Postdoctoral fellow

A postdoctoral opportunity is available within the Gabriel Demo Research Group, specializing in the exploration of translation regulation mechanisms. The group's research is centred on diverse translation regulation pathways in both bacterial and mammalian cells. This project will focus on the structural intricacies of frameshifting and translocation events in bacterial ribosomes, particularly focusing on tRNAs with additional stem-loops. The laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art instruments such as Titan Krios and Talos Arctica for cryo-electron microscopy data collection, available either in-house or through local core facilities, with regular accessibility.

We are seeking a creative, independent and driven individual with documented research experience related to this position. Candidates with solid research experience in structural biology and translation are encouraged to apply.


  • A PhD degree or equivalent in biochemistry or structural biology received within the last 5 years (maternity/parental leave is excluded from this period)
  • Expertise in cryo-electron microscopy data collection and structure determination
  • Expertise in bacterial or eukaryotic translation 
  • A publication record in peer-reviewed journals
  • Interpersonal skills required to supervise junior members of the research group
  • Fluency in English (spoken and written)

We are offering:

  • An attractive salary condition
  • Medical insurance
  • six weeks of paid holiday
  • Contribution to a pension scheme
  • Nursery school/playgroup allowance
  • Flat-rate meal contributions
  • A multisport card and sports lessons directly at the campus
  • Reduced prices for mobile operator tariffs
  • Psychological counselling

Application deadline: 30th September 2024

Interviews: will be held online with the applicants

Expected start date: January 2025

Hours: full-time

Duration: initial contract for one year with possible extension

Eligibility criteria: only external candidates will be considered

Applications including a CV, list of publications, a scanned copy of the Ph.D. diploma or an official letter certifying submission of a doctoral thesis defence and the planned defence date, a brief motivation letter, and contacts for at least two references should be sent via e-application Postdoctoral fellow in the Research Group of Gabriel Demo | Masarykova univerzita ( 

In the case of any difficulties filling out the e-application, please contact Petra Obšelová ( 

Selection procedure committee members are the head of the research group or a representative of the research group/HR department.