Datum: 31.01.2018

Postdoctoral position opening

in the laboratory of Dr. Alejandro Cabezas-Cruz

Position summary:

A postdoctoral position is available for a highly motivated and independent researcher in the Institute of Parasitology and University of South Bohemia to study tick-induced allergy to red meat, a novel tick-related disease, in the laboratory of Dr. Alejandro Cabezas-Cruz. The candidate must have a PhD degree in Immunology, molecular biology or related areas. Candidates with prior experience working with mice models of allergy are particularly encouraged to apply. Good command of English is essential. The candidate is expected to develop a model of tick-induced allergy to red meat (so called α-Gal syndrome) using the α-Gal knockout mice available in our laboratory. Once this model is developed, essential questions will be answered on the cellular and molecular mechanisms leading to red meat allergy after tick bites. This model will also be used to test novel treatment approaches to alleviate this syndrome for which no specific treatment is currently available.


Related publications:

Cabezas-Cruz et al. Trends Parasitol. 2017; 33(7):495-498.

Mateos-Hernández et al. Oncotarget. 2017, 8(13):20630-20644.

Cabezas-Cruz et al. Trends Parasitol. 2015 Oct;31(10):470-6.

Cabezas-Cruz et al. Lancet Infect Dis. 2014; 14(10):916-7.


Duration of contract and salary:

The selected candidate will be offered a position for 24 months with possibility of 12 months extension. The candidate can take over the position immediately. The salary is 30 000 CZK (approximately 1150 EUR, 26CZK/1EURO) per month and this amount corresponds to a good living standard in the Czech Republic. Extension of the contract beyond 36 months is possible, pending renewed funding.


How to apply:

• Cover letter explaining the candidate’s interest in the position as well as current research interest

• Detailed CV including list of publications and other achievements

• The contact details of three referees who can provide reference letters

All information should be sent by email to cabezasalejandrocruz@gmail.com. The position will be open until the ideal candidate is found.




Biologické centrum AV ČR, v.v.i.
Parazitologický ústav
Branišovská 1160/31
370 05 České Budějovice