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Senior Researcher in the field of Environment/Ecology

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    Mendel University in Brno
    Environmental scienceEcology
    Established Researcher (R3)
    14/10/2021 21:00 - Europe/Athens
    Czech Republic › Brno


he Dean of the Faculty of AgriSciences of Mendel University in Brno (MENDELU) hereby announces a selection procedure for a work stay of a Senior Researcher from abroad in the field of Environment/Ecology.

Duration of mobility: 3 months

Estimated start of mobility: August, September 2022

The amount of work time during the period of mobility: 1,0 FTE (fulltime) on MENDELU with a place of work in the Czech Republic – Brno.

Application deadline: October 14, 2021


Research topics of the Senior Researcher at MENDELU

Main research topic: biochar-based amendments in environmental remediation

  • determination characteristics of biochar-based amendments (BBA) and their potential environmental risk
  • evaluation the interactive effects of BBA in terms of their type, dosage, mode of application on the properties of remediated soil in the soil-metal-BBA-plant system
  • analysis of metal redistribution and dynamics of metal immobilization in the soil-metal-BBA-plant systems
  • investigation the biological effects of BBA in the soil-metal-BBA-plant systems
  • BBA amendments in agro-environment for sustainable soil quality and soil health
  • assessment the efficiency of BBA for agriculture and environment management

More Information


  • work in an institution that has received the HR Excellence in Research Award from the European Commission
  • meal allowance (Ticket Restaurant Card/Canteen)
  • discounted MultiSport Card

Selection process

The Selection Committee decides on the selection of the particular candidate.

Additional comments

Additional comments

Funding of the mobility will be fully covered by the Operational Programme Research, Development and Education; project “MENDELU international development II” (reg. no. CZ.02.2.69/0.0/0.0/18_053/0016930)

Offer Requirements



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

  1. 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.


  2. 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”.

Specific Requirements

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





Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Mendel University in Brno
Czech Republic
Czech republic
Zemědělská 1

EURAXESS offer ID: 683695


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