PhD Candidate/Student of ribosomal complexes involved in human translation control

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PhD Candidate/Student of ribosomal complexes involved in human translation control

About this position:

We're excited to announce an open PhD student position in Petr Tesina's Research Group! If you're passionate about studying human translation control, this is the perfect opportunity for you. Our research project focuses on investigating the structures of ribosomal complexes involved in this fascinating process. Additionally, our lab also explores projects related to human-host pathogen interactions.

You'll have access to state-of-the-art cryo-EM instruments at our local core facility, available for regular use. Plus, comprehensive training in cryo-EM techniques will be provided to the successful candidate. Our lab has recently secured substantial third-party funding, including an ERC Starting Grant, so we're well-equipped to support your research.

We're seeking a creative, independent, and motivated individual with relevant experience in fields like structural biology, biochemistry, biophysics, or molecular biology. If you have a background in structural biology and translation, we especially encourage you to apply.

The ideal candidate profile:


  • MSc or equivalent degree (preferably in Life Sciences)
  • Strong interest in structural biology
  • Experience with structural biology, biochemistry and molecular biology methods is a strong plus as well as programming skills
  • Strong English language skills – both spoken and written


  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Motivation and a collaborative mindset

What we provide to you:

  • Open access to CEITEC MU core facilities with state-of-the-art equipment and experienced staff
  • Full-time contract
  • An attractive salary
  • Flexible working hours
  • Support for further education and professional development
  • Benefits package: 6 weeks of paid holiday, medical insurance, financial contribution to meal and kindergarten/pension scheme, Multisport card, mental health care, sports lessons directly at the campus
  • Kindergarten Elánek in Campus
  • Support in these areas:
  • Welcome Office service before and after arrival
  • Grant Office support
  • Postdoc Peer Committee
  • CEITEC events – workshops, conferences, lectures, training, family gathering etc.

How to apply?

Application deadline: 31.08.2024

Start date: October - December 2024 (to be negotiated)

Applications, including a CV, motivation letter, list of publications, and contacts for at least two references should be sent a e-application HERE.

Any troubles with the e-application, please contact Lenka Divinová (Tato e-mailová adresa je chráněna před spamboty. Pro její zobrazení musíte mít povolen Javascript.)