Jobs in Structural Biology and Related Fields

POSTDOC – Cryo-ET of viral transcription-translation coupling

CEITEC - Masaryk University, BRNO, Czech Republic
Application deadline: 30 Apr 2021

Instruct-ERIC Centre the Central Europe Institute of Technology (CEITEC) has a postdoc position is available in the Dr Gabriel Demo lab, Masaryk University, Brno, Chezch Republic.

CEITEC is a scientific centre in the fields of life sciences, advanced materials and technologies whose aim is to establish itself as a recognized centre for basic as well as applied research. CEITEC offers a state-of-the-art infrastructure and great conditions to employ excellent researchers.
Their institute values diversity and promotes an inclusive working environment with the aim to support the best scientists. CEITEC MU is a proud holder of the HR Excellence in Research Award by the European Commission. 

A postdoc position is available in newly established Demo lab (CEITEC, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic) to participate in research focused on structural mechanisms of transcription-translation coupling in bacteria and potentially in virus-infected mammalian cells. We are seeking a person with excellent expertise in cryo-electron tomography, specifically oriented on the imaging of virus-infected mammalian cells. Research will be conducted at CEITEC located in the life science campus of Masaryk University.


  •  PhD in virology/biochemistry or structural biology.
  •  Excellent knowledge of cryo-electron tomography (cryo-ET).
  •  At least 3 years of work experience in preparation of samples for in vivo cryo-ET imaging and analysis of single-particle cryo-EM images and cryo-ET tomograms.
  •  Published in impactful journals in the field, corresponding to given stage of career demonstrating creativity and scientific quality
  •  Good English language – spoken and written

Desirable but not required:

  • Motivated person with collaborative mind set
  • Willingness to engage in the life of academic community
  • [other, e.g. knowledge of particular techniques in given field]

They offer:

  • Interesting position in a dynamically expanding research institute
  • An attractive salary and benefits package
  • Background of a recognized and successful institution with supportive and international working environment
  • Environment promoting interdisciplinarity and intersectorality of research
  • In house core facilities
  • Support of administrative departments (including grant office service)
  • Support with the relocation process (welcome office service)
  • 6 weeks of paid holiday

Anticipated start date: Negotiable

Applications including CV, contacts for referees and a brief motivation letter should be sent by e-mail to

Please quote the “Postdoc – Cryo-ET of viral transcription-translation coupling” in the subject.

Electronic application deadline is: 31st December, 2020


BRNO, Czech Republic

POSTDOC – Cryo-ET of viral transcription-translation coupling