Research Group Leader in Haematooncology and Cell Therapy

BCRG is biomedical centre under the Medical Faculty, University of Ostrava and the Hematooncology Department, University Hospital Ostrava. BCRG teams focus on both basic and pre-clinical research with the main aim to develop novel therapeutical approaches in the field of monoclonal gammopathies and other haematological disorders.

About this position

Are you a passionate and determined researcher eager to establish your independent research group? We are seeking a curiosity-driven individual to lead fundamental, translational/pre-clinical  research in areas of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Molecular Medicine and Cell Therapy.

As a Research Group Leader, you will benefit from research infrastructure at BCRG core facilities (https://www.bcrg.cz/facilities/) and collaboration with BCRG research teams (https://www.bcrg.cz/research-units/) inside the new research hub LERCO.

You will have the opportunity to recruit your research team, design and define your scientific objectives in line with the vision and strategic priorities of BCRG.

The position is funded through the institution’s and regional research founds for the initial 4 years. Successful candidate is anticipated to apply for prestigious individual research grants and establish independent line of research demonstrated by major publications.

Your role

  • Develop and implement research plans that align with the BCRG objectives and are compatible with BCRG infrastructure.
  • Attract a team of lab technitians, PhD students and postdoctoral researchers.
  • Collaborate with the other BCRG research teams.
  • Proactively seek funding opportunities to support the research projects.

Required competencies

  • Proven track record of impactful research in the area of Haematology, Oncology, Immunology, Cancer Biology or Immunotherapy.
  • The ability to independently conduct research using appropriate research methodologies and approaches.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and leadership competencies; ability to supervise early-stage researchers and act as a mentor.
  • The ability to secure research funding and resources.
  • The ability to take ownership and manage your career progression, identify and develop ways to improve your competitiveness.
  • A motivated and collaborative mindset.

Important Deadlines

Application Deadline: 31/12/2024

Assessment of Applications: continuously

Expected Start Date: 2024-2025

Applications including a CV, list of publications, description of skills and experience, outlook of future research interests, and contacts for at least two references, should be sent to: michal.simicek@fno.cz

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