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Posted: 17. 3. 2023

Laboratory Assistant in Aquatic Microbial Ecology

Institute of Hydrobiology

Department of Aquatic Microbial Ecology (AME)

Employment contract





1. 5. 2023

Job description:

The Department of Aquatic Microbial Ecology (https://www.hbu.cas.cz/en/structure/ame/), Institute of Hydrobiology, Biology Centre CAS (https://www.bc.cas.cz/en/homepage/), invites applications for laboratory assistant position. The new assistant will work in the molecular laboratory, in the microbial laboratory, maintain the lab, order supplies and occasionally work in field.


Bachelor degree


• Good knowledge of molecular techniques (DNA/RNA isolation, PCR).
• Experience in work with bacterial and eukaryotic cultures and flow cytometry would be appreciated.
• Experience with MS Excel, Word.
• Candidates must be proficient in English.
• Driving licence and knowledge of Czech language would be considered favourably but is not a prerequisite for selection.


• 5 weeks of paid holiday per year in total for 1 FTE
• Subsidized lunches in our own canteen and other benefits from Social fund
• Standard health insurance and social security
• Working in a stable, prestigious research institution of international importance
• Welcome service and further support for foreigners (HR Award)
• Friendly & stimulating international working environment
• Work-life balance in a middle-sized university city offering options for outdoor, sport & cultural activities
• Free language classes (Czech for foreigners, English for Czechs)
• Opportunity to take part in mentoring programmes as a mentor or a mentee
• Concessionary mobile tariff and banking services at the contractual operator and bank

Additional information:

The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

Target starting date is 1 May 2023, the position is available for 1 year with possible extension.

How to apply:

Please submit your application via REPLY button below. Application should contain CV and the name and contact information of at least one referee, preferable as a single PDF file.

Don’t hesitate to ask for further information about the position. Contact: Dr. Tanja Shabarova, shabrik@gmail.com.