05/11/2018

Ph.D. student position in Ecotoxicology - Microplastics


  • organizace/společnost
    Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment (RECETOX), Masaryk University
  • OBLAST VÝZKUMU
    Chemistry
  • PROFIL VÝZKUMNÍKA
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • uzávěrka přihlášek
    30/12/2018 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • MĚSTO
    Czech Republic › Brno
  • typ smlouvy
    Temporary
  • status zaměstnání
    Other

RECETOX, the research centre at the Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic, is focused on the research and education in cross-cutting area of Environment and Health, namely interactions among chemicals, the environment, and biological systems, including environmental and health risk assessments, more about us at www.recetox.muni.cz.

We invite applications for a Ph.D. position in Ecotoxicology to work on the topic

Microplastics effects in freshwater ecosystems

The main objective will be to determine how and to what extent microplastics represent a risk to freshwater organisms. The toxicity tests with model organisms crustacean Daphnia Magna and zebrafish Danio rerio will provide information on the way how the additives manifest at the biological level and how invertebrates and vertebrates organisms may be affected by additives leaching and particles weathering. This thesis will be conducted in cooperation with the Department of Environmental Geosciences, University of Vienna, Austria.

Discussion about the research topic with the supervisor is mandatory before the formal application – contact directly the responsible consultant Dr. Ondrej Adamovsky, Ph.D., adamovsky@recetox.muni.cz.

 

Benefits

RECETOX Ph.D. student position

  • 4-year Ph.D. programme with 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 internshipsInternational and friendly environment
  • Courses developing the transferable skills

Selection process

Discussion about the research topic with supervisor is mandatory before the formal application – contact directly the responsible consultant Dr. Ondrej Adamovsky, Ph.D., adamovsky@recetox.muni.cz.

Application

For the consultation with the supervisor, candidates should submit the application including (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. More information and link for application are available at www.recetox.muni.cz/phd-positions.

Additional comments

Further information about

RECETOX is available at www.recetox.muni.cz

and  Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/recetox/?ref=bookmarks

Masaryk University is available at www.muni.cz/en 

Brno is available at http://www2.brno.cz/index.php?lan=en&nav01=20608&nav02=20617

požadavky

  • požadované jazykové znalosti
    ENGLISH: Good

zkušenosti/kvalifikace

Candidate profile

The candidate shall possess MSc. or a corresponding degree from a university in Biology or Chemistry, a solid background in the respective field and good communication skills in the English language.

Map Information

místo výkonu práce Místa osobní podpory
místo výkonu práce
1 position(s) available at
Masaryk University, RECETOX
Czech Republic
Česká republika
Brno
63900
Kamenice 5

identifikační kód EURAXESS: 352531