Project SIMPLE - Erasamus+ EU programme for education

Postdoctoral position at Czech University of Life Sciences Prague

Postdoctoral position at the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences - Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture

Czech University of Life Sciences Prague

Prague, Czech Republic


Postdoctoral position at the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Prague, Czech Republic.

About the employer

The Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences (FTA), Czech University of Life Sciences Prague is the public university in the Czech Republic according to Act No. 111/1998 Coll. on universities. The main mission of FTA is the education of foreign and Czech undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students in a wide array of disciplines, including tropical and subtropical agriculture, rural development and sustainable management of natural and energy resources in the tropics and subtropics. As stated in the National Research and Innovation Strategy for the Intelligent Specialization of the Czech Republic, "Changing lifestyles and civilization phenomena require and will require future changes in eating habits, ensuring healthy inputs into the food chain and the related development of technology for production and preparation food". The use of non-traditional species of crops and livestock products is one of the priority areas of FTA research. FTA is an equal opportunity employer highly supporting interdisciplinarity in science.

Job description

The postdoc position is offered for 12 months for applicants from all over the world, out of the Czech Republic. The position starts from 1 September 2018.  Applicants (within 7 years after obtaining PhD degree) can apply for the following topic or research area:

  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Food security
  • Sustainable food production

The postdoctoral researcher will be involved in a project on the New food and production processes and special foods for defined groups of inhabitants focusing on consumer behavioural analysis of agricultural products. The most current issue not only in developed countries but also in developing countries are demographic changes in the field of agriculture. Research activities with the use of foreign experience should also focus on migration issues and increasing the share of young agricultural managers, etc.

During the annual stay, the applicant will attend two international conferences to present the results achieved. The outcome of the mobility will also be the joint preparation of the project in the Horizon 2020 call for food security and sustainable agriculture.

Desired skills and experience

Doctoral degree in the area related to the research topic, good publication record with articles in international peer reviewed journals, experience in the field of Sustainable agriculture systems, food production and/or Food security, experience with sustainable use of resources, focusing on innovative behaviour in the agri-food sector. Fluency in English is required.

Application procedure

The suitable candidates will be interviewed online by the faculty board. Please submit your application electronically. Closing date for applications is the 31st of March 2018. The applications will be reviewed as they are received and interview calls scheduled accordingly.

The application should include:

  • Motivation letter with brief description of his/her plans
  • Professional CV including a summary of work experience, publication activity, involvement in research grants, etc.
  • Copy of Ph.D. diploma (or other degree equivalent to Ph.D. at level 8, according to the International Standard Classification of Education)
  • Copy of language certificate
  • Contact information of at least two references
  • At least 2 scientific publications from last 3 years
  • Other documents, which can support your application


For further enquiries and to apply, please contact Jana Hummelová by sending an e-mail to The application must be send as one single pdf, including all the requested materials.

The selection procedure:

31st of March 2018: Deadline for submission of the requested documents

April 2018: Skype interviews with candidates

1st May 2018: Final results of selection announcement

May-August 2018: Visa procedure and logistic preparation of the stay in the Czech Republic

September 2018: start of postdoc position for 12 months