Studium a vzdělání PhD studium

PhD positions

Highly motivated and talented candidates are invited to join RECETOX research teams at Ph.D. student positions.

What we offer to our students:

  • 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 internships
  • International and friendly environment
  • Courses developing the transferable skills

Candidate profile

Candidates shall possess MSc. or a corresponding degree from a university in relevant field, solid background in the respective field and good communication skills in English language. Applications from all potential candidates are invited, University does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, race, gender or religion.

Dissertation thesis topics in the Environmental Chemistry, Ecotoxicology and Organic chemistry

Discussion about the research topic with supervisor is mandatory before the formal application – feel free to contact directly the responsible supervisor. We offer following dissertation thesis topics:

Environmental chemistry topics Pavel Čupr, Ph.D.

  • Exposure to chemicals and their health risks in human population

Prof. Jiří Damborský, Dr.

  • Molecular modelling of enzymes’ substrate specificity
  • Change in Reaction Mechanism and Specificity of Haloalkane Dehalogenase Jakub Hofman, Ph.D.

  • The assessment of the currently used pesticides occurence in agricultural soils and related risks

 Prof. Jana Klánová, Ph.D.

  • Evaluation of indoor and environmental exposures to chemicals of emerging concern
  • The development of multi-residue contaminant methods for ultra-low volume human biological samples
  • Using innovative data analysis and modeling techniques to evaluate human exposure to chemical pollutants

Prof. Gerhard Lammel, Ph.D.

  • Oxygenated aromatic hydrocarbons in atmospheric aerosols - specification, sources, and bioavailability

Assoc. prof. Vlad Popovici, Ph.D.

  • Computational methods for characterisation of intra-tutor heterogeneity
  • Gene expression signal deconvolution for cell population estimation in tissue

Prof. Zbyněk Prokop, Ph.D.

  • Application of microfluidics in protein and metabolic engineering

Dr. Zdeněk Spáčil, Ph.D.

  • Functional characterization of human microbiota by mass spectrometry
  • Integrated mass spectrometry 'OMICS' techniques for comprehensive evaluation of the exposome

Assoc. prof. Branislav Vrana, PhD.

  • Monitoring of aquatic contaminants using combination of passive sampling and high resolution mass spectrometry

Ecotoxicology topics

Assoc. prof. Pavel Babica, Ph.D.

  • 3-dimensional in vitro models in toxicology Pavel Čupr, Ph.D.

  • Assessment of external and internal exposure to chemicals in human population

Prof. Jiří Damborský, Dr.

  • In silico modelling of biophysical properties of proteins
  • Structural and biochemical analysis of biotechnologically interesting proteins
  • Development of Bioinformatics Tools and Databases for Protein Engineering

 Assoc. prof. Klára Hilscherová, Ph.D.

  • Bioactive compounds from cyanobacteria affecting vertebrate development 
  • Disruption of thyroid regulation associated with adverse effects of environmental pollutants
  • Endocrine disrupting potential of compounds from indoor environment

Dr. Iva Sovadinová, Ph.D.

  • Image-based phenotypic screening in toxicology

Dr. Zdeněk Spáčil, Ph.D.

  • Metabolic and protein biomarkers associated with gut microbiota

 Eva Budinská, Ph.D.

  • Microbiome in patients with colorectal carcinoma and in healthy control subjects

Organic chemistry topics

Prof. Petr Klán

  • Design of new photoreleasable compounds activatable by visible light
  • Development and study of the carbon monoxide releasing molecules
  • Synthetic strategies for the preparation of analogs of natural products with important biological activity

Prof. Vladimír Šindelář

  • Bambusurils bearing functional groups

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.