Postdoc positions in algal molecular biology at the Institute of Plant Molecular Biology, Biology Centre CAS, Czech Republic

Iva Mozgová established independent research group in January 2019. Currently, 14 people of 7 nationalities are working on 3 research grants. We are interested in the function and evolution of the Polycomb Repressive Complexes (PRC) in plants. We focus on PRC2 function during plant growth and vegetative development. We combine methods of molecular biology and plant physiology with bioinformatics tools. We are looking for postdocs to join a project targeting the evolution of PRC2 in the green lineage.

We offer:

  •   full time position for two years with possibility of extension, competitive salary
  •   start date in Spring 2021 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
  •   international collaboration & visibility
  •   professional career development & soft skills
  •   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

Competitive candidates:

  •   have a PhD in molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, or botany (experience with molecular techniques is required)
  •   previous experience with algal species is an advantage
  •   have an excellent knowledge of English – oral and written
  •   have independent thinking & passion for science
  •   are open to learn new techniques and develop new approaches
  •   are able to work in an international team and collaborate with other researchers and students
  •   have an active attitude to problem-solving

Please submit your structured CV including list of publications, motivation letter and contacts of two referees via e-mail to by Thu 31 Dec 2020 23:59 CET. Interviews with selected applicants will be held in January 2021.