • have experience in stem cell and organoid field (an advantage)
  • have experience with research projects (an advantage)
  • have excellent communication skills and the ability to collaborate in teams


The application should include:

  • a CV including a summary of education and research experience, publication activity, involvement in research grants, etc.
  • a scanned copy of the PhD diploma or an official letter certifying submission of a doctoral thesis for thesis defence and the planned defence date
  • a motivation letter
  • at least two reference letters


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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