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Postdoc Position in OMICs and Population Genetics (Faculty of Horticulture in Lednice, Czech Republic)

This is to announce an open Postdoc position in OMICs and Population Genetics at the Mendeleum in Lednice, which belongs to the Mendel University in Brno (Czech Republic).

The Department of Genetics studies plant pathogens, their epidemiology, etiology and advanced detection techniques as well as epigenetics and classic molecular genetics. The applicant will bring an important knowledge regarding bioinformatics, ideally applied for the plant pathogens control. The Mendeleum has facilities for high-throughput sequencing and has the ability to evaluate small RNA and metagenomic datasets. The applicant is requested to bring knowledge on analysing transcriptomic datasets based on high-throughput sequencing data, and also de novo genome assembly, R package workflow and evaluation of population genetics.

General requirements:

The position is based on a mobility grant “Work-stay of Post-doc from abroad in the Czech Republic” and the applicant must meet the following points:

  1. Be a post-doc. Post-doc means a researcher within 7 years after receiving the Ph.D. degree or its equivalent. The said period may be extended for the maternity and paternity leave period, long-term sickness (more than 90 days), care for a family member (more than 90 days), pre-attestation preparation and military training. If the selected person has not been awarded the Ph.D. degree, then the degree must correspond to Level 8 ISCED (International Standard Classification of Education). If the degree cannot be clearly determined according to Level 8 ISCED, the researcher has an obligation to demonstrate the validation during the mobility (until the end of his/her mobility).
  2. Be a researcher from abroad. Researcher from abroad shall mean a researcher, who worked at least 2 whole years (as of the aid application submission date) over the course of last 3 years outside the territory of the Czech Republic in the field of research with working time of at least 0.5, or was a Ph.D. student (or similar form) abroad. Czech citizens are not excluded.
  3. Demonstrate publication activity – in the last 3 years, at least 2 publication outputs. Publication activity shall mean an expert publication registered in Thomson Reuters Web of Science, Scopus or ERIH PLUS databases and at the same time, publications such as “articles”, “books”, “book chapters”, “letters” and “reviews”.

Specific requirements:

The working place is at the Faculty of Horticulture in Lednice, Mendeleum – Department of Genetics. The mobility length is 6 months and needs to be finished until the end of 2020. Consequently, the position needs to be taken by July 1 the latest. 


Ass. Prof. Miroslav Baránek, Ph.D. / Head of Mendeleum department / Email:

With kind regards,
Ralf Koebnik
IRD Montpellier

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