Basic info about CEITEC PhD school

NEXT CALL open InJANUARY  2019

CEITEC is an interdisciplinary research institute focused on life sciences and material sciences, comprised of six Brno universities and research institutes. The Life Science PhD Programme is accredited under Faculty of Science, Masaryk University,  Agronomics Faculty, Mendel University and Veterinary Research Institute

Why do your PhD at CEITEC?

  • Excellent research
    • Around 300 top quality publications (in Nature, Science, Leukemia, Cell, PNAS, EMBO Journal etc.)
    • Peer review evaluation
    • The principles of CEITEC PhD School are based on the “Principle for Innovative Doctoral Trainings” (approved by the EU Council for Education)
    • International grants (2 ERC grants, EMBO Installation Grants, ERA Chair)
  • Unique research infrastructure
    • First-rate equipment, with back up by supporting experts, and interdisciplinary open access
  • Funding
    • Scholarship is at a level of average salary in the Czech Republic and will allow you to live comfortably
  • International opportunities
    • CEITEC is a leading member of Alliance 4 life, member of the EU Life consortium, strategic partnership with The Vienna Biocenter Core Facilities
  • Wide career options
    • Build connections via our international partnerships and events (47% of publications created within the international cooperation)
    • Transferable skills courses, cooperation with industry
  • Brno is EU & NATO member and voted 4th best city for students’ life
  • International community with frequent informal events

PhD school in a nutshell:

  • 2 Life Sciences study fields:
    • Structural biology
    • Bio-omics
  • 4-year PhD program

  • Funded

  • Consists of:
    • Research of your chosen topic
    • Coursework:
      • Core subjects of your chosen field
      • Hard skills
      • Soft skills (how to publish, attract funding…)
    • Internship
  • Based on an individual study plan
  • Mentored by a team of experts: supervisor, consultants, ombudsman
  • International and interdisciplinary environment
  • Wide range of topics from experiences supervisors


We are looking for candidates with:

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) to be obtained before start of study
  • Similar field of previous studies
  • Motivation to do high-quality science
  • Outstanding academic results
  • Communicative English

CEITEC – Central European Institute of Technology is a centre with the main focus being research in the fields of life sciences, advanced materials and technologies. CEITEC was established in 2011 on the strong foundation of six prominent universities and research institutes, with long-lasting traditions located in Brno, Czech Republic. Since its short existence, CEITEC has managed to build up a cutting-edge research centre which performs among the best European institutes. CEITEC’s success can be attributed to its high-tech technologies, as well as to its adherence to international standards of quality in research, which is regularly evaluated by an international committee. Among the main priorities of CEITEC are to promote a motivating and dynamic international scientific environment, to provide state-of-the-art research infrastructure, and to ensure a policy of open communication and equal opportunities.

See CEITEC equipment and core facilities: