Announcement of the Call for Applications under the Program:
Call No. 02_18_053 for International Mobility of Researchers, Technical and Administrative Staff in Priority Axis 2 of the OP
Project Name: Mobility Support at UP II.
Supported Activity: 1 – Post-docs from abroad in the Czech Rep.
Mobility: 1 – Post-doc from abroad in the Czech Rep. (PrF_2_LRR_5)
Mobility Location: Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic
Duration: 6 months
Term: March 2021 – August 2021
Laboratory of growth regulators offers 6-month working stay for post-doc coming from abroad. At the department there is a research group (coordinated by Dr. Miroslav Kvasnica) that has long-time experiences in synthesis of different types of steroids with biological activities (e.g. anticancer, neuroprotective, plant growth promoting, anti-inflammatory etc.). Since 2020 the team leader is coordinating two projects of the Czech Science Foundation to investigate anticancer and neuroprotective effects of natural and synthetic steroids. Research group is also currently working on synthesis and biological activities of plant hormones brassinosteroids and their synthetic analogues. Due to the focus of our laboratory, the candidate should have experiences in steroid chemistry (especially chemistry of brassinosteroids).
The researcher is obliged to actively participate in a conference / seminar / workshop, etc. organized by the hosting institution at least once in every six months of the mobility.
Support for the Researcher’s Family: NO
Salary Offered: 63 500 CZK (gross wages)
Requirements for candidates:
- The candidate is a post-doc in accordance with the definition; that is, a researcher up to 7 years after being granted the Ph.D. degree or its foreign equivalent [*1] (equivalent to level 8 of ISCED) as of the date of mobility beginning, and
- Has been active outside the Czech Republic in the field of science and research with the working time of at least 0.5 for at least 2 years (as of the date of mobility beginning) within the last 3 years, or was a Ph.D. student abroad, and
- Proves his/her publication activity (professional publications registered in the databases Web of Science, Scopus or ERIH PLUS, and at the same time publications in the form of “an article”, “book chapters”, “a letter” and “a review”) – at least 2 publication outputs in the last 3 years (as of the date of mobility beginning).
The candidates who fail to fulfil the criteria of Phase I set above will be excluded from the selection procedure. The candidates who fulfil the qualification criteria of Phase I proceed to the assessment within Phase II.
Phase II - Assessment method:
The fulfilment / non-fulfilment of exclusion criteria within Phase I, as well as the required expertise and requested documentation will be assessed by a committee consisting of at least three members.
The individual candidates will be assessed by the committee at a common meeting according to the following criteria:
The number and quality of articles in impact factor journals and other publications
Possible rating: min. 0, max. 30 points
Participation in scientific-research projects (international, national)
Possible rating: min. 0, max. 10 points
Benefits for the hosting institution within the respective field of study (scientific field) the candidate is applying for
Possible rating: min. 0, max. 10 points
The maximum rating achievable is 50 points. When assessing the candidates with regard to criteria 1 and 2, the particular candidate achieves the number of points for fulfilling the particular criterion in accordance with the objectively identifiable value set above. When assessing the candidates with regard to criterion 3 each member of the selection committee awards the points to the particular candidate individually at his/her discretion. The final number of points for the particular candidate is the average of the rating awarded by the individual committee members. The winner of the selection procedure is the candidate who has achieved the most points in the assessment of the individual criteria.
A written record of the assessment procedure will be made, including the information about the composition of the assessment committee, the criteria of candidate assessment, the reasoning of ratings, and the name of the winner.
The results of the assessment procedure will be published on the UP website.
Completed application form with all the requested attachements (form attached).
All documents listed above must be submitted in either Czech or English.
Successful candidates shall not be working at any other university or institution at the time of the expected beginning of their mobility. Any exception has to be requested within the admission procedure.
The applications may be submitted in the electronic form to the address email@example.com by 23th November 2020.
[*1] The given period may be extended for the period of maternal and parental leave, long-term illness (for more than 90 days), nursing a family member (for more than 90 days), preparation for an attestation, and military service.