Senior Researcher in the field of Environment/Ecology

Updated: 11 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 14 Oct 2021


The person selected to participate in the mobility must, to the start of the mobility, simultaneously meet the following criteria:

  • Be a Senior Researcher from abroad - A Senior Researcher shall mean a Researcher who was awarded a Ph.D. degree or similar (equivalent to Level 8 according to ISCED) 7 and more years ago and worked for at least 2 years over the period of the last 3 years in an organisation/organisations outside the Czech Republic in the field of research, with working time at least 0,5 FTE. Czech citizens are not excluded.
  • Meet the following performance criteria of a Senior Researcher:
    • H-index – minimum value of 10 (the Web of Science or Scopus is a source for evidence of required h-index value)
    • A contribution in at least one international grant or national grant over the last 5 years as a solver or co-solver
    • Publication activity – in the last 5 years at least 3 publication outputs (see Definitions of the terms used at the end of this document)

    Definitions of the terms used

    International grants shall mean funds received by the researcher in international grant competitions, particularly in Horizon 2020, but also in other international programmes and schemes when an international or multinational institution decides on the selection of the grant beneficiary in the competition (e.g. European Commission, COST, European Science Foundation, foreign grant agency, foreign foundation awarding research grants etc.). At the same time, the International Grant must meet the following conditions: a) it is an international grant in the RDE field, b) projects from different states compete with each other, c) at least a portion of the funds received (private or public) originate from foreign sources.

    Mobility shall mean a working stay of a Researcher from abroad in the Czech Republic.

    National grants shall mean funds received by the researcher in grant competitions at the national level in the RDE field. Internal grants of individual organisations/institutions cannot be deemed national grants.

    Publication activity shall mean an expert publication registered in Thomson Reuters Web of Science, Scopus or ERIH PLUS databases and at the same time, publications such as “articles”, “books”, “book chapters”, “letters” and “reviews”.

    The applicant for the selection procedure submits the following documents electronically, ideally in one zip file:

    1. Diploma (or recognition)

    2. Professional CV with a reference to publication activity

    3. Document(s) proving activities outside the Czech Republic for 2 years over the course of the last 3 years (can be submitted in the professional CV)

    4. Evidence of the h-index value with applicant's signature (an extract from the Web of Science or Scopus)

    5. Motivation letter, where the link to MENDELU will be described – previous or current cooperation with the workplace at MENDELU where the researcher will work. The benefits of such cooperation will be considered

    6. Short description of planned research activities on which the Researcher will work during the mobility including description of connections to research conducted before the mobility

    7. Justification of the need for realization of the mobility considering the research field and a particular workplace where the mobility will be realized, as well as the relevance of the research. The objectives and benefits of mobility must be specific and clearly defined (e.g. the establishment of new or expansion of existing cooperation, establishing of contacts with the workplace, knowledge transfer, the transfer of research methods etc.)

    8. Schedule of mobility

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