About Postdoc and Fellowship tracks

 

Postdoc Fellow
General Description

We are looking for young, early-career researchers to join the work of an ITMO laboratory or research center and offer expertise on a chosen scientific sphere.

Postdocs are expected to contribute to the research held in the hosting lab or center by active cooperation with its staff, writing and publishing articles on the topic of collaborative scientific work, and sharing their international experience with the students.

An ideal candidate for the position of Fellow should be ready to carry out independent research projects with ITMO scientists and students and to show the outstanding group leading skills.

Interdisciplinary projects will be given an additional advantage during application evaluation.

Eligibility
  • PhD (or equivalent) completed no more than 5 years ago; for holders of Russian PhD: minimum 3 years of international experience in one of the world's leading universities
  • Without prior employment history at ITMO University
  • PhD holders; for holders of Russian PhD: minimum 3 years of international experience in world's leading universities 
  • Assistant/ associate professor position at world’s leading university preferable
  • Without prior employment history at ITMO University
  • H-index from 7 preferable
Contract Period
  • 1 to 3 years

  • 2nd and 3rd-year extension are subject to mutual agreement between the Postdoc and ITMO University

  • The position requires permanent relocation for the period of contract

     

  • 1 to 3 years

  • 2nd and 3rd-year extension are subject to mutual agreement between the Fellow and ITMO University.

  • The position requires permanent relocation for the period of contract

Expected Results  (KPIs)
  • Number of publications (in Web of Science and Scopus databases) with the single affiliation of ITMO: no less than 2 per year in collaboration with ITMO researchers and students

  • Cumulative SJR of the publications with single ITMO affiliation: no less than 2

  • Open lectures and/or seminars for the students: no less than 3 per year.

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  • Number of publications (in Web of Science and Scopus databases) with the single affiliation of ITMO: no less than 3 per year in collaboration with ITMO researchers (young scientists, PhDs and MSc preferable)

  • Cumulative SJR of the publications with single ITMO affiliation: no less than 3

  • Participation in the major international scientific conferences as a speaker representing ITMO University: no less than 1 per year

  • Application for the additional external funding, including but not limited to international research grants: no less than 1 per year with a minimum of 450,000 rubles funding (equivalent to approx. 7 150 USD*) 

  • Supervision of master's thesis (with co-publishing of research results): no less than 2 during the period of the employment contract

  • Short-term courses of research-related lectures

Please note: ITMO Fellowship and Professorship Program deliverables cannot be substituted for deliverables of other ITMO University programs (for the purposes of reporting).

* According to USD to Russian Ruble average exchange rate in March 2020.

Compensation

116 500 RUB (before taxes, equivalent to approx. 1 598 USD)* salary per month

* According to USD to Russian Ruble average exchange rate in March 2020.

200 000 RUB (before taxes, equivalent to approx. 2 743 USD)* salary per month

Additional allowance: 200 000 RUB (equivalent to approx. 2 743 USD)* per year.**

According to USD to Russian Ruble average exchange rate in March 2020.

** Additional allowance can be used:

  • for purchasing equipment and materials required for the prospective research;

  • business trips to major international conferences as an invited speaker (only round trips from/to St. Petersburg are acceptable);

  • publishing fees in high-ranked open access journals

Please note: the money not used in the current year cannot be transferred to the consecutive year.

How to Apply

You may find the step-by-step instruction in the "Application" section. 

Please note: successful candidates for the position of Postdoc or Fellow may be invited to ITMO for a personal interview and a trial seminar for the students.

Applications are processed according to the deadlines. Please check “Dates and results” for the relevant information.

We expect successful candidates to start their work at ITMO University within 6 months after the winners are announced.

If you have any questions, please contact us.