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Postdoc in Biodiversity and Ecology of Fungi with GlobalFungi

15/08/2022

Job Information

Organisation/Company
Institute of Microbiology of the ASCR
Department
Laboratory of Environmental Microbiology
Research Field
Biological sciences
Biological sciences » Biodiversity
Environmental science
Environmental science » Ecology
Biological sciences » Biology
Researcher Profile
First Stage Researcher (R1)
Recognised Researcher (R2)
Country
Czech Republic
Application Deadline
Type of Contract
Temporary
Job Status
Full-time
Hours Per Week
40
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?
No

Offer Description

Postdoc in Biodiversity and Ecology of Fungi with GlobalFungi

 

Laboratory of Environmental Microbiology is looking for a motivated postdoctoral fellow. The person will join the team that manages the GlobalFungi Database (https://globalfungi.com) to explore the biogeography and ecology of fungi. The position will be focused on modelling species distribution of fungi and exploring its drivers using large data collections as well as field sampling and experiments. In addition, the person will be also involved in coordinating the development of the GlobalFungi database.

We expect that the applicant has the following qualifications:

• PhD degree in the field of mycology, ecology, microbiology or similar

• Experience in microbial biodiversity, microbial ecology or bioinformatics

• First-authored papers in high-ranking IF journals in the fields of mycology, ecology or microbiology

• Excellence in English and good communication skills

• Motivation for independent scientific work as well as ability to coordinate a small team

• Experience with advanced statistics, modelling or large data management represents an advantage

• During the appointment, the person will be based in the Czech Republic

 

We offer the work in an inspiring and friendly environment of an international team of the Laboratory of Environmental Microbiology of the Institute of Microbiology in Prague, in the Czech Republic (see e.g. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Petr_Baldrian) and access to interesting experiments / datasets produced by the host institution and their collaborators. Gross salary: approximately 2300 EUR / month (in CZK), 30 days of paid holiday per year.

 

The position is offered for an initial period of one year, but may be extended. The position is open until filled, starting date is negotiable (expected before the end of 2022).

 

Please send your Curriculum Vitae, motivation letter and contact to at least two independent professionals (such as PhD or postdoc supervisors) who can provide reference. For more information, please contact Petr Baldrian (baldrian@biomed.cas.cz).

 

 

 

Requirements

Skills/Qualifications

• PhD degree in the field of mycology, ecology, microbiology or similar

• Experience in microbial biodiversity, microbial ecology or bioinformatics

• First-authored papers in high-ranking IF journals in the fields of mycology, ecology or microbiology

• Excellence in English and good communication skills

• Motivation for independent scientific work as well as ability to coordinate a small team

• Experience with advanced statistics, modelling or large data management represents an advantage

• During the appointment, the person will be based in the Czech Republic

Languages
ENGLISH
Level
Excellent
Research Field
Biological sciences
Years of Research Experience
1 - 4

Additional Information

Benefits

We offer the work in an inspiring and friendly environment of an international team of the Laboratory of Environmental Microbiology of the Institute of Microbiology in Prague, in the Czech Republic (see e.g. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Petr_Baldrian) and access to interesting experiments / datasets produced by the host institution and their collaborators. Gross salary: approximately 2300 EUR / month (in CZK), 30 days of paid holiday per year.

Work Location(s)

Number of offers available
1
Company/Institute
Institute of Microbiology of the ASCR
Country
Czech Republic
City
Praha 4
Postal Code
14220
Street
Vídeňská 1083
Geofield

Where to apply

E-mail
baldrian@biomed.cas.cz

Contact

City
Praha 4
Website
Street
Vídeňská 1083
Postal Code
14220
E-Mail
baldrian@biomed.cas.cz
Phone
(+420)723770570
Mobile Phone
(+420)723770570