HR Excellence in Science
Date: 15.01.2020

Principal investigator at the Institute of Parasitology

We are a research centre with a strong tradition in biosciences focused on complex ecological, evolutionary & developmental aspects of LIFE and we open position for a Principal investigator at the Institute of Parasitology investigating single- or multicellular parasites and/or related organisms.


The start-up package includes:

  • opportunity to establish own independent research group,
  • up to 120 000 EUR (3 000 000 CzK) per year for 3 years (2020/2021 – 2022/2023) (including salary of PI),
  • possible extension of the employment contract based on the evaluation,
  • office & lab space, full access to central research infrastructure & equipment,
  • opportunity to tutor and supervise PhD, MSc & BSc students of the Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia,,
  • professional career development of team members,
  • English speaking, stimulating & friendly international environment (HR Award holder),
  • professional administration support and help with all personal, economic, legal, project, IT, and intellectual property needs,
  • work-life balance in a historical middle-sized university city.


Competitive candidates are expected to:

  • hold a PhD and relevant international postdoctoral experience,
  • demonstrate a promising track record including publications & funding acquisition,
  • develop an outstanding research program and have a strong commitment to excellence in science,
  • find synergy with research groups at the institute,
  • apply for international & national research grants (ERC, EMBO, GACR).


The Institute of Parasitology is one of 5 institutes of the Biology Centre, Czech Academy of Sciences, located in České Budějovice (Budweis), Czech Republic. It provides an interdisciplinary and interactive collegial environment and up-to-date facilities. Visit


Please submit your structured CV (max 4 pages) & motivation letter with detailed description of your planned research (max 4 pages) to before March 31, 2020. Interviews with selected applicants will be held in May/June 2020.




Biology Centre CAS
Branišovská 1160/31
370 05 České Budějovice
Data box: r84nds8


+420 387 775 111 (switchboard)
+420 387 775 051 (secretariat)
+420 778 468 552 (for media)

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