[3dem] Group leader position CEITEC

vladimír sklenář sb.cryoem at ceitec.muni.cz
Thu Mar 3 01:48:46 PST 2011

Rector of Masaryk University opens position

Group Leader Position - Cryo-electron microscopy and tomography, CEITEC -
Central European Institute of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic

We are seeking an outstanding applicant for a position of a group leader who
is willing to accept the challenge of starting independent world-class
research group in the field of cry-electron microscopy and tomography for
Structural Biology Research Program. Structural Biology Research Program
will run core facilities for X-ray crystallography, high-end cryo electron
microscopy and tomography, studies of biomolecular interactions, and
high-field NMR spectroscopy.

You will be part of CEITEC - Central European Institute of Technology in
Brno, Czech Republic (www.ceitec.eu), an academic research institution
established jointly by Masaryk University, Brno University of Technology,
Mendel University in Brno, University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical
Sciences Brno, Institute of Physics of Materials, Veterinary Research
Institute. The institute will host 600 scientists in state-of-the-art
equipped laboratories. Genomics and Proteomics of Plant Systems, Molecular
Medicine, Molecular Veterinary Medicine, and Brain and Mind Research
represent other Life Science Research Programs of CEITEC. CEITEC will also
host high throughput -omics core facilities. The material sciences
programmes are part of CEITEC as well. 

The Cryo-electron Microscopy and Tomography Core Facility will be equipped
with two high-end cryo-electron microscopes, vitrification robot, and
supporting accessory. Central Supporting Laboratory for preparation of
biomacromolecules for NMR, X-ray, and CRYO-EM and Laboratory of Protein
Expression in Eukaryotic Cells will be available on site. Group resources
include funds for post-doc positions, personnel and running costs.

The successful candidate must hold a PhD degree in a relevant field and
should show:

-              proven track record of high quality scientific productivity
as judged by publications in high-impact peer-reviewed journals, providing
evidence of excellence in biomacromolecular electron microscopy research and
its applications

-              success in obtaining  extramural research funding

-              experience in supervising other scientists

An interest in close collaboration with local experimental groups is
essential. We will offer internationally competitive conditions and benefits
in line with your experience. The positions are available from 2011 on for
an initial period of five years. The beginning of the employment
relationship and the onset of group operations is negotiable.

Your application should include:

-              CV

-              detailed description of your training and research career

-              list of publications (separate listings of original research
papers, reviews, book chapters)

-              list of obtained research grants (name, topic, funding
source, amount)

-              summary of your teaching experience

-              reprints of selected publications (10 at maximum)

-              outline of your research plan in a form of a brief and
concise executive summary (1-2 pages, A4 or Letter format)

Electronic applications must be received by 15 April, 2011, to ensure
consideration. Please submit your application to the coordinator of the
Structural Biology Research Program  Prof. Vladimír Sklenář at:


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