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Researcher in microbiology

Type of job: full-time

We are looking for a person that will collect data from published papers in the field of microbiology, mostly concerning fungal communities in the environment. In addition, the person will communicate with authors of such papers and help them to submit metadata for the effort to publish reports on fungal distribution worldwide (http://globalfungi.com). Please note that this is not a research position, rather a technical position oriented towards data mining. Instead, this position helps the community to make published data FAIR: findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable.

Basic responsibilities

  • extending the coverage of the GlobalFungi database by adding additional sample records, basic cleaning and supervision of data
  • communication with authors of published papers regarding data submissions
  • basic data handling, organization and backup


  • University degree at least of the bachelor level in biology or ecology (mycology, botany or molecular biology is an advantage)
  • Fluence in English
  • Basic abilities to handle data (MS Office)
  • Independence and excellent communication skills
  • Ability to check e-mails and respond to them remotely

What we offer

Full time position that will run at least for two years and there is a high probability of extension. Work in a young, international and interdisciplinary team. Possibility to participate in field sampling across the Czech Republic.

The position is open until filled - preferable starting date is as soon as possible.


If you are interested please send all of the following:

  • motivation letter
  • CV outlining your experience in biology
  • contact to a person who can provide reference

to Petr Baldrian (baldrian@biomed.cas.cz). More information is available at: +420 723 770 570.

Petr Baldrian



+420 723 770 570

Updated: 29.5.2020




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