Academic mobility 

22. 11. 2023 from 10:30, Masaryk University Brno

What is so great about a postdoctoral stay, and what would probably annoy you? What is it like to move with your family, and what should you focus on when choosing a future research group? Join us and find out about academic mobility after PhD. 

The workshop is organized in cooperation with Masaryk University in Brno and is a part of Career days. 


The event is open to mainly MUNI students. We believe it will be most beneficial for PhD students, however even motivated undergraduate students may benefit from attending. 

This workshop is co-organized within the MUNI Career Days with the support of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

If you are not a MUNI student and you would like to attend, send an email to anna.altova[at]


10:30 - 10:40

Opening word

10:40 - 12:00

Presentations of speakers

12:00 - 12:40

Panel discussion

12:40 - 13:30

Coffee and cookies, networking, and informal discussions


Andrea Konečná, Ph.D.

Andrea Konečná's research combines topics from several areas of applied physics: electron microscopy and spectroscopy, nanophotonics and solid-state physics. She completed her PhD at the Center for Materials Physics in San Sebastian (2015 - 2019) and her postdoc at the Institute of Photonic Sciences in Barcelona (2019 - 2021). Starting in 2023, she leads the ARTEMIS (Art of Theory in Electron Microscopy and Spectroscopy) research group at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of Brno University of Technology, for which she has received funding from the Junior Star project.

Jakub Hlávka

Jakub Hlávka is a Director of the Health Economics, Policy and Innovation Institute (HEPII) at Masaryk University in the Czech Republic and a Clinical Adjunct Professor in Public Health at the University of Southern California (USC). He is also a fellow at the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at USC. His research interests include the health economics of ageing, innovative payments for new therapies, including cell and gene therapies in oncology, neurology, and cardiovascular disease, health system reform, and the study of health care disparities and health care resilience and national security.

Petr Těšina

Petr Těšina is a structural biologist and a new group leader at CEITEC MU. He investigates mechanisms of cotranslational processes. After almost seven years in Germany, where he experienced one very short and unsuccessful, and one long and successful Postdoc, he returned to Czechia to pursue a career as a PI. He will talk about the pitfalls of finding a good lab for a PhD or postdoc position.