Postdoctoral Position in Suspect Screening and Non-Target Analysis for Human Biomonitoring and Exposome Research

Reference Number: 
RECETOX, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Closing date: 
30th Apr 2019

Job Description

We are seeking a junior researcher interested in the development of new methods for multiresidual analysis, suspect and non-targeted screening using the last generation of LC-HRMS and GC-HRMS instrumentations (LC Fusion Orbitrap and GC-Q-Exactive Orbitrap) needed for characterization of human exposome and its role in the development of chronic conditions. This is a unique opportunity for a motivated individual to build expertise in this high-profile field and contribute to excellence in science.

The research group led by Prof. Jana Klánová develops the interdisciplinary approaches to environmental exposures and related risks. There is a great opportunity for collaboration with the research groups in environmental chemistry and modeling, toxicology, and risk assessment, but also molecular biology, microbiology or medicine. The research fields are developed in synergy with the large European initiatives such as H2020 Human Biomonitoring for Europe or H2020 projects on endocrine disrupting chemicals.

Requirements and qualification

The candidate must hold a Ph.D. degree in analytical chemistry, biochemistry, bioinformatics or related fields obtained within the past 7 years. The candidate must have a research experience; a track record of publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals (WoS, SCOPUS). International experience is an advantage.

The candidate has to prove the interest and motivation to tackle scientific challenges, independent planning of experiments to explore given hypotheses and technical skills to conduct experimental work. The candidate should have practical experience and understand the theory of mass spectrometry-based techniques and modern gas/liquid chromatography concepts. The basic programming skills and experience with statistical data processing and bioinformatics is an advantage. The ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities, solve technical issues, improve existing, and develop new approaches as well as science writing is required. Additional requirements are: good written and oral communication skills, excellent documentation skills and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

What we offer

We offer an opportunity to pursue research in challenging scientific area with the opportunity to publish results in prestigious international journals, work in the international and dynamic team and informal research environment with state of the art instrumentation and collaborative projects with international partners, opportunities towards an independent scientific career.

Contract duration The initial two-year appointment can be extended based on the performance.

Applications and selection process

The application (consisting of the curriculum vitae, motivation letter, two reference letters or the names of at least two referees and the copy of Ph.D. certificate) (as well as any formal inquiries) should be sent via an email to Scientific content questions should also go

A review of applications will run continuously as they are received. The best candidates will be invited for personal or Skype interview.

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