Your Guide to CEITEC MU  

23. 3. 2020 

The proper orientation of new employees is crucial for their productive start on a new team and at the Institute. A new informational brochure for CEITEC MU employees brings a complex range of information, valid for all employees (not only new ones). You can download the brochure HERE.

International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2020

11. 2. 2020

We celebrated the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on 11 February 2020 to honour the contribution of women to science and society. Women scientists are behind groundbreaking research all around the world. Despite their remarkable contribution to science, women still represent only one third of researchers globally, are paid less than their male colleagues, and their work rarely receives the recognition it deserves. CEITEC would like to thank to all of its women for their astounding contribution to science and the society. ​Read more HERE.

PhD Student Aneta Lederer from CEITEC Receives the Martina Roesel Memorial Grant, Which Offers Her to Combine a Scientific Career with Motherhood

18.12. 2019

The Martina Roeselová Fund aims to support scientists working in the field of natural sciences who seek to combine competitive scientific work with quality care for preschool children. The Fund provides a financial contribution to selected scientists called the Martina Roeselová Memorial Grant.

CEITEC is well aware of this problem and has therefore developed a range of tools and measures consolidated in the so-called Work-Life-Balance Policy. These measures make it possible to set support conditions for employees at different stages of their scientific careers as well as during motherhood. ​Please read more HERE, the whole article is available in Czech only.

LIBRA Project Successfully Concluded. Unifying Innovative Efforts of European Research Centres to Achieve Gender Equality in Academia

21. 6. 2019

The main goal of the LIBRA project (2015-2019) was to increase the representation and participation of women in leadership positions in life sciences. In Europe, approximately half of our PhD students are women. However, the levels of women researchers start to decrease at the postdoctoral level and drop dramatically in leadership positions (with 20% as grade A researchers and 15.5% as Directors). These numbers demonstrate a dramatic waste of talent and resources in research. ​Read more HERE.

CEITEC MU Promotes Bottom-up Internal Communication and Interconnection of Different Groups of Employees 

22. 5. 2019

Bottom-up communication is vital for building a good working environment that is built upon the partnership between employees and the management. An interconnection of different groups of employees is important as well, broadening cooperation, as well as mutual understanding (e.g., between researchers and support staff). 

new document (login to IS.MUN.CZI is required) summarises available channels, tools, events, and support measures for all categories of employees, as defined by the Career System, and identifies space for future development. In the second part, recommendations are made for further improvement in this area. The recommendations were discussed by the management and the Director’s Board in May, and their implementation was approved by the Director. Find out, what’s available for you and what is planned for the future.  

All employees are strongly encouraged to give their comments, feedback and ideas on this summary report and recommendations formulated! Please contact us at

CEITEC MU Adopted New Career System 

15. 5. 2019 

​After two years of internal discussions, and based on consultations with the Scientific Board of the Institute, the new CEITEC MU Career System was adopted, and has been effective as of 1st April 2019. The Career System formalises and specifies the principles that are internationally applied at life science institutes. It prevents the inheritance of research groups, and incorporates measures against inbreeding. The norm regulates the principles and prerequisites of career advancements, career development, and career changes for employees working at CEITEC MU. Read more

Keep Your Life Balanced While You Are Working at CEITEC MU 

13. 5. 2019

A portal focused on work-life balance has been developed in order to offer not only information, but also tools for each employee’s personal self-assessment, reflection, and self-development – both in their career and personal life. You can benefit from two online courses and consult with your supervisor about your results.  

Last but not least, you can also find a complete CEITEC MU WLB Policy with all the tools available for a better work-life balance. 

CEITEC MU Was Granted HR Award

7. 1. 2019

CEITEC MU was awarded the HR Excellence in Research Award, known as the HR Award, as the first research institute in the Czech Republic.  Read more.