Dean of the Faculty of Science, Masaryk University announces an open competition for the position

Academic Researcher

Workplace: RECETOX, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic
Type of Contract: temporary position with a 1-year contract (with possible extension), academic position
Working Hours: 1,0 FTE (full-time employment of 40 hours per week)
Expected Start Date: negotiable with respect to immigration timelines for non-EU candidates
Number of Open Positions: 1
Pay: negotiable
Application Deadline: 25.11.2022
EU Researcher Profile: R3/R4

About the Workplace

Masaryk University is a modern, dynamic, and the most attractive university in the Czech Republic with ten faculties, more than 6000 staff and 30 000 students, a wide range of research areas, and a strong international position. We are the largest academic employer in the South Moravian Region.

Faculty of Science MU, 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 Masaryk University generating around 40 % of MU research results.

RECETOX  focuses on interdisciplinary research and education in the area of Environment & Health, studying toxic compounds and their behavior, transport & bioaccumulation to evaluate environmental effects, assess the exposure and health risks to humans, and develop technologies and biotechnologies to break them down. http://www.recetox.muni.cz/en/career/career-at-recetox.

Job Description

Key Duties:

  • Independent solving of complex research tasks in the field of environmental systems toxicology
  • Participation in the coordination and realization of research projects utilizing complex multicomics data
  • Securing research funding (searching for grant or contract research opportunities, writing, and submitting research grant proposals), realization of own research grants
  • Cooperation within a research team with future vision of establishing own research group, collaboration with foreign researchers
  • Active publishing activity (peer-review journals)
  • Supervision of bachelor, master and PhD theses

Skills and Qualifications

  • A Ph.D. degree in the field of Chemistry, Ecotoxicology, Biochemistry, or equivalent
  • At least 5 years of experience in a relevant field/in a similar position
  • At least B2 English level
  • Experience in leading bachelor’s and master’s theses
  • The hands-on experience in the research activities and publication of research results

Informal inquiries about the position can be addressed to Prof. Ludek Blaha, blaha@sci.muni.cz.

We Offer

  • An interesting job in a dynamically expanding university area
  • Flexible working hours and occasional home office to support personal needs in family and career compatibility
  • Employee benefits such as 8 weeks of paid vacation per year, pension insurance contribution, a financial meal allowance, lunches in canteens of MU, Multisport card, vaccinations free of charge, discounted language courses, university cinema discount, exclusive mobile tariff offer by Vodafone, childcare group-Campus
  • Opportunity to work and live in a modern and dynamic city (for more information on costs of living, you can refer to Numbeo)
  • International Staff Office provides support with your relocation to Brno

Application Process

The application shall be submitted online by 25.11.2022 via an e-application here.

The candidate shall provide the following:

  • CV
  • Cover letter describing the candidate’s research interest and experience
  • Summary of work experience, publication, and involvement in research grants
  • Summary of research outputs and publications
  • Names and contact details of at least 3 professional references
  • Proof of educational qualifications

After submitting your application successfully, you will receive an automatic confirmation email from jobs.muni.cz. In case of problems with filling in the e-application form, please contact us by e-mail: rcx-hr@recetox.muni.cz.

Selection Process

Received applications will be considered carefully in line with the principles of the EU Charter and Code for Researchers. Selection criteria: (i) meeting qualification requirements described above, (ii) all required documents provided.

If we do not contact you within 10 working days after the application deadline at the latest, it means that we have shortlisted other candidates meeting the position requirements.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a personal or online interview.

The Faculty Recruitment Policy (OTM-R) can be seen here.

Faculty of Science, Masaryk University is an equal opportunity employer. We support diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Visit our Career page.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!