JUNIOR RESEARCH GROUP LEADER in Cell- and gene-therapy ATMP development

Department of Pharmacology Faculty of Medicine
31 Mar 2023
Start date
1st July 2023 or by agreement
Job type
Job field
Science and research

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

in Cell- and gene-therapy ATMP development


The Faculty of Medicine of Masaryk University in Brno is hosting The Central European Advanced Therapy and Immunotherapy Centre (CREATIC), a Horizon Europe Teaming for Excellence centre set up in collaboration with Fraunhofer IZI, University of Leipzig and University of Copenhagen (www.creatic.muni.cz). The CREATIC centre will start in 2023 and will enable a scientific career development of high potential early-career researchers with significant international experience. We are looking for a junior group leader with the expertise in the area of Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMPs) who develop his/her research in ATMP development and/or GMP manufacturing.


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 2 whole years in the last 3 years 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 3 years at least 2 publication outputs (“articles”) above the field median listed by the Web of Science with 1 article as first or corresponding author.

Specific criteria:

  • have experience in field of ATMP development or ATMP manufacturing under GMP conditions,
  • have experience with CAR cell development and/or manufacturing or gene therapy development and/or manufacturing (an advantage),
  • is familiar with ATMP regulatory issues (an advantage),
  • have excellent communication skills and teamwork.

MU offers the opportunity to get:

  • establishment and funding of your own research group for 3 years,
  • diverse and challenging work in an excellent research environment,
  • a professional team and pleasant working conditions,
  • interaction with leading scientists in an inspiring, internationalised environment,
  • a welcome service for you and your family members.

Anticipated start date: The position is available from July 2023 or upon agreement.

The submission deadline is 31st March 2023.

Please submit e-application.

The application should include:

  • motivation Letter (max. 1 page),
  • research Proposal (max. 4 pages),
  • scientific CV of the applicant (max. 1 page), incl. impact factors for papers in the last 5 years as first or corresponding author,
  • applicant’s key requirements (tools and equipment, research team, …),
  • 3 letters of recommendation and references,
  • Ph.D. diploma,
  • Documents proving the candidate has worked at least 2 whole years in the last 3 years outside the territory of the Czech Republic and/or Phd diploma from a foreign institution.

Please, download the application form here: https://is.muni.cz/go/s52hij and include all the information above in this form (the structure is already set there).

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

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