RECETOX, the research centre at the Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic, is focused on the research and education in cross-cutting area of Environment and Health, namely interactions among chemicals, the environment and biological systems, including environmental and health risk assessments, more about us at http://www.recetox.muni.cz.

We invite applications for a Ph.D. position in Ecotoxicology to work on the topic

Microplastics effects in freshwater ecosystems

The main objective will be to determine how and to what extent microplastics represent a risk to freshwater organisms. The toxicity tests with model organisms crustacean Daphnia magna and zebrafish Danio rerio will provide information on the way how the additives manifest at the biological level and how invertebrates and vertebrates organisms may be affected by additives leaching and particles weathering. This thesis will be conducted in cooperation with the Department of Environmental Geosciences, University of Vienna, Austria.

RECETOX Ph.D. student position

  •         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

A candidate shall possess MSc. or a corresponding degree from a university in Biology or Chemistry, a solid background in the respective field and good communication skills in the English language.

Discussion about the research topic with the supervisor is mandatory before the formal application – contact directly the responsible consultant Dr. Ondrej Adamovsky, Ph.D., adamovsky@recetox.muni.cz.


For 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. More information and link for application are available at http://www.recetox.muni.cz/phd-positions.


Further information about

RECETOX is available at http://www.recetox.muni.cz and  Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/recetox/

Masaryk University is available at https://www.muni.cz/en

Brno is available at http://www2.brno.cz/index.php?lan=en&nav01=20608&nav02=20617