We are looking for a new colleague specializing in forest ecosystems, forest ecology, primary production, resistance and resilience of forest tree species.

Project Researcher II for the Department of Forest Ecology

The staff of the Department of Forest Ecology are involved in teaching curricula focused on knowledge of the structure and functioning of forest ecosystems and understanding the principles of systems analysis in assessing the impacts of a changing environment on forests. Their research focuses on the study of the structure, production, processes and stability of ecosystems, with an emphasis on sustainable management and biodiversity conservation.

What will be your workload?

  • evaluation of primary production in floodplain forests, their resistence and resilience
  • evaluation of managemental measures and its effect on primary production
  • 20 % of workload will be related with another type of forest ecosystem
  • working in labs, office and field (forest ecosystems)
  • publishing in original scientific journals (Scopus, WoS)
  • participating in the preparation of scientific projects (NAZV, TAČR, COST…)
  • reviewing of student final theses as needed

What do we require from you?

  • a university degree (master’s degree) in forestry, landscape science or ecology
  • knowledge of English, both written and verbal, ability to publish in English
  • experience of programming in R-studio (Treeclim, dendroTools, dendRolAB,rTG, pointRes)
  • knowledge of Python, ImageJ, Roxas
  • manual dexterity
  • independence
  • driving license for cars
  • ability to work with a map and experience with pointing in the forest (GPS, FieldMap…)

What research experience do we require?

  • minimum 5 years of experience in the field
  • knowledge of the entire process of scientific work from design planning, sampling, processing and evaluation to final presentation

What else do we appreciate?

  • previous involvement in projects with a similar theme
  • experience in international internships, conferences and publication of scientific results on the topic

What can we offer you?

  • involvement in a dynamically developing and friendly team
  • various workload during the year
  • 6 weeks of holiday
  • opportunity for professional training and development, up-skilling, courses and training
  • support for work-life balance
  • food allowance (Edenred Card/Menza)
  • discounted MultiSport card
  • the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of the university environment, such as sports courses at the Sports Activities Centre, the Counselling and Careers Centre, the Botanical Garden and Arboretum, recreation centres, libraries and the purchase of university products (game, eggs, beer, wine, Christmas trees, etc.)
  • University kindergarten, summer suburban camps for children of employees
  • working in an institution that has been awarded the HR Excellence in Research Award by the European Commission

Expected start: September 2023, a fixed-term employment contract for 3 years

Job status: 0,6 (24 hours per week)

Place of work: Brno and field trips to forest ecosystems in the Czech Republic

Are you interested in the position and would you like to become a member of the team?

Are you interested in the position and would you like to become a member of the team? Send us your application to mendelu@teamio.eu with the job position title in the subject by 31. 5. 2023, supported by:

  • professional CV
  • cover letter
  • list of publications

How does the recruitment process look like at our university? Find out on orlz.mendelu.cz/en/selection-procedure