Laboratory Technician for the Research Group “RNA-based Regulation of Gene Expression”


Peter Lukavsky Research Group – Central European Institute of Technology


Research Group Leader: Peter Josef Lukavsky, Ph.D.


A position for a laboratory technician is available in the research group “RNA-based regulation of Gene Expression” which is part of Structural Biology program at CEITEC, Masaryk University (MU). We study disease-related biological processes by investigating

protein structures and their interactions with other proteins, RNA or small molecule inhibitors using biomolecular NMR and related biophysical methods.


Job Description:

– Expression and purification of proteins

– Transcription and purification of RNAs

– Preparation of various media and buffers

– PCR and cloning of RNA and protein constructs

– Preparation of isotope-labelled nucleotides

– Binding studies using ITC, fluorescence anisotropy, EMSA,

and other biophysical techniques including data analysis

– Performance of NMR experiments to study small molecule interactions with proteins and RNA

– Implementing new techniques and projects

– Help incoming co-workers into a smooth start in the lab



– At least Master degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry or other related fields of life-sciences

– Good knowledge of English (oral and written)

– Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

– High motivation, flexibility and self-driven interest to learn new things

– Reliability, team player, meticulousness

– Knowledge of “laboratory chemistry” – preparation of solutions with defined concentrations, adjusting pH, preparation of media for bacterial cultures etc.

– Computer literacy, MS word, Excel.

– Excellent experience with molecular biology, protein and RNA purifcation, biochemistry and NMR spectroscopy is a big plus


We offer:

– Interesting work in a top scientific team

– Stable base and excellent instrumental equipment of CEITEC MU

– employment benefits

– Salary based on qualification and experience; part time appointment possible


Brno is an attractive, lively place to live and work with many cultural and recreational amenities.

Start date: Negotiable

Please send CV and a short motivational letter including: a) description of previous experiences b) technical skills and c) at least two contact references to Peter Lukavsky (peter.lukavsky@ceitec.muni.cz). Candidates considered for the second round of interview will be informed via email.


Start date: Negotiable
Opened Until: 31.8.2019



Source: https://www.ceitec.eu/laboratory-technician-for-the-research-group-rna-based-regulation-of-gene-expression/j156