Workplace: Institute of Plant Molecular Biology
Department: Plant Epigenetics
Employment relationship: Employment contract
Job type: Researcher
Researcher profile: R2
Duration: Fixed-term
Job status: Full-time
Application deadline: 30. 9. 2022

Job description:

The group of Iva Mozgová, https://mozgovalab.umbr.cas.cz/, was established at Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences in January 2019. We are an international research group with interest in the function and evolution of the Polycomb Repressive Complexes (PRC). Our main focus is understanding PRC2 function in plant growth and vegetative development and its evolution in the green lineage. We combine methods of molecular biology, biochemistry and plant physiology with bioinformatics. We are looking for a bioinformatician to analyse genomic sequencing data (RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, genome resequencing) targeting the evolution of PRC2 in the green lineage.


Min. education level: PhD
Field of education: Biology / Computational biology / Bioinformatics

Competitive candidates:

  • have a MSc or PhD in computational biology or bioinformatics or in biology with bioinformatics training and skills
  • have an excellent knowledge of English – oral and written
  • have an active attitude to problem-solving
  • have good communication skills and are able to work in an international team and collaborate with other researchers and students
  • are open to develop new approaches
  • previous experience in working with plant genomes is an advantage


We offer:

  • full time position for two years, competitive salary
  • start date in January 2023 or based on agreement
  • participation in cutting-edge research projects
  • access to the state-of-the-art research infrastructure & equipment
  • English-speaking, stimulating and friendly environment
  • professional career development & soft skills
  • possibility to develop own research project in line with the group focus and apply for individual fellowships
  • HR Excellence in Research Award, implemented European standards in human resources
  • work-life balance in a historical middle-sized university city offering options for outdoor and cultural activities

Other employment benefits:

  • 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

Additional information:

Ceske Budejovice (2 hours away from Prague) is a city with over 750 years of tradition. It has history wherever you turn, excellent beer, breathtaking countryside around, and a growing international expert community at the Biology Centre CAS (BC CAS) and the University of South Bohemia (USB). Check out our Guide for Expats (https://www.bc.cas.cz/en/employees/) to read about life in the city and the Czech Republic.

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 (https://www.bc.cas.cz/en/employees/candidates/otm-r/).

How to apply:

Please submit your (1) motivation letter, (2) structured CV including list of publications and contacts of two referees and (3) MSc/PhD certificate via this application form by Fri 30 Sep 2022 23:59 CET. Interviews with selected applicants will be held in October 2022.