Postdoc in Fish Parasitology/Immunology

Workplace: Institute of Parasitology
Department: Fish Parasitology
Laboratory: Laboratory of Fish Protistology
Employment relationship: Employment contract
Job type: Researcher
Researcher profile: R2, R3
Duration: Fixed-term
Hours per week: 40
Job status: Full-time
Job starting date: 1. 7. 2022
Application deadline: 15. 6. 2022

Job description:
The Laboratory of Fish Protistology at the Institute of Parasitology, Biology Centre of Czech Academy of Sciences is looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher! The fellow will join an international research team elucidating host-pathogen interactions resulting from the 350 million-year arms race between the cnidarian parasite Sphaerospora molnari and the immune system of fish. The principal aim of the project is the understanding of mechanisms underlying the development of specific immunity and the analysis of parasite's evasion strategies.

Min. education level: PhD
Field of education: Biology, Biochemistry, Immunology, Molecular biology
Previous experience with animal experimentation, flow cytometry, immunological and proteomic assays or cell biology techniques is advantageous.

• 1 extra week of holiday, i.e. 5 weeks of paid holiday per year in total
• Subsidized lunches in our own canteen
• Benefits from Social fund
• Working in a stable, prestigious research institution of international importance
• Friendly international working environment
• Support of leisure time activities
• Free language classes – Czech for foreigners, English for Czechs (the capacity is limited)
• Opportunity to take part in mentoring programmes as a mentor or a mentee
• Concessionary mobile tariff at the contractual operator
• Concessionary banking services at the contractual bank

About the position:
Duration of the job contract is fixed (July 2022 – Dec 2022), with possible prolongation based on successful grant proposals. Applicants from all countries are eligible but preference is given to Ukrainian citizens.

Place and background:
The Institute of Parasitology is one of the largest European centers of parasitological research and provides all state-of-the-art facilities required to undertake a multi-disciplinary repertoire of methods, enabling studies on host-parasite interactions at the organismal, cellular and molecular level. The institute is located in České Budějovice, the capital city of South Bohemia known for its original Budweiser Budvar beer. The city is surrounded by the UNESCO heritage sites of Hluboká nad Vltavou and Český Krumlov, and the pristine nature of the Bohemian Forest National Park. Check out our Guide for Expats to read about life in the city and the Czech Republic.

Selection procedure:
The Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences holds the HR Excellence in Research Award. Our selection process is transparent, open, non-discriminating, and fair. For more information about the researchers' recruitment policy at our institution, see OTM-R.

How to apply:
To apply, please send us the following documents via the "REPLY" button at the bottom of this site: by June 15th 2022:
• your CV including your publication record
• contact details for three references
• copy of your Ph. D. diploma
• cover letter stating qualifications, previous work and motivation

Is there anything missing that you'd like to know? Please contact Dr. Pavla Sojková (Tato e-mailová adresa je chráněna před spamboty. Pro její zobrazení musíte mít povolen Javascript.).