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Posted: 4. 11. 2022

Plant Growth Specialist

Institute of Plant Molecular Biology

Employment contract





1. 1. 2023

28. 11. 2022

Job description:

Plant growth specialist is wanted for a newly established ERA Chair support team at the Institute of Plant Molecular Biology (IPMB, www.umbr.cas.cz/en/), Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences (BC, www.bc.cas.cz) in České Budějovice.


Secondary education

Competitive candidates

• are highly motivated individuals with experience in research infrastructure for plant cultivation (growth chambers, growth banks, etc.)
• are familiar with daily operation of research infrastructure
• have experience in setting of conditions for cultivation, pest control, etc.
• are dedicated to providing excellent service for researchers
• speak Czech and English


We offer

• full time position for five years (2023-2027) with possibility of extension
• tentative starting date (negotiable) on 01 Jan 2023 
• opportunity for lifelong education and professional growth
• opportunity to take part in mentoring programmes
• opportunity to network with specialists from other research institutions
• English speaking, stimulating and friendly environment
• HR Excellence in Research Award, implemented European standards in human resources


Other employment 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, support of leisure time activities
• working in a stable, prestigious research institution of international importance
• free language classes – Czech for foreigners, English for Czechs
• concessionary mobile tariff at the contractual operator
• concessionary banking services at the contractual bank

Additional information:

How to apply:

Please submit your (1) motivation letter and (2) structured CV including previous activities and other relevant output as well as contacts for two references (max 4 pages) via the REPLY button below by 28 November 2022 23:59 CET. All documents in the application should be in English.

Interviews with selected applicants will be held after the application deadline.

Informal inquiries can be directed via email to michael.wrzaczek@umbr.cas.cz.