We are a research campus with a strong tradition in biosciences focused on complex ecological, evolutionary & developmental aspects of LIFE.

Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice

is looking for excellent candidates for a position of

Junior Group Leader in Environmental Science

What would be your main responsibilities

  • to establish, develop & lead his/her own independent research team.
  • to develop your own research topics
  • to find synergy with other research groups at the faculty,
  • to apply for international & national research grants (e.g. ERC, GACR JUNIOR STAR, etc.),
  • to motivate and help with a professional growth of your team

The start-up package includes

  • opportunity to establish own independent research group,
  • 60 000 EUR (1.5 M CZK) for 1 year (including salary 1 FTE),
  • possible extension of the employment contract based on the evaluation,
  • office & laboratory space,
  • access to available research infrastructure & equipment,
  • opportunity to tutor BSc, MSc & PhD students,
  • professional career development of team members,
  • English speaking, stimulating & friendly international research environment,
  • HR Award certificate, www.jcu.cz/about-the-university/development/hr-award-hrs4r
  • professional administration support and help with all personal, economic, legal, project, IT, intellectual property needs,
  • flexible working time, 5 weeks of vacation,
  • meals allowance, special mobile services, university kindergarten,
  • work-life balance in a historical middle-sized university city, www.budejce.cz/en/.

Competitive candidates are expected to

  • receive a PhD diploma between 01 Jan 2014 – 31 Dec 2019 (or earlier by parental leave period),
  • have international research experience & excellent knowledge of English,
  • spend at least 2 years outside the Czech Republic as a postdoc in 3 years prior to the beginning of the position,
  • publish at least 2 reviewed articles between Jan 2019 – Dec 2020,
  • start his/her work at the faculty between 01 Jun 2021 – 01 Jan 2022, or by an agreement,
  • ask innovative scientific questions,
  • have a vision of own high-risk-high-gain independent research projects,
  • demonstrate a promising track record including publications & funding,

Please submit (1) your structured CV (max 4 pages), (2) motivation letter (max 1 page), (3) detailed description of your planned research projects (max 4 pages), (5) copy of your PhD diploma & (6) two references via e-mail to jobs@prf.jcu.cz by Sunday 31 Jan 2021. Interviews with selected applicants will be held in February 2021.

For more information, please consult : www.prf.jcu.cz/en