Standort: Brno, Czech
Art: Vollzeit
Firma: International Clinical Research Center of St. Anne´s University Hospital
Eingetragen am: 2017-08-25

We are offering a position for a staff scientist within the Animal Center (AC) core facility,
directed by Dr. Viola Galligioni, at the International Clinical Research Center of St. Anne´s
University Hospital in Brno (FNUSA – ICRC).

Project: Setting up pipeline for cognitive and motor function analysis on rodents and
management of equipment
Start Date: As soon as possible, preferably September 2017

The International Clinical Research Center of St. Anne's University Hospital in Brno (FNUSAICRC),
Czech Republic is a new-generation research center focusing on the pathogenesis of
diseases including finding new methods, technologies and medicaments for effective
prevention, early diagnostics and individualized treatment.
We are a top Central European research center with more than 200 researchers, new
technologies and experience in using EU grant support. We focus on research and
development in the fields of cancer, immunological, cardiovascular and neurological
diseases. Our partners are world-class research centers and universities. For more
reference, you can see our website:

Job Description:
We invite applications for a staff scientist from applicants with an enthusiastic interest
in Lab Animal Science and cognitive and motor function analysis in rodents. The
successful candidate will work under the supervision of Dr. Galligioni to set up and run the
rodent behaviour facility wihin the Interreg RI AT – CZ project ‘Creating synergies between
research infrastructures to stimulate innovation in the cross-border region‘.
The successful candidate will join the collaboration with pc-PHENO facility at VBCF Vienna
(Austria), where further training on rodent behavioural studies will be provided. Daily work
will include management of in vivo rodent studies (from AC and other users), discussion
with researchers regarding experimental design, preparation of SOPs for internal and
external users.
The successful candidate will be involved also in other AC activities, including services on
large animals (pigs).

Desirable Qualifications:
• PhD in biology, biotechnology, veterinary medicine, animal sciences or similar field.
• Experience in lab animals handling and in vivo experimentation is mandatory.
Experience in lab animals handling should be documented by possession of
certification from FELASA accredited course. Other certifications will be
considered, but FELASA certification is preferred.
• Degree in Veterinary Medicine is considered an advantage.
• Previous experience in rodent behavioural studies is considered an advantage, but
further training will be provided.
• The applicant is expected to have part of her/his training at the pc-PHENO core
facility, VBCF (Vienna, Austria) starting from this year. Costs will be covered by
Interreg RI AT-CZ project.
• Fluency in English language (written and oral) is required.
• The applicant should be well-organised, motivated about pursuing a career in
biomedical research and with problem-solving attitude. Solid written and verbal
communication skills, keen attention to detail and the ability to diligently record
and maintain laboratory records are crucial.
• The applicant should be able to work independently, to manage day-to-day
operations in a multifunctional scientific team environment.
• The applicant should have a team-driven mentality and be a strong team-player;
ability to interface in a professional manner with other AC staff and scientific
researchers is essential.
The applicant should be willing to attend training courses (also in other countries) and
open to learn new techniques in Lab Animal Science.

We offer:
• Two years contract within the Interreg RI AT-CZ project.
• Possibility of career advancement.
• Gross salary range: 1600-1800 €/month according to experience
• The offered project contributes to a rapidly advancing, very competitive field
related to FNUSA-ICRC research and external partners.
• FNUSA-ICRC hosts international team members, has a strong publication track
record and international collaborations.
• We offer a fully funded position with competitive salary in one of main corefacilities,
within an international and friendly environment.
• We offer regular participation to national and international conferences.
• The successful candidate can start immediately.

How to apply:
Please submit your application, including CV with 2 academic referees and a cover letter
Inquires can be directed to Dr. Galligioni (
Application deadline is 31 August 2017. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Selection process:
All received applications will be reviewed carefully, with focus on the excellence of
candidates. Shortlisted will be contacted and invited for an interview.

We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age,
gender, marital status, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, ethnicity, disability,
national origin, nationality, political opinion or any other aspect unrelated to work.
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