Open positions

PhD Student – Plant Biology

Application Deadline: February 28, 2024
Central European Institute of Technology of Masaryk University (CEITEC MU) Brno, Czechia |

Join the Research Group of Karel Riha ( as we seek a highly motivated PhD candidate to delve into cutting-edge research in plant biology. We offer two exciting topics for exploration:

1. Centromeres in Plant Adaptation to Heat Stress
2. RNA-Protein Condensates in Plant Reproduction and Stress Response

These projects will encompass a multidisciplinary approach integrating cell biology, genetics, and bioinformatics. You will work extensively with the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana and conduct experiments aimed at exploring applications in crops.

As part of our team, you'll have access to state-of-the-art instrumentation available in CEITEC Core Facilities ( and guidance from skilled staff members. Additionally, you'll be integrated into a broader collaborative network focused on transferring and developing knowledge to enhance crop resilience to abiotic stress.

This position is offered through the CEITEC PhD Doctoral Program (, providing an exceptional opportunity to further develop the skills acquired during your master's studies. In addition to conducting research and honing your scientific reasoning abilities, you'll have access to a wide array of scientific and career development events. Joining our vibrant multinational scientific community, you'll become a valued member with ample opportunities for growth.

To apply, send your inquiries to and submit your registration here:

Application Deadline: February 28, 2024