ERC-funded postdoc position on auxin responses in plant morphogenesis


ERC-funded postdoc position on auxin responses in plant morphogenesis

Job description

An ERC Consolidator grant-funded postdoc position is available in the group of Dr. Matyáš Fendrych at the Institute of Experimental Botany, Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czechia. The major experimental focus of the project is finding how the rapid auxin effects regulate morphogenesis of plant organs, and to understand the molecular details of auxin signaling in plants. The project will revolve around the dynamics of cell wall pH, calcium signaling and auxin signaling during key morphogenetic events in Arabidopsis and in the grass Brachypodium distachyon. The exact nature of the project will be tailored to the candidate depending on their background, skills, and interests. Funding: ERC Consolidator grant MORpH (September 2024 – 2030)

About the lab and IEB institute

The team of Matyáš Fendrych ( is a group of young enthusiasts who focus on the dynamics of morphogenesis in plants. We combine advanced microscopy methods with molecular biological tools to grasp the molecular processes that steer plant development.
The Institute of Experimental Botany ( is a leading institution in plant molecular, cellular and developmental biology with and exceptional in-house imaging facility (


- Ph.D. degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, or equivalent.
- Skills/experience in either of the following: a) (plant) protein biochemistry; b) live-cell imaging, image analysis, microscopy; c) developmental biology, physiology
- ability to plan and conduct research independently and to work well in a team
- excellent English communication skills

We offer

- A 2-year postdoc position with possibilities for prolongation and/or for applying for personal funding.
- An exciting project incorporated into a prestigious MORpH ERC CoG project that will use a combination of cutting edge biochemical and image analysis methods.
- Young dynamic research team and intensive interaction with both the team members and the PI.
- A multidisciplinary and highly stimulating and supporting research environment and access to state-of-the-art tools and imaging infrastructure.
- Support in career development and growth towards independence.
- A beautiful and safe city of Prague.

How to apply?

Send one PDF document with the following information to .
- A 1–page summary of your motivation for the position, your research experiences, and future goals
- Detailed CV including publication list
- Contact information of 2-3 referees
The first review of applications will start immediately. A shortlist of applicants will be selected and invited for interviews. The position remains open until a suitable candidate is found. The earliest starting date is September 2024. For further questions, contact Matyáš Fendrych (