We are looking for early-career researchers to join an ITMO laboratory or research center and offer expertise on a chosen scientific subject. Postdocs are expected to contribute to research conducted by the host lab or center through active cooperation with its staff, writing and publication of articles on the topic of their research at ITMO, and the sharing of their international experience with students.


Contract period:
Up to 3 years (a 1-year contract with possibility of extension)
Work format:
Permanent relocation to St. Petersburg
Remote work is not possible
116,500 RUB per month
(before 13% income tax)
  • PhD (or equivalent) received no more than 5 years ago
  • Publications in Q1, Q2 journals
  • Without prior employment history at ITMO University
    All aforementioned criteria are preferable, but not mandatory. Outstanding applicants with other professional achievements supported by extra documents are also welcome to apply.
Expected Results (KPIs)
  • Number of publications (in Web of Science and Scopus-indexed journals) with the single affiliation of ITMO:
    No less than 2 per year in collaboration with ITMO researchers and students
  • Cumulative SJR of publications with single ITMO affiliation:
    No less than 2
  • Short-term courses (3 ECTS) consisting of research-related lectures
    Please note: ITMO Fellowship Program deliverables cannot be substituted for deliverables of other ITMO University programs (for the purposes of reporting).
ITMO University provides all participants with:
How to apply
Applications are reviewed by the program committee six times a year according to the deadlines.
We expect successful candidates to begin their work at ITMO University within 6 months after the winners are announced.
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