Postdoctoral research position (f/m) at the Department of Experimental and Functional Morphology

A two-year postdoc research position is opening at the Department of Experimental and Functional Morphology of the Institute of Botany.


Main responsibilities and duties:

We are looking for a highly motivated independent postdoctoral researcher interested in working with the team at Jitka Klimešová’s lab at the Dept. of Experimental and Functional Morphology on topics related to clonality, belowground functional traits and plant morphology and architecture.

The postdoc will be responsible for extending the database of clonal plants from Central Europe (CLO-PLA) to Southern Europe, specifically to Mediterranean plant species. He/she will organize sampling of field data on clonal morphology of selected Mediterranean herbs (France, Greece, Italy), and describe their clonal and bud bank traits. He/she will develop a methodology on how to describe the architecture of clonal growth based on principles (Montpellier school of plant architecture) used so far mainly in woody plants. The postdoc will be expected to work in collaboration with other team members but independently, to produce peer-reviewed publications in recognized international journals, to supervise undergraduate and graduate students, and to present results at an international conference.



  • PhD degree or equivalent in botany, plant science or ecology
  • knowledge of plant functional traits, clonal traits and plant architectural traits
  • experience with sampling belowground and aboveground plant traits in the field
  • experience with scientific writing
  • independent and systematic way of work paired with good communication skills
  • English (excellent)
  • driver´s license


Application deadline:                  24 January 2022

Send applications to:         , subject ExFuMo 01

Starting date:                                  1 February 2022 (at the earliest)

Type of employment:                  1.00 FTE (i.e., 40 hrs/week)

Duration:                                            two years (end date 31 December 2023, with a possible extension)

Location:                                            Třeboň, Czech Republic

More information: Postdoctoral-research-position-Dept.-of-Experimental-and-Functional-Morphology-2.docx [docx, 23 KB]