Postdoctoral researcher in environmental chemistry, with a focus on chemicals in consumer products and materials

RECETOX is the European Centre of Excellence in Environmental Health Science and a coordinator of EIRENE, new ESFRI infrastructure for human exposome research in Europe. Supported by the EU Horizon 2020 Teaming project (2020-2026) it develops ambitious research and education programmes in a close partnership with University College London and ETH Zurich. It studies 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. https://www.recetox.muni.cz/en

Research topic and job description

We are searching for a  talented, highly motivated scientist for a postdoctoral position in the area environmental chemistry to join the research group of Professor Martin Scheringer (https://www.recetox.muni.cz/en/research/principal-investigators/prof-martin-scheringer) and Assistant Prof. Lisa Melymuk (https://www.recetox.muni.cz/vyzkum/lide/dr-lisa-melymuk) The prospective scientist will join the European Partnership for the Assessment of Risks from Chemicals (PARC), specifically working on evaluating information transfer schemes and procedures, databases, availability of information, and enforcement methods for chemicals in consumer products and materials. The position will require good understanding of chemicals of emerging concern used as additives in consumer products and materials, chemical regulations and regulatory structures, and willingness to collaborate closely with colleagues at chemical agencies, notably Kemi (Swedish Chemicals Agency) and ECHA (European Chemicals Agency). The project will be carried out in close collaboration with Kemi.

PARC is an EU-wide research and innovation programme under Horizon Europe to support EU and national chemical risk assessment and risk management bodies with new data, knowledge, methods, networks and skills to address current, emerging and novel chemical safety challenges.

Inquiries about the position and research topic can be sent to Lisa Melymuk, Tato e-mailová adresa je chráněna před spamboty. Pro její zobrazení musíte mít povolen Javascript.

Skills and Qualifications

Candidate should have

  • Ph.D. certification in the area of environmental chemistry, modelling, chemical or environmental engineering
  • Experience in setting up databases and handling extensive data sets
  • Enthusiasm and eagerness to gain insight into the research topic
  • Experience and high motivation to present and publish scientific results
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal English communication and teamwork skills


We Offer

Application Process

Applicants should provide the following information in English

  • CV (European standard recommended)
  • Summary of publications and research outputs
  • A statement of research interests
  • Names and contact details of at least 2 professional referees
  • Ph.D. certification

The deadline for applications is on 1 June 2022. A review of applications will run continuously as they are received and until the position is filled. The short-listed applicants complying with the requirements will be invited for personal or Teams interviews.

The application shall be submitted online via an e-application (Please, use the link in the e-Application section in this link: https://www.muni.cz/en/about-us/careers/vacancies/70600). After submitting your application successfully, you will receive an automatic confirmation email from jobs.muni.cz.

Contact:Tato e-mailová adresa je chráněna před spamboty. Pro její zobrazení musíte mít povolen Javascript., Jiří Dobeš

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Selection Process

Received applications will be considered carefully in line with the principles of the EU Charter and Code for Researchers. Selection criteria: (i) meeting qualification requirements described above, (ii) all required documents provided.

Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, is an equal opportunity employer. We support diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

More about

Masaryk University is the second-largest university in the Czech Republic with nine faculties, more than 5000 staff, and more than 30 000 students. As a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing, our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education.

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