Postdoc position in soil microbial ecology: Czech Republic

Biology Centre ASCR – Institute of Soil Biology, Czech Republic is looking for a soil microbial ecologist with a background in bioinformatics. The researcher will be involved in research on:

(i) the effects of selected pharmaceuticals on soil microbial community and soil functioning;
(ii) transformations of organic matter in digestive tracts of soil invertebrates using molecular biology and bioinformatics tools.

Postdoctoral research project details 

Major aims of the two-year work:

  • To link microbial community activity and composition with physical and chemical parameters of diverse agricultural soils with potential to dissipate selected pharmaceuticals.
  • To isolate and identify microbial consortia with degradation potential.
  • To describe the role of soil microorganisms in degradation of organic matter in digestive tracts of soil invertebrates.
  • To describe differences in degradation potential of microbial community in various soil types.

How to apply

  • Applications, including CV with publication list – in last 3 years at least 2 research articles
  • diploma
  • documents showing activity outside Czech Republic in 2 years from the last 3 years
  • documents to studying PhD
  • 1 page motivation letter which includes the main outline of research the candidate would want to conduct during his/her stay, should be emailed to


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