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 suitable candidates for a position of

Project Assistant in Animal Migration Ecology

The new research group led by Dr Vojtěch Kubelka from Department of Zoology and
Centre for Polar Ecology at the Faculty of Sciences, University of South Bohemia has
recently won a prestigious Junior Star GAČR grant: Animal migrations in a changing
world – Movements for reproduction to higher latitudes: still advantageous strategy or
maladaptive behaviour?
and seeks to appoint a project assistant in this new project.

What would be your main responsibilities

• Administrative activities (project purchases, business trips administration,
project permissions, simply assisting principal investigator and team members
with diverse administrative tasks)
• Communication with researchers, students and faculty staff and meetings
organization (managing webpages, helping guest and foreign researchers,
group meetings, teambuilding activities organization etc.)
• Coordination of the information flow among team members (within Czech
Republic as well online to foreign countries) and relevant Faculty of Science
University of South Bohemia offices
• Lab work (mostly samples preparation and management)
• Helping with the fieldwork in South Bohemia (in case of interest)
• Carrying out any other practical activities that are deemed necessary for the
success of the project

What we offer
• Three-years position with the possibility of extension
• Half-time job (50%), suitable also for parents with older children or students at
later years of study
• Flexible working time, very diverse and creative work
• Possibility of fieldwork participation in case of interest
• English and Czech speaking, stimulating & friendly international research
• HR Award certificate, jcu.cz/about-the-university/development/hr-award-hrs4r
• Professional administration support and help with all personal, economic,
legal, project, IT, intellectual property needs
• Competitive salary + possible bonusses,
• Meals allowance, special mobile services, university kindergarten
• Work-life balance in a historical middle-sized university city, budejce.cz/en/

Competitive candidates are expected to have
• High school degree as minimum education
• Use of English and Czech languages at everyday basis
• Valid driving licence (B type)
• Interest in biology and environment of research projects
• Good relation to the field research as well as samples processing in the lab
• Carefulness and thoroughness in everyday situations
• Great organizational and communication skills to manage diverse tasks
• Flexibility and proactive approach to tasks solving, creativity
• Budgetary and general administrative skills
• Willingness to proactively help team members and the project
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate within a team-based
environment, ability to work effectively both in a team and independently


Interested candidates should contact us at jobs@prf.jcu.cz. Applications should
include CV (max 4 pages), with at least 3 reference contacts and max 2 pages
motivation letter. Both documents in English should be sent to before the deadline.

Deadline for applications: 5th February 2023

Position start: ideally in February 2023 but it is negotiable.