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Masaryk University is modern, dynamic and the most attractive university in the Czech Republic with ten faculties, more than 5000 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 the 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

For the Supramolecular Chemistry research group of Prof. Vladimir Sindelar we are looking for a talented and motivated postdoctoral researcher with strong skills in organic synthesis.

  • The post-doc position concerns the synthesis of new bambusuril macrocycles.
  • The project is well suited for individuals with strong skills in organic synthesis.
  • Expertise in the synthesis of macrocyclic compounds and the characterization of supramolecular host-guest systems in the solution will be advantageous.

For further information about the research group see our webpage http://supramolecular.sci.muni.cz

Skills and Qualifications

The applicant must have:

  • obtained a Ph.D. degree within the the past 7 years in organic, supramolecular or physical chemistry.
  • previous research experience and a solid record of accomplishment in peer-reviewed scientific journals (i.e. WoS, SCOPUS), including one first-author publication.
  • interest and motivation to tackle scientific challenges, independent planning of experiments to explore given hypotheses and technical skills to conduct experimental work.

The applicant should have:

  • ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities, independently solve technical issues, resourcefulness and excellent science writing are required.

Informal inquiries about the position can be sent to Jiří Dobeš, jiri.dobes@recetox.muni.cz, +420 549 49 3268.

We Offer

  • Vibrant working environment and access to state-of-the-art infrastructure
  • Fully equipped modern laboratories
  • The dynamic group surrounded by an international team of experts
  • Involvement in national and international projects
  • Full support of the administrative and project offices
  • 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 6 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 30.6.2022 via an e-application here.

The candidate shall provide following:

  • CV (European standard recommended)
  • Summary of publications and research outputs
  • A statement of research interests
  • Names and contact details of at least 3 professional referees
  • Ph.D. certification

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 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 and also Career page of Faculty of science.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!