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Posted: 24. 2. 2022

Principal Investigator In Parasitic Fish Diseases

Institute of Parasitology

Fish Parasitology

Laboratory of Fish Protistology

Employment contract





30. 4. 2022

Job description:

Biology Centre of Czech Academy of Sciences is a research centre with a strong tradition in biosciences, focused on complex ecological, evolutionary & developmental aspects of life. We are looking for a senior researcher to join the Institute of Parasitology, the largest institute of BC, as a group leader. The Institute of Parasitology is one of the largest European centers of parasitological research and provides all state-of-the-art facilities required to undertake a multi-disciplinary repertoire of methods for studies on host-parasite interactions at the organismal, cellular and molecular level. The key duties are to develop a research and outreach program consistent with the needs of the aquaculture industry in the areas of disease prevention, physiology, microbiology, parasitology and/or immunology, consistent with the individual’s area of expertise. Candidates should have a solid record of research accomplishment, have led nationally or internationally funded projects, and have a commitment to developing collaborative translational research programs. Anticipated duties and responsibilities include further developing excellence in science in the relevant field, involving and attracting graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Relevant collaboration with the aquaculture industry is highly desirable.



  • Three-year position with extension of employment based on evaluation
  • Comprehensive 3-year startup funding
  • Competitive salary, negotiable upon selection
  • Office and large, fully equipped laboratory space (DNA lab, RNA lab, protein lab, fish dissection)
  • Full access to central research infrastructure and equipment
  • Fish facility with 2 independent RAS systems holding 38 aquaria of 40 to 80 liter capacity, for experimentation, as well as quarantine tanks
  • Existing team members with expertise in parasite taxonomy, molecular biology, immunology and host-parasite interaction, including running projects
  • Opportunity to tutor and supervise PhD, MSc & BSc students of the Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia (same campus)
  • Professional career development opportunities
  • Stimulating and friendly international environment with strong HR support (HR Award holder)



  • PhD certificate and relevant international postdoctoral experience
  • Demonstrate a promising track record based on publications and acquisition of research funds from governmental and/or commercial funding sources


  • Working in a stable, prestigious research institution of international importance
  • Friendly international working environment
  • Support of leisure time activities
  • 1 extra week of holiday, i.e. 5 weeks of paid holiday per year in total
  • Subsidized lunches in our canteen
  • Benefits from Social fund
  • Full health insurance
  • Free language classes – Czech for foreigners, English for Czechs (the capacity is limited)
  • Opportunity to take part in mentoring programmes as a mentor or a mentee
  • Concessionary mobile tariff at the contractual operator
  • Concessionary banking services at the contractual bank

How to apply:

Please submit your CV (max 4 pages) and a motivation letter with detailed description of planned research for the next 5 years, in a single .pdf file via the "REPLY" button below. Interviews with selected applicants will be held in June 2022.

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