Postdoc in Microbial Macroecology and Biogeography, Czech Republic

ERC Funded Postdoctoral Positions, Charles University, Czech Republic

Postdoc in Microbial Macroecology and Biogeography: The Laboratory of Environmental Microbiology is seeking a motivated postdoctoral fellow to join the consortium of the Excellence Research Centre Project “INTER-MICRO.” This project aims to identify the response of microbes and microbial communities to global changes and understand how these changes subsequently affect ecosystem processes. The position involves studying the structure and function of plant-associated or soil microbiomes using global databases of microbial taxa, such as GlobalFungi or GlobalAMFungi databases, as well as newly collected samples from various environments.

Designation: Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Area: Microbial Macroecology and Biogeography

Location: Czech Republic


  • PhD degree in microbiology, mycology, ecology, biogeography, or a related field.
  • First-authored papers in leading interdisciplinary journals or high-ranking IF journals in the fields of ecology, microbiology, or soil science research.
  • Excellence in English and good communication skills.
  • Motivation for scientific work within the frames of the project.
  • During the appointment, the person will be based in the Czech Republic.

Job Description: The successful candidate will work in the inspiring and friendly environment of the international team at the Laboratory of Environmental Microbiology of the Institute of Microbiology in Prague. They will be involved in studying the structure and function of plant-associated or soil microbiomes, utilizing global databases and newly collected samples. The position offers a gross salary of approximately 2400 EUR per month (paid in CZK), 30 days of paid holiday per year, and employee benefits including discounts on meals, sport/leisure activities, language courses, etc. The initial appointment is for one year but may be extended. The position is open until filled, and the expected starting date is negotiable but before March 31, 2024.

How to Apply: Please send your Curriculum Vitae, motivation letter, and contacts for at least two independent professionals (such as PhD or postdoc supervisors) who can provide references to Petr Kohout at

Last Date for Apply: The position is open until filled, starting date is negotiable but expected before March 31, 2024. Early applications are encouraged.



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