Open positions

Postdoc – a fixed contract for 2 years, with a possibility of extension.

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Jan Mašek, PhD

Research group leader

Originally coming from the laboratory of Vitezslav Bryja in Brno where I got charmed by the Wnt/b-catenin signaling pathway. I continued in Prague in Zbynek Kozmik´s lab focusing on the role of transcription factor Tcf7l1 in early events of the mammalian neural crest cell development. I did my postdoc in Emma Andersson´s lab at Karolinska institute studying the specificity of the individual Notch ligands towards their receptors in the context of early liver formation and disease.

My current goal as a group leader is to create a thriving research hub for studies of signaling cross-talk in various contexts of mammalian development and disease.

Msc, Katarína Kováčová

Lab manager

My career as a lab technician began at Loschmidt Laboratories in Brno (, specialized in protein engineering research. After moving to Prague I worked as a research assistant at Zbynek Kozmik Lab under the leadership of Ondrej Machon, where we studied transcription factor Meis2 and it’s roles in zebrafish and mouse embryonic development. I am excited I can now become part of Janek’s laboratory and constantly improve my lab skills under his leadership.

Hana Hajšmanová


I am a bachelor student of Molecular biology and Biochemistry at Charles University. I am very excited to begin my journey in Janek’s lab and keep on increasing my knowledge about the molecular basis of embryonic development and effect of signalling pathways on various diseases.

Ekaterina Kandaurova


I am a bachelor student of general biology at Charles University with a strong interest in molecular basis of cell development and signaling. I want to explore more about signaling pathways and their role in embryonic development and continue to increase my knowledge about cell regulation.