MASARYK UNIVERSITY

Postdoc in the field of Environmental Toxicology

Location
Brno (CZ)
Posted
06 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
28 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

POSTDOC POSITION in the field of Environmental Toxicology

Department    Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment (RECETOX)Faculty of Science 

Deadline    28 Jan 2018

Start date     March 2018
 
Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic invites excellent scientists to apply for a 

POSTDOC POSITION in the field of Environmental Toxicology 

Description:  
 
The postdoctoral researcher will be involved in the development of predictive and diagnostic methods for the characterisation of potential impact of internal and external exposure mixtures on human health and associated risks. The research will focus namely on the ability of chemicals to disrupt endocrine regulation, which can be associated with numerous developmental, neuroendocrine and metabolic disorders. Characterisation of the potential role of co-exposures to wide spectra of pollutants as risk factors in the development of these diseases will be complemented by diagnostic approaches on the level of biomarkers linking the mechanisms of action with health disorders. Advanced (bio)analytical methods and predictive models will be developed and implemented within this project. This research will be conducted in a close relationship to cohort epidemiological studies and the European Human Biomonitoring Platform. 

The Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment (RECETOX, www.recetox.muni.cz) focuses on interactions among chemicals, the environment and biological systems, including impact and risk assessments. The expertise of the centre allows for the investigation of interdisciplinary links between the contamination and health, biodiversity or climate change. The RECETOX research infrastructure includes international sampling networks, epidemiological studies (ELSPAC cohort: www.elspac.cz), accredited trace laboratories as well as environmental information systems (GENASIS: www.genasis.cz, www.pops-gmp.org). 
  
  
The successful candidate should: 

  • be a researcher who has received a PhD or its equivalent within the last 7 years 
  • be a researcher who has worked at least two whole years in the last three outside the territory of the Czech Republic in the field of research with a working time of at least 0.5 full-time equivalent, or who has been PhD student (or equivalent) abroad 
  • have a publishing record – in the last three years at least two publication outputs registered in the Thomson Reuters Web of Science, Scopus or ERIH PLUS databases and at the same time publications such as “articles”, “books”, “book chapters”, “letters” and “reviews”. The applicant must be the principal author of at least one publication (according to the subject specificity it may be as the first author, the corresponding/reprint author, or the role of the individual authors stated in the article). 
  • hold a doctoral degree in an area related to the research topic 
  • have experience in the field of Environmental Toxicology, Environmental Health Sciences, Ecotoxicology, Biochemistry or Environmental Chemistry 
  • have experience with research projects (an advantage) 
  • have excellent communication skills and an ability to collaborate with multiple teams 
  • advantageous experience (any of the following): predictive modelling (QSAR, mixtures models), biomarkers analyses, liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry methods, omics technologies 
     

The application should include: 

  • a CV including a summary of work experience, publication activity, involvement in research grants, etc. 
  • a Cover Letter 
  • contact information of at least three referees 
  • MU offers the opportunity to gain: 
  • an interesting job in a dynamically-expanding university area 
  • a diverse and challenging work in an excellent research environment 
  • possible tenure track with an initial appointment for two years 
  • a professional team and a pleasant working environment 
  • interaction with leading scientists in an inspiring, internationalised environment 
  • a Welcome Service for the successful candidate and his/her family 

Anticipated start date: The position is available from March 2018. 

The submission date is 28 January 2018.

Please submit your application (or informal enquiries) by e-mail to jalova@recetox.muni.cz 
  
A review of applications will commence immediately after the deadline. Short-listed candidates will be invited for interview within one month of the deadline. 
  
Further information about: 

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