Postdoc Position in Metabolomics and Proteomics Biomarker´s Discovery

Brno, Czech Republic
05 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
31 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Department: Biomarkers of Disease and Health – Faculty of Science
Deadline: 31 Aug 2022
Start date: upon agreement
Job type: full-time
Job field: Science and research

Bursar of the Faculty of Science, Masaryk University announces an open competition for the position Postdoc Position in Metabolomics and Proteomics Biomarker’s Discovery

Workplace: RECETOX, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic
Type of Contract: temporary position with 1-year contract (with possible extension), non-academic
Working Hours: 1,0 FTE (full-time employment of 40 hours per week)
Expected Start Date: as soon as possible, or negotiable concerning immigration timelines for non-EU candidates
Number of Open Positions: 1
Pay: negotiable                                                                                 
Application Deadline: 31.8.2022                                         
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About the Workplace

Masaryk University is 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 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.

Job description

Clinically relevant biochemical, immunological and cellular biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease and aging

Dr. Zdenek Spacil is searching for a talented and highly motivated scientist experienced in mass spectrometry and cell culture. The primary responsibilities will include cerebral organoids' cell culture as a model system for Alzheimer's disease and the application of mass spectrometry-based metabolomics and proteomics to study the underlying mechanisms and early disease biomarkers. The candidate will be involved in a multidisciplinary project combining advanced analytical technology with state-of-the-art cell biology to advance life sciences and medicine.

Biomarkers of health and disease research group led by Zdenek Spáčil is engaged in metabolomics and targeted proteomics, pioneering non-genetic factors affecting human health.

Skills and Qualifications

The applicant must have:

  • Ph.D. degree obtained within past five years in analytical chemistry, biochemistry, biology, or related field
  • Previous research experience and a solid track record of relevant publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals (i.e., WoS, SCOPUS) - at least two first-author publications in journals with impact factor 4 and more
  • Practical experience with bioanalytical mass spectrometry, liquid chromatography, and data processing
  • Capability to prioritize multiple responsibilities, to solve problems independently, resourcefulness, good science writing and oral communication skills, excellent documentation skills

The applicant should have:

  • Capability to prioritize multiple responsibilities, to solve problems independently, resourcefulness, good science writing and oral communication skills, excellent documentation skills

Informal inquiries about the position can be sent to Jiří Dobeš,, +420 549 49 3268.

We Offer

  • Vibrant working environment and access to state-of-the-art infrastructure
  • The dynamic group consisting of an international team of experts
  • The opportunities towards independent academic career development
  • Collaborative projects with international partners
  • Publishing in the most prestigious scientific journals
  • 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 31.8.2022 via an e-application, please find the reference to the e-application in the beginning and end of the advertisement.

The candidate shall provide following:

  • CV
  • List of publications and research achievements
  • Research statement
  • Names and contact details of at least three professional referees
  • Ph.D. certification

After submitting your application successfully, you will receive an automatic confirmation email from In case of problems with filling in the e-application form, please contact us by e-mail:

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!

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