The Director of Central European Institute of Technology

(CEITEC MU) opens a position




CELLIM – Cellular Imaging Core Facility is a light microscopy facility of CEITEC MU. Main role is to provide access to state-of-the-art light microscopy techniques and instruments, together with user training and support during all steps of imaging experiment. More information about facility can be found at https://www.ceitec.eu/cellular-imaging/cf119. Currently we are looking for an experienced microscopist, who would be responsible for user assistance and training, microscopes maintenance and developing/performing advanced imaging methods using facility instruments.


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.


Our 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. (http://muni.ceitec.cz/en/hr-strategy-hrs4r/)



–          Provide training and assistence to facility users with all steps of imaging experiments –  experimental design, sample preparation, selection of appropriate imaging method/instrument, and image acquisition using all facility instruments

–          help with troubleshooting at all levels – from sample preparation to image acquisition

–          performing cleaning and maintenance of facility instruments

–          teaching microscopy methods on workshops and courses organized by CELLIM

–          participating in CELLIM daily operations

–          keeping up to date with newest microscopy developments



·         Msc or PhD degree in life science, physics or related field

·         good knowledge of different imaging methods and modalities – widefield, confocal microscopy, FRET, FRAP, lightsheet microscopy, SIM, localization microscopy etc…

·         experience with image analysis tools such as Imaris, ImageJ/Fiji, CellProfiler, ZEN is an advantage

·         ability to work in service oriented mode

·         willing of learning new methods of microscopy

·         excellent interpersonal and communication skills

·         good communication in english language



We offer:

·         Work on various projects on the state-of-the-art light microscopes

·         MU employment benefit

·         Starting date, September 2019

·         Length of contract – 1 year, with the possibility of extensions.


Anticipated start date:

September 2019


For further information, please contact Mgr. Milan Ešner, Ph.D., Head of Cellular Imaging Core Facility: milan.esner@ceitec.muni.cz


–          Please send the application (Letter of motivation, CV with description of required skills and

contact details of two references) by e-mail to recruitment@ceitec.muni.cz



Please quote the “Microscopy specialist” position in the subject.



Information about Brno, Czech Republic

·         The capital of South Moravian Region and the second largest city in the Czech Republic with a population of almost 400,000 people

·         Modern, dynamic and fast growing centre of industry, trade, science, research and innovation with business incubators and centres of excellence in science

·         A city of universities with more than 86,000 students

·         More than 10,000 researchers; 2,200 IF publications/year; 600+ PhD graduates/year,

·         500 mil. EUR of R&D investment per year, more than 350 companies with in-house R&D,

·         City of Gregor Mendel, the founder of genetics; the prestigious Mendel Lectures series takes place in Brno since 2003 (lectures of the world´s top scientists, including Nobel Prize winners),

·         Quality of life index in 2016


For further information about:

CEITEC, please visit www.ceitec.eu

·         CEITEC Welcome Office, please visit http://www.ceitec.eu/ceitec-welcome-office/t1137

Masaryk University, please visit www.muni.cz

Brno, please visit http://www2.brno.cz/index.php?lan=en&nav01=20608&nav02=20617

Start date: 1.9.2019
Opened Until: 15.7.2019



Source: https://www.ceitec.eu/microscopy-specialist/j164