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Posted: 3. 4. 2023

Researcher-entomologist & Editor in chief

Institute of Entomology

Employment contract






31. 5. 2023

Job description:

We are looking for the researcher-entomologist and the editor in chief of a scientific journal European Journal of Entomology at the Institute of Entomology (http://www.entu.cas.cz/en/homepage/), Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic.

The successful candidate will conduct his own research within the broad field of Entomology and, at the same, work as the editor in chief in the European Journal of Entomology (https://www.eje.cz/) published by the Institute of Entomology.



Entomology / Zoology / Ecology / Physiology

Desired skills and experience:

• PhD in entomology, zoology, ecology, physiology or related fields,
• Proven ability to pursue scientifically challenging questions, high motivation and a vision for creative research,
• Strong publication record (commensurate with the career stage),
• Broad overview in the field of entomology,
• Experience with editorial work in scientific journal,
• Good computer skills (mainly text and graphics editors),
• Excellent written and spoken English.


• 5 weeks of paid holiday per year in total for 1 FTE
• Subsidized lunches in our own canteen
• Standard health insurance and social security
• Benefits from Social fund and student benefits
• Working in a stable, prestigious research institution of international importance
• Welcome service and further support for foreigners (HR Award)
• Friendly & stimulating international working environment
• Work-life balance in a middle-sized university city offering options for outdoor, sport & cultural activities
• Free language classes (Czech for foreigners, English for Czechs)
• Opportunity to take part in mentoring programmes as a mentor or a mentee
• Concessionary mobile tariff and banking services at the contractual operator and bank
• Access to accommodation in dormitories at the campus shared by the Biology Centre and the University of South Bohemia (for PhD students)

Additional information:

Details of the position:

Further information may be obtained upon a request from the director of the Institute of Entomology prof. Vojtěch Novotný (novotny@entu.cas.cz).



The Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences holds the HR Excellence in Research Award. Our selection process meets European standards for recruitment of researchers (https://www.bc.cas.cz/en/employees/candidates/otm-r/) and we provide our employees from abroad with welcome service (visa application, administration, relocation & settlement support).

Ceske Budejovice (2 hours south of the capital Prague) is a middle-sized city with ca. 100K inhabitants, relaxed atmosphere, over 750 years of tradition and a breathtaking countryside around. Both the town and the surrounding countryside provide numerous opportunities for research and leisure activities. There is also a growing international expert community at the Biology Centre CAS (BC CAS, https://www.bc.cas.cz/en/) and the University of South Bohemia (USB, https://www.jcu.cz/en/). In addition to that, the living costs are still low by international standards. Check out our Guide for Expats (https://www.bc.cas.cz/en/employees/) to read about life in the city and the Czech Republic.

Foreign applicants will receive assistance with relocation to the Czech Republic. The Institute can also help secure non-commercial accommodation on the joint campus of the Biology Centre and the University. Free Czech language courses are available to foreign staff and students to help them achieve a basic level of language proficiency in everyday situations. The position includes standard health and social security benefits, 25 days of paid leave per year, support for boarding, recreational and holiday activities, a free mobile phone, coverage of expenses for necessary travel and SW/HW, and assistance with moving family members. The Biology Centre’s ongoing collaboration with the University opens up the opportunity to supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students and to be involved in teaching specialised courses as part of the post.

How to apply:

Applicants should submit the following documents via the REPLY button below by 31 May 2023.

1) Cover letter outlining main research interests,
2) CV including a full list of publications,
3) Copy of PhD diploma,
4) Contact details of references.

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