Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic, invites
excellent scientists to apply for
in Molecular Cancer Biology
We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic postdoc to join Stjepan
Uldrijan Research Group and decipher the molecular mechanisms controlling
the oncogenic RAS/RAF/MEK/ERK signaling in malignant melanoma cells under
metabolic stress , particularly the crosstalk between the AMPK and ERK
signaling pathways. The ambitious project builds partly on our previously
published findings (Verlande et al. EMBO Rep. 2018 Feb;19(2):320-336)
and more recent unpublished discoveries. The successful applicant will use
various molecular and cell biology techniques – e.g., confocal microscopy,
molecular cloning, flow cytometry, site-directed mutagenesis, expression
profiling, proteomics, and immunoprecipitations.
More information about the group is available at:
https: // biology.med.muni.cz/en/research/stjepan-uldrijan-group/about.
Interested candidates must fulfill the following criteria:
Hold a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in Molecular biology, biochemistry,
or a similar field, obtained within the last seven years;
Performed biomedical research or was a Ph.D. student outside the territory
of the Czech Republic for at least two whole years in the last three
years, with a working time of at least 0.5 full-time equivalent;
Have a publication record proving experience in biomedical research – at
least three research articles published in the last three years listed by
the Web of Science, with IF above the field median (at least two of the
articles in Q1).
Additional requirements and selection criteria:
Relevant experience in molecular cell biology, cell energy metabolism, and
cancer cell signaling. (Experience in drug or nanoparticles synthesis and
drug, nanoparticles, or natural products cytotoxicity/activity testing on
cancer cell lines will not be considered relevant for this research
Hands-on experience with various biochemical and molecular biology
techniques relevant to the planned research.
Excellent communication and presentation skills and ability to work in a
Fluency in spoken and written English (at level C1 or higher).
Quality of the published research and applicant's contribution to the
Independence and enthusiasm.
Masaryk University offers:
An exciting job in a dynamically-expanding university area;
A professional but friendly research team;
Full support of the administrative and project offices;
The support of the international office for the successful applicant and
Flexible working hours
Anticipated start date: The position is available from July 2023 or upon
The submission deadline is 28th February 2023.
Please submit e-application below.
The application should include the following:
A CV including a list of published research papers
names and contact details of three senior scientists willing to provide a
A motivation letter;
A Ph.D. diploma (diplomas from foreign institutions outside the EU may
require official recognition);
Documents confirming that the candidate worked or studied for a Ph.D. at
least two whole years in the last three years outside the territory of the
A review of applications will start immediately after the deadline. Short-
listed candidates will be invited for interview within one month of the
Further information about:
The Medical Faculty of Masaryk University is available at
https: // www. med.muni.cz/en
Masaryk University is available at https: // www. muni.cz/en
Brno is available at https: // www. gotobrno.cz/en/