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Posted: 9. 4. 2022

Technician (#ScienceForUkraine)

Institute of Parasitology

Fish Parasitology

Laboratory of Functional Helminthology

Employment contract

Technician

Fixed-term

20

Part-time

1. 7. 2022

31. 5. 2022

Job description:

The Laboratory of Functional Helminthology, Institute of Parasitology BC CAS, is offering a half-time technician position for a Ukrainian citizen, starting from 01 July 2022 till the end of the year, with the possibility to extend the contract.

The work will include preparation of buffers and cell culture media, handling and maintenance of nematode cultures, nucleic acids isolation, PCR and qPCR, maintenance of standard laboratory equipment and laboratory administrative work (orders, quotations, filing).

Requirements:

Master's degree

biology, medicine, veterinary medicine or similar

  • Master or PhD in biology, medicine, veterinary medicine or similar, with experience in cell culture and/or standard molecular techniques
  • Ability to work in a team and pursue common goals in a focused way
  • Appropriate written/oral communication skills in English language

Benefits:

• 1 extra week of holiday, i.e. 5 weeks of paid holiday per year in total
• Subsidized lunches in our own canteen
• Benefits from Social fund
• Working in a stable, prestigious research institution of international importance
• Friendly international working environment
• Support of leisure time activities
• 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

Additional information:

The laboratory of Functional Helminthology is recently established laboratory within the Institute of Parasitology that seeks highly motivated, creative and out-of-box-thinking individuals. The primary research focus is the interaction between nematodes and their different hosts types (paratenic, accidental, final hosts) guided by nematode's excretory and secretory products, as well as development of nematode primary cell cultures for modelling of these interactions. The model parasite is the zoonotic nematode Anisakis pegreffii. The laboratory operates on a truly multidisciplinary basis and involves cell culture, functional genomics and proteomics, structural analysis, bioinformatics and physiology. It has the access to cutting edge electron microscopy and proteomic facility.

The Institute of Parasitology of the Czech Academy of Sciences is one of the largest European centres of parasitological research and provides all state-of-the-art facilities required to undertake a multi-disciplinary repertoire of methods, enabling studies on host-parasite interactions at the organismal, cellular and molecular level. The institute is located in České Budějovice, the capital city of South Bohemia known for its original Budweiser (Budvar) beer. The historical city is surrounded by other beautiful towns including the UNESCO heritage site Český Krumlov and Holašovice, and the pristine nature of the Bohemian Forest National Park. Visit our online Guide for Expats, prepared for our foreign colleagues, to read about life in the city of České Budějovice and the Czech Republic.

How to apply:

The Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences is a holder of the HR Excellence in Research Award and aims to promote equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of talent, competences and potential.

We welcome applications from Ukrainian candidates with diverse backgrounds. Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter stating their willingness to join the lab and a curriculum vitae via the REPLY button below, by 31st May 2022. For more details contact Ivona Mladineo (ivona.mladineo@paru.cas.cz).