Junior Group Leader in Environmental Science

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 Tato e-mailová adresa je chráněna před spamboty. Pro její zobrazení musíte mít povolen Javascript. 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