RECETOX invite talented, highly motivated, young scientist to apply for the Ph.D. position in Chemical exposomics for human biomonitoring to work in the group of Dr Elliott J Price.

Ph.D. position in Chemical exposomics for human biomonitoring


Lab Group details

The Chemical Exposomics lab focused on profiling of chemical exposures and their association to population health is a research group newly established within the Environmental Chemistry and Modelling research program of the RECETOX Centre co-ordinated by Prof Jana Klánová. The group led by Dr Elliott J Price is developing analytical workflows for exposure and effect biomarker discovery and routine biomonitoring screens.

Chemical Exposomics research is inherently interdisciplinary & the group benefits from access to state-of-the-art core facilities within RECETOX (https://www.recetox.muni.cz/en/services) and CEITEC (https://www.ceitec.eu/core-facilities/) & infrastructures across Masaryk University (https://www.muni.cz/en/research/large-research-infrastructure-projects).


Topic: Machine learning to improve mass-spectrometry chemical data processing

The PhD candidate will develop new resources for the processing of high-resolution mass spectrometry chemical profiling data. Initially, existing metabolomics data processing tools will be implemented in the user-friendly Galaxy environment. Subsequent developments will focus on the application of machine learning to enhance the tools suitability for chemical exposures data.

Required expertise: Computer programming, machine learning methods


Candidate profile

Candidate shall possess a Master’s degree within the field of informatics & must be eager to learn knowledge of biochemistry and systems biology. Good communication skills in English language are required.

Start date as soon as possible


Ph.D. student position

  • 4-year Ph.D. programme with financial support for 4 years
  • Interdisciplinary scientific topics
  • Supervision by experienced mentors and excellent scientists and tailored study plan
  • Excellent and state-of-the-art research infrastructure
  • International mobility and internships
  • International and friendly environment
  • Courses developing the transferable skills


Discussion about the research topic with supervisor is mandatory before the formal application – contact directly Dr Elliott J Price at elliott.price@recetox.muni.cz.



For consultation with the supervisor, candidates should submit the application including (i) curriculum vitae; (ii) motivation letter; (iii) contacts of three persons who might provide references. The application shall be submitted by email to elliott.price@recetox.muni.cz.


A review of applications will run continuously as they are received and until the position is filled. The short-listed applicants complying with the requirements will be invited for personal or Skype interviews.

Formal application to Ph.D. studies at Masaryk University will then require further documentation and formalities from the candidates and will be processed through an electronic application system.


More about

RECETOX focuses on interdisciplinary research and education in the area of Environment & Health, studying toxic compounds and their behaviour, transport & bioaccumulation to evaluate environmental effects, assess the exposure and health risks to humans and develop technologies and biotechnologies to break them down.

Masaryk University is the second-largest university in the Czech Republic with nine faculties, more than 5000 staff, and more than 30 000 students. As a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing, our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education.

Faculty of Science MU, a proud holder of the HR Excellence in Research Award by the European Commission, is a research-oriented faculty, offering university education (Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degree programs) closely linked to both primary and applied research and high school teaching of the following sciences: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Earth sciences. We are the most productive scientific unit of the Masaryk University generating around 40 % of MU research results.

Brno, the capital of the South Moravian Region. Situated approximately halfway between Prague and Vienna, it is the largest university town in the Czech Republic and a modern metropolis with a long history and culture. Recognizing the university’s significant role in making Brno one of the most innovative cities in the CEE region, it continuously supports, together with the South Moravian Region the local scientific, start-up, and high-tech communities.