Group of Cell Biology, Institute of Microbiology of the CAS in Prague.
PhD student positions are available in the Group of Cell Biology, Institute of Microbiology of the CAS in Prague, situated in the new BIOCEV building at Vestec, nearby Prague (http://www.biocev.eu/en/).
The group studies mechanisms involved in development and differentiation of multicellular yeast colonies. Our previous findings provided evidences on presence of unique mechanisms and regulations involved in population differentiation and formation of specifically localized cell subpopulations with specialized functions, enabling better survival of the whole colony population. Current research investigates regulatory network and effectors which control development and differentiation of the two types of colonies: biofilm colonies of yeast strains isolated from nature and smooth colonies of laboratory strains as a model of primitive multicellular organism.
We are looking for highly motivated candidates for PhD studies to strengthen our team. Previous knowledge of cell and molecular biology techniques (recombinant DNA technology, protein expression, western blots, cell culture, microscopy and cell imaging) and of microbiology is an advantage.
The candidates should send an e-mail with a summary of their research interests and achievements together with their CVs and at least two reference contacts to
RNDr. Libuse Vachová, CSc.
Institute of Microbiology of the CAS, Biocev