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Team members/Senior researchers in Food Technology

Prague (CZ)
Closing date
31 Oct 2021

Job advertisement for team members in the ERA Chair research group (two positions)

Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague[CS1] , invites applicants for the position of:

Team members/Senior researchers in Food Technology


We are looking for candidates to the Senior Team Member in the ERA Chair Research Group complying to the level of R3 (Established researcher) from both EU and non-EU countries.
We are an ambitious institution and aim at developing significant regional and international strength in Food Technology fully utilising the state of the art facilities recently established through European and National support.


  • Holder of PhD title (food science, food technology, food chemistry, biology, agriculture) or its equivalent for at least 3 years
  • Fluency in written and spoken English (the working language of the Group), good communication and teamwork skills
  • Fulfilment of conditions specified in the European Framework for Research Careers for Established researcher at the level of R3


  • Expertise in food technology, food processing, food science as evidenced by
    • Relevant post-doctoral experience
    • Significant publication record as the main author / corresponding author / team leader in major international peer-reviewed scientific journals
    • Record of invited speeches at well-established international conferences
  • Experience with PhD supervision is highly desirable. The appointees will be expected to act as mentors/supervisors (together with the ERA Chair) for a number of PhD candidates
  • An active researcher with significant research achievements within the last 7 years in food technology/food processing/ food chemistry research
    • An international track record of achievements in food-technology-related publications
    • A track record of innovative research with implications to food technology sphere
    • A track record of participation in international or national research grants


  • Cooperate with the ERA Chair Holder and other team members on research topics related to food science and technology. It is anticipated that the appointees will be able to demonstrate expertise in processing aspects of plant/animal food products (one in each area). Possible areas of expertise include (but are not limited to) cereal, dairy, or meat technology, postharvest technologies, new product development. Extensive familiarity with a range of food processing equipment is expected.
  • Publish original results of the research
  • Be active (as a participant or coordinator) in competing for, coordinating and implementing international grants, thus contributing to the increase of the competitiveness of the institution
  • Participate in the development of the scientific community throughout the whole Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, in particular with a wide support of postdocs and PhD students
  • Cooperate with the food technology related departments 


  • A full-time position contract (57 months supported by the ERA Chairs grant)
  • An attractive salary of € 42,000 gross per year (approx. net salary of € 33,000); Prague benefits from significantly lower cost of living compared with the most of EU capitals)
  • Benefits include 40 days of annual leave, flexible working hours, relocation support from CZU welcome centre, supplementary for the pension insurance contributions, meal vouchers, subsidized meals at CZU campus, opportunity of accommodation at CZU campus
  • An opportunity to actively compete for/participate in research grants with the possibility to further significantly increase the salary
  • An open and independent research environment,  with ample opportunities to further build their academic career at the Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources
  • Full access to the research infrastructure of the Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources including GC-MS/MS, LC-MS/MS, AAS, ICP, NMR and more
  • Access to, and an opportunity to further develop, the newly built Food Technology Centre consisting of medium scale processing facilities of meat, grains, & dairy, and of a range of experimental units (fruit processing, beer production, oil refineries) as well as a sensory testing laboratory
  • A substantial budget for training, conference attendance and networking

EXPECTED STARTING DATE: January/February 2022

More information about the DRIFT-FOOD Project can be found on the following links

The ERA Chair holder, Prof. Costas Stathopoulos will commence his activities at the Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources at the turn of January/February 2022. Short bio of the ERA Chair Holder is available here

Official websites of the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague and the Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources:


Applications including a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae (specifying h-index and including relevant accomplishments), a brief description of current research (no more than two pages), a brief outline of future research plans (no more than two pages) two most representative publications, and the names and contact details of three referees should be sent directly to the Project Coordinator (as a single pdf file) to the email address:

The deadline for submitting the application is 31 October 2021

Czech University of Life Sciences Prague is committed to employment equality (esp. European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers) and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates fulfilling the requirements specified in this announcement.

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