Junior Researcher - Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources

Prague (CZ)
21 Mar 2019
End of advertisement period
22 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources, is inviting junior researcher focusing on Soil Biology and Ecotoxicology to submit an application for research mobility within the project “Supporting the development of international mobility of research staff at CULS Prague”, reg. no. CZ.02.2.69/0.0/0.0/16_027/0008366

The position is funded by EU, managing authority the Czech Operational Programme Research, Development and Education

Job Title: Junior Researcher 
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Employer: Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague 
Salary: 3000,- Euros per month (gross)
Job type: Full Time 
Term contract duration: 10 months  

Topic:  Soil microbiology  

Objectives/Job description:
Position is open for those dealing with research of soil microbial functionality and/or ecotoxicity related to the presence of persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) in the soils, and their influence on the biodiversity of microbial community and responses of living organisms. The experience with the studies of soil microbiome shifts in soils treated with amendments and with the role of microorganisms on the transformation and degradation of POPs and PPCPs present in soil, as well the ecotoxicological effects of stressors on the individual levels of biota will be the advantage. The role of plants grown on soils amended with materials containing POPs and PPCPs should be included into investigation to determine their importance in contaminant degradation and soil microorganism’s activities.   

To be considered for a position, applicants must meet all these requirements:

  • Post-doc – holder of PhD, or ISCED level 8 diploma, coming from abroad
  • minimum qualification: two published scientific papers within last three years

Application should contain:

  • Diploma, diploma supplement (with nostrification if necessary)
  • CV with list of publications 
  • Documents confirming research activities outside the Czech Republic for at least 2 years within last 3 years.  
  • Brief description of proposed research  and expected research outputs 
  • Relevance of proposed project for this research area

Application deadline:
Please apply before 22nd April by sending all required documents via e-mail to Mrs. Kafkova – Faculty international office (