Job Opportunities

Postdoctoral Research of the REFRESH project

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The Dean of the Faculty of Social Studies of the University of Ostrava announces a selection procedure for the position of 

  • Postdoctoral Research of the REFRESH project

This is a post to be filled in accordance with the terms of the REFRESH project - Research Excellence For Region Sustainability and High-tech Industries (project registration number CZ.10.03.01/00/22_003/0000048).


  • non-academic - postdoctoral fellow

Type of systematised post

  • Postdoc I

Expected onset

  • 1st January 2024 (or according to agreement)

Expected amount of working time

  • 40 % (or according to agreement)

Work contract

  • fixed term, i.e. until 31th December 2027 (for the duration of the REFRESH project)

Salary conditions

  • according to the valid OU wage regulation

Language in which the selection procedure will be conducted

  • Czech/English

Qualifications and other requirements

  • Ph.D. degree in social work, social policy, political science or a related field,
  • knowledge of security issues and the ability to carry out independent research in this field,
  • active publishing and international cooperation in research on organised crime, social exclusion, extremism or other criminological topics,
  • EU research level: R2 – Recognized,
  • English language skills at B2 level, good written and oral communication skills in English,
  • aptitude for developing independent scientific research activities.

Description of the job:

The postdoc will be involved in:

  • co-solving complex research/development tasks within a specific project,
  • submitting other research projects or small-scale contractual cooperation projects (e.g. junior grants),
  • collaborating in a research team with foreign researchers,
  • active publishing activities according to the requirements of the field and in accordance with the requirements of the OU standards of creative activity,
  • securing research funding (submitting grants, seeking opportunities for contractual research collaboration),
  • developing innovative scientific research activities at the OU,
  • publishing results obtained in a given field of research,
  • teaching in bachelor's or master's degree programmes or, with the approval of the Faculty's Scientific Council, as a consultant in doctoral degree programmes (including supervision and review of theses).

Documents required (in the Czech language):

Send all the above-mentioned documents for the selection process electronically to the email address no later than 21th December 2023.

The first round of the selection procedure will take place without the presence of the candidates by means of an assessment of the submitted materials by the selection committee.

The Dean of the Faculty of Social Studies reserves the right to invite only selected candidates to a personal meeting. It also reserves the right not to select any candidate. The selection procedure may be shortened, cancelled or repeated at the initiative of the Dean of the Faculty.


University of Ostrava
Faculty of Social Studies
HR Department
Alena Kwintová
Mlýnská 5
702 00 Ostrava
Czech Republic