Building and promoting Excellence in Life Sciences in Europe
Building and promoting Excellence in Life Sciences in Europe

PhD Positions – Molecular Medicine Programme


The main goals of Molecular Medicine Programme address the actual topics in current biomedical research and clinical medicine. They are focused on introduction of modern approaches of the genome analysis (human, as well as microbial), characterisation of cell behaviour on a molecular level, with emphasis on malignant transformation, and resistance to modern anti-cancer treatment, and analysis of mechanisms leading to disturbances of immune response.

Open PhD Positions: 

Topic  Supervisor
1. Characterization of Cdk12 and Cdk13 kinase substrates and their role in development of cancer Dalibor Blažek
2. Identification of novel therapies for genetically defined CLL cases through repurposing of already approved drugs Michal Šmída
3. Non-Coding RNAS and Microenvironmental Interactions of B-Cell Leukemias and Lymphomas Marek Mráz
4. Role of Cdk12 in regulation of gene expression/DNA damage response in ovarian cancer Dalibor Blažek
5. The mechanisms of drug resistance and adaptive response in chronic lymphocytic leukemia Marek Mráz
6. The role of non-coding RNAs in the pathogenesis of aggressive follicular lymphoma and its high-grade transformation Marek Mráz


Successful candidate must hold the equivalent of a Czech Master's degree (Mgr., Ing., MSc.) in the same or similar study programmes from an institution of recognized standing (four or five year undergraduate degree).

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Conditions and contact:

Starting date: September 2018
Complete applications can be submitted: until 15 March 2018
To apply please contact Olga Křížová on

Information about CEITEC PhD School

  • 4-year program
  • Above-standard funding
  • State-of-the-art Core Facilities
  • International and interdisciplinary environment
  • Wide range of topics from experiences supervisors
  • Coursework in your chosen field and soft skill courses (publishing, funding…)

Information about Brno and Czech Republic

  • #4 most popular city in the world for students according to
  • #1 best city for expat support according to Financial Times
  • The capital of South Moravian Region and the second largest city in the Czech Republic with a population of almost 400,000 people
  • A city of universities with more than 86,000 students
  • City of Gregor Mendel, the founder of genetics
  • #6 safest country according to whitepaper on the future of Europe
  • EU, Schengen, NATO, OECD member

Information about Masaryk University

  • The second largest university in the Czech Republic, consisting of nine faculties
  • Extremely wide range of study possibilities
  • State-of-the-art equipment, cutting-edge technologies and international cooperation
  • A member of the Compostela Group and the Utrecht Network
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