Postdoc Position in Research on Human Gut Microbiota
Masaryk University - Faculty of Science - RECETOX
Brno, Czech Republic
před 2 dny
source : Euraxess

RECETOX Centre of Masaryk University carries out interdisciplinary research and education in the area of Environment & Health with a specific focus on assessment of toxic compounds, their behaviour, transport & bioaccumulation, their adverse effects, and related environmental and health risks as well as new enabling technologies, biotechnologies, and IT tools for linking environmental stressors to population health and mitigating their impacts.

Research topic and job description

Functional characterization of human gut microbiota metabolites

To the research group of Dr. Zdenek Spacil we are searching for talented and highly motivated scientist who will design and perform laboratory experiments using mass spectrometry, biochemistry and molecular biology methods and will be responsible for development of mass spectrometry data processing pipeline to characterize microbial metabolites and proteins responsible for immunomodulatory function of human gut microbiota.

The candidate will apply mass spectrometry technology to the analysis of human clinical samples. The researcher will combine multiomics data metagenomics, proteomics and metabolomics) to characterize the role of gut microbiota in immunological homeostasis and the overall human health.

The candidate will be involved in cutting-edge research on multidisciplinary project combining advanced analytical technology with molecular biology to advance medicine.

This is a unique opportunity for a motivated candidate to take part in an excellence science.

The research group led by Zdenek Spáčil

  • Previous research experience and a solid record of accomplishment in peer-reviewed scientific journals WoS, SCOPUS), including a first author publication.
  • Proven interest and motivation to tackle scientific challenges, independent planning of experiments to explore given hypotheses and technical skills to conduct experimental work.
  • Practical experience and understanding of the basic principle of mass spectrometry-based techniques and modern liquid chromatography concepts;
  • The basic programming skills R, Python) and experience with statistical data processing are advantageous.

  • The ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities, independently solve technical issues, resourcefulness and excellent science writing are required.
  • Additional requirements include good written and oral communication skills, excellent documentation skills and the ability to work both independently and as part of an international team.
  • We Offer

  • Vibrant working environment and access to state-of-the-art infrastructure
  • The dynamic group surrounded by an international team of experts
  • The opportunities towards independent scientific career development
  • Collaborative projects with international partners ETH Zurich, University College London, Univ. of Vienna, Univ. of Washington)
  • To publish results in prestigious scientific journals
  • Employee benefits : 6 weeks of leave per year, health insurance, pension insurance contribution, meal vouchers, discounted language courses, etc.
  • Support with your relocation
  • Brno provides a high quality of life; it is a university city with lots of cultures and very family-friendly
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