6 PhD Positions in Environmental Health Sciences

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY: Masaryk University – Faculty of Science – RECETOX (Czech Republic)
  • RESEARCH FIELD: Biological Sciences Chemistry
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE: First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: 30/04/2021 23:00 – Europe/Brussels


RECETOX, the research centre at the Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic, focuses on interdisciplinary research and education in the area of Environment & Health, studying toxic compounds and their behaviour, transport & bioaccumulation to evaluate environmental effects, assess the exposure and health risks to humans and develop technologies and biotechnologies to break them down. YouTube/RECETOX

The centre invites talented, highly motivated scientist to apply for the PhD student positions in Environmental Health Sciences.

RECETOX Ph.D. positions offer

  • 4-year Ph.D. programme with generous financial support for 4 years
  • Interdisciplinary scientific topics
  • Supervision by experienced mentors and excellent scientists and tailored study plan
  • Excellent and state-of-the-art research infrastructure
  • International mobility and internships
  • International and friendly environment
  • Courses developing the transferable skills

Candidates shall possess

  • MSc. or corresponding degree from a university in relevant field
  • Solid background in the respective field
  • Good communication skills in English language

2 study programme specializations

  • Computational biology, bioinformatics and modelling
  • Environmental chemistry and toxicology

5 research programmes

  • Environmental Chemistry and Modelling
  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Environmental Health – ERA Chair
  • Chemical Tools for Diagnosis and Therapy
  • Loschmidt Laboratories of Protein Engineering

Ph.D. topics 

More details about our current Ph.D. topics and contacts of supervisors available here.


Discussion about the research topic with the responsible supervisor is mandatory before the formal application, feel free to contact them directly by email accompanied by required documents (i) curriculum vitae, (ii) motivation letter, (iii) contacts of two persons who might provide references.

Formal application to Ph.D. studies at Masaryk University will then require further documentation and formalities from the candidates and will be processed through an electronic application system.

Additional comments

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.

Faculty of Science MU, a proud holder of the HR Excellence in Research Award by the European Commission, is a research-oriented faculty, offering university education (Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degree programs) closely linked to both primary and applied research and high school teaching of the following sciences: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Earth sciences. We are the most productive scientific unit of Masaryk University, generating around 40 % of MU research results.

Brno, the capital city of the South Moravian Region, situated approximately halfway between Prague and Vienna, it is the largest university town in the Czech Republic and a modern metropolis with a long history and culture. Recognizing the university’s significant role in making Brno one of the most innovative cities in the CEE region, it continuously supports, together with the South Moravian Region, the local scientific, start-up, and high-tech communities.


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