Assistant Professor of Plant Evolution and Systematics Department of Botany, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic Deadline: 31st March 2017
We are seeking an experienced independent researcher to join the academic staff of the Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague. The successful candidate will become member of the Vascular Plant Unit, a research team addressing a broad range of evolutionary questions in vascular plants such as evolution through genome duplication, breeding system variation, phylogenomics and phylogeography incl. potential practical implications for plant conservation and biodiversity assessment (taxonomy).
We offer - a full institutionally-funded position for min 3 years in rates markedly exceeding the average Czech salary - academic career growth and perspective of extension into a long-term contract - support for establishment in foreign language environment - support for submission of Czech and international grant proposals - work in an inspiring academic environment in daily contact with students in the historical centre of the UNESCO heritage site of Prague
We require - strong scientific track record including regular publications in international journals - full scientific independence, enthusiasm for team building and collaboration - experience in grant project management - moderate teaching load (the extent negotiable) - supervision of Master and PhD students
Desirable but not required - experience from a working environment outside the Czech Republic - experience with evolutionary research in vascular plants (e.g., population genetics, genomics, phylogenomics) - good background in statistical analysis of ecological and/or molecular data - teaching experience in the academic environment
Please, send your CV, list of publications, contact of two referees, a short motivation letter specifying your major motivation how to contribute the research environment at the Dept. of Botany (https://botany.natur.cuni.cz/cevnate), legalized copy of PhD certificate by March 31st 2017 to the Faculty of Science, Charles University, Albertov 6, CZ-12843, Prague. For questions regarding the position requirements and the application submission process please contact the Head of the Vascular Plant Unit at the Department of Botany, Dr. Tomás Fér (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The position is available from September 2017, with negotiable starting