Head of Junior Laboratory

Head of Junior Laboratory

The Institute of Biotechnology of the Czech Academy of Sciences (IBT) announces an open competition in accordance with the Act No. 283/1992 Coll. on the Czech Academy of Sciences, and the Statutes of the Czech Academy of Sciences for the position:

Head of Junior Laboratory

We are seeking a talented early-career scientist who has already produced excellent supervised work, is ready to work independently and to be a research leader. We welcome applications from self-motivated candidates with substantial international research experience and an outstanding scientific track record. Candidates should propose highly innovative research projects and demonstrate that they can work independently and successfully acquire third-party funding.

Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.


  • Early career scientist eligible for the ERC Starting Grant (see the European Research Council web for details)
    • 2-7 years of experience since PhD defense - can be extended for reasons such as maternity leave, paternity leave, illness, etc.
    • Scientific track record showing great promise.
  • At least 2 years research experience outside of the Czech Republic in the past 3 years (up to the date of position opening)
  • Focus on an area of research, which (i) is in accordance with IBT’s mission (to conduct basic research leading to the understanding of biomolecular mechanisms, which can contribute to next generation medicines and innovative biotechnologies), (ii) is feasible using the research infrastructure available at IBT (ibt.cas.cz)and at the BIOCEV center (biocev.org), and (iii) is complementary to the research performed by existing IBT labs.

More info HERE

Ing. Veronika Popová