We are looking for an enthusiastic and independent postdoctoral researcher with a background in microbial ecology and cultivation to work on a novel and interdisciplinary project that will explore the link between actinobacteria and soil arthropods through volatile compounds. Work will involve genetic and chemical screening of pre-existing cultures in our culture collection, cultivation of novel actinobacteria strains and testing the response of soil arthropods through manipulation experiments.   

To apply, please send a CV including your publication record, contact details for three references, a copy of your PhD diploma, and a cover letter stating qualifications, previous work and motivation to roey.angel@bc.cas.cz

  • Department: Soil and Water Research Infrastructure
  • Laboratory: Anaerobic and Molecular Microbiology - Dr Roey Angel
  • Employment relationship: Employment contract
  • Job type: Researcher
  • Research profile: R2 and R3
  • Duration: Fixed-term
  • Job status: Full time
  • Minimal education level: PhD
  • Maximum seven years after obtaining a PhD degree at the start of the position on 1.1.2021
  • Experience in working with soil arthropods and/or volatiles is an advantage
  • International experience (at least two years spent outside the Czech Republic within the past three years) 
  • At least two publications in the past two years

• 5 weeks of holiday per year
The super-gross monthly wage is CZK 84,518
• Friendly international working environment
• Subsidised lunch canteen
• Benefits from a social fund
• Support fo leisure time activities
Full-coverage health insurance
Dedicated funds for conference and workshops attendance and open-access publications

The position is offered under the mobility project MEMOVA of the Czech Academy of Sciences. The successful applicant will join the Laboratory of Anaerobic and Molecular Microbiology led by Dr Roey Angel at the Soil and Water Research Infrastructure, Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Ceske Budejovice (Czech Republic). SoWa RI is a newly established part of the Biology Centre, whose research predominantly addresses ecological topics. The research involves collaboration across disciplines, the use of diverse methodological approaches (molecular biology, stable isotopes, field ecology, mathematical modelling, etc.), and a combination of analytical and holistic approaches to problem-solving. Core facilities with shared equipment support all of the Centre’s scientific institutes.

The BC CAS is a holder of the HR Excellence in Research Award. Our selection process is transparent, open, non-discriminating and fair. For more information about the recruitment of researchers policy at our institution, see www.bc.cas.cz/en/about-us/employment/.

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Location: Biology Centre CAS, České Budějovice, Czechia