Looking for a PhD study program?


RECETOX is the research centre at the Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic, focused on the research and education in cross-cutting area of Environment and Health, namely interactions among chemicals, the environment and biological systems, including environmental and health risk assessments, more about us at www.recetox.muni.cz.

We invite motivated and skillful candidates to apply for a Ph.D. position in molecular diagnostic tools under the supervision of Dr. Peter Šebej https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Peter_Sebej2.

We offer a full-time position for those who would like to pursue a PhD degree in Environment Health Sciences or Organic or Physical Organic Chemistry in the research of

  • Red and Near Infra-red Fluorescent Dyes for Fluorescent Imaging Guided Surgery and Diagnostic Tools.

The candidate will perform synthesis and characterization of organic small molecular fluorophores alone and in larger covalent constructs and will study their properties. Assessment of structure-properties relationships will allow to rationally design such dyes and apply in vitro and in vivo in models of various complexity. Highly motivated and skillful candidates will have the opportunity to considerably extend their graduate training in chemistry by learning advanced spectroscopic methods, photochemistry, bioconjugations and will also often communicate with biologists.

Ph.D. student position offers

  • 4-year Ph.D. full-time study programme and financial support for 4 years
  • Supervision by experienced mentor 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

Candidate profile

Complete MSc. or equivalent degree with the area related to the field; Ability to work independently and also as a team member; Good knowledge of English, both oral and written.


Candidates should submit the application including (i) curriculum vitae, (ii) motivation letter, (iii) contacts of two persons willing to provide references, (iiii) and ideally a sample of written work (e.g., MSc. thesis or previous publications).

For more details and submission of applications please email to: sebej@recetox.muni.cz.

Deadline for applications is April 30, 2020. The best candidates will be invited for the (on-line) interview. Starting date of the Ph.D. is flexible.

Further information & contact details   

Dr. Peter Šebej, sebej@recetox.muni.cz.


Additional comments
Brno, the student city in the heart of Europe https://www.brnoregion.com/Study

where you will never stay alone and bored https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atTnadPqSnQ

Always ready and never lost with our Ph.D. Guide https://www.sci.muni.cz/do/sci/web/vzd/manualy/Guide_to_PhD_SciMuni.pdf

Application for the Ph.D. study https://is.muni.cz/prihlaska/info.pl


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