Senior Researcher for the study of animal metabolism

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: 28 Jun 2023

31 May 2023
Job Information

Mendel University
Research Field

Biological sciences » Laboratory animal science
Researcher Profile

Leading Researcher (R4)

Czech Republic
Application Deadline

28 Jun 2023 - 22:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Offer Starting Date

1 Sep 2023
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?


Offer Description

We are looking for a new colleague with animal metabolism specialisation.

Academic staff member - Senior Researcher for the study of animal metabolism

The Institute of Animal Nutrition and Forage (222) provides educational and scientific activities in the field of nutrition for farm and other animals - including its influence on the composition and quality of animal products; animal health and metabolism; feed production, conservation, storage and treatment technology; feed consultancy; animal nutrition in organic farming and in the field of fodder and turf farming. The department provides teaching in Czech and English at all levels (bachelor's, master's and doctoral) of the Faculty of Agriculture and selected subjects also at other faculties of the university. The Institute also carries out laboratory and experimental activities related to animal nutrition and health.

Research field:

  • study of the metabolism of animals - especially ruminants
  • energy and nitrogen metabolism
  • metabolism of trace elements and other mineral substances
  • colostral nutrition and calf disease
  • animal clinical biochemistry

What will you do?

  • deputy manager for laboratories
  • methodical management of laboratories
  • clinical biochemistry
  • management of qualification works
  • mentoring of doctoral study program students
  • teaching in Czech and English
  • scientific research and publication activity
  • submission of grant applications

What do we require from you?

  • associate professor in the field of animal nutrition or health
  • experience in clinical biochemistry, laboratory work, laboratory management and team leadership
  • ability to submit and resolve research grant projects
  • ability to teach in both Czech and English
  • international contacts and experience in animal nutrition and health
  • extensive publication activity in magazines with IF (H-index min 12)

Required research experience:

  • experience with the preparation and solution of research projects
  • experience with laboratory analysis and team management
  • experience with publishing activities

What else do we appreciate?

  • successful guidance of students in doctoral study programs
  • supervision of bachelor's and diploma theses
  • experience with consulting activities in animal breeding and the implementation of experiments on animals

What can we offer you?

  • professional growth to become a professor
  • the possibility of professional education and development, increasing qualifications, courses and training
  • 8 weeks of holiday
  • support for work-life balance
  • food allowance (Edenred Card/Menza)
  • discounted MultiSport card
  • ITIC card with which you can benefit from various discounts
  • the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of the university environment, such as sports courses at the Sports Activities Centre, the Counselling and Careers Centre, the Botanical Garden and Arboretum, recreation centres, libraries and the purchase of university products (venison, eggs, beer, wine, Christmas trees, etc.)
  • university kindergarten, summer suburban camps for children of employees
  • employer contribution to a pension or life insurance after 3 years of employment
  • working in an institution that has been awarded the HR Excellence in Research Award by the European Commission

Expected start: September 2023, a fixed-term employment contract for 2 years

Job status: 0,5

Place of work: Brno

Are you interested in the position and would you like to become a member of the team?

Send us your electronic application to with the chosen job position in the subject of the e-mail by 29 June 2023 supported by:

  • professional CV
  • motivation letter
  • list of publications

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Mendel University
Czech Republic

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