Ústav experimentální biologie – Přírodovědecká fakulta, Masarykova univerzita


Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic invites excellent scientists to apply for




We are seeking a talented and motivated candidate to join a research team headed by Assoc. Prof. Vítězslav Bryja at the Faculty of Science, Masaryk University. The selected candidate will have an opportunity to pursue a research on following themes:

1. Molecular and cellular mechanisms controlling mammalian planar cell polarity

2. Wnt/Planar cell polarity pathway as a target in cancer progression

Relevant recent literature:
Bryja V, Červenka I, Čajánek L. The connections of Wnt pathway components with cell cycle and centrosome: side effects or a hidden logic? Crit Rev Biochem Mol Biol. 2017 doi: 10.1080/10409238.2017.1350135.

Cervenka I et al.. Dishevelled is a NEK2 substrate controlling dynamics of centrosomal linker proteins. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2016;113(33):9304-9.

Janovska P, Poppova L, et al. Autocrine signaling by Wnt-5a deregulates chemotaxis of leukemic cells and predicts clinical outcome in chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Clinical Cancer Research 2016 22(2):459-69.

Paclíková P. et al.,N-terminal part of Dishevelled DEP domain is required for Wnt/β-catenin signaling in mammalian cells. Mol Cell Biol. 2017. doi: 10.1128/MCB.00145-17.

Janovska P, et al. Casein Kinase 1 is a Therapeutic Target in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. Blood (in press)


The successful candidate should:

  • be a researcher within 7 years after receiving the Ph.D. degree or its equivalent
  • be a researcher, who worked at least 2 out of last 3 years outside the territory of the Czech Republic in the field of research with working time of at least 0.5, or was a Ph.D. student (or similar form) abroad
  • have a publication activity – at least 2 publication outputs registered in Thomson Reuters Web of Science in the last 3 years,. The applicant must be the first author of at least one publication
  • have experience in cell biology, molecular biology, or related fields
  • be highly motivated, self-driven, and able to work independently
  • have collaborative attitude with good communication skills
  • experience with the advanced imaging techniques is an advantage


The application should include:

  • CV including a summary of work experience, incl. publication activity and research grant experience
  • Motivation Letter
  • contact information of at least three references


MU offers the opportunity to get:

  • interesting job in a dynamically expanding university area
  • diverse and challenging work in excellent research
  • tenure track with an initial appointment for 2 years
  • professional team and pleasant working environment
  • interaction with leading scientists in an inspiring, internationalized environment
  • welcome service for the successful candidate and his/her family


Anticipated start date: The position is available from March 2018.

The submission date is 21st January 2018.

Please submit your application (or informal enquiries can be sent) by e-mail to bryja@sci.muni.cz.

Review of applications will commence immediately after the deadline. Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview within one months of the deadline.

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