Laboratory Assistant in Aquatic Microbial Ecology - Tenders Global

Laboratory Assistant in Aquatic Microbial Ecology

Biology Centre CAS

3 Jan 2024
Job Information

Biology Centre CAS
Research Field
Biological sciences » Biology
Researcher Profile
First Stage Researcher (R1)
Czech Republic
Application Deadline
31 Jan 2024 – 00:00 (Europe/Prague)
Type of Contract
Job Status
Hours Per Week
Offer Starting Date
1 Feb 2024
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

Offer Description

The Department of Aquatic Microbial Ecology ( ), Institute of Hydrobiology, Biology Centre CAS ( /), 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 the field.

We are looking for 2 persons to join as soon as possible, one for Dr.Rohit’s project and one for the project of Dr. Mukherjee. More about staff and projects:


Research Field
Biological sciences » Biology
Education Level
Bachelor Degree or equivalent


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

Additional Information

• 5 weeks of paid holiday yearly (for 1 FTE)
• Subsidized lunches in our own canteen
• Standard health insurance and social security
• Benefits from Social fund
• 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 services at the contractual operator and bank

Selection process

The Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences holds the HR Award. Our selection process meets European standards for recruitment of researchers ( ) and we provide our employees from abroad with welcome service (visa application, administration, relocation & settlement support). Gender equality plan ( ) has been accepted in 2022.

Application should contain CV and the name and contact information of at least one referee, preferable as a single PDF file and send via our official website (see Where to apply).

Do not hesitate to ask for further information about the position.
Dr. Rohit Ghai ([email protected] )
Dr. Indranil Mukherjee ([email protected] )

Additional comments

The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.
Targets starting date is 1 February 2024 or earlier, the position is available for 1 year with possible extension.

The Biology Centre is located in České Budějovice (2 hours south of the capital Prague), a middle-sized city with ca. 100K inhabitants, relaxed atmosphere, over 750 years of tradition and a breathtaking countryside around. Both the town and the surrounding countryside provide numerous opportunities for research and leisure activities. There is also a growing international expert community at the Biology Centre CAS (BC CAS ) and the University of South Bohemia (USB ). In addition, the living costs are still low by international standards. Check out our Guide for Expats ( ) to read about life in the city and the Czech Republic.

Work Location(s)

Number of offers available
Biology Centre CAS
Czech Republic
České Budějovice
Postal Code
Branišovská 31

Where to apply



České Budějovice
České Budějovice
Branišovská 31
Postal Code


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