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5 Postdoctoral Research Positions at the University of Bucharest, Romania

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The University of Bucharest, Romania, is launching the competition for 5 Postdoctoral research positions within the Interdisciplinary Research on Russia’s Geopolitics in the Black Sea and the Arctic Ocean project.

This project is funded by the EEA Financial Mechanism 2014-2021 in the Collaborative Research Programme, contract no. 35/2021, and it is implemented by the University of Bucharest through its Research Institute (ICUB).

Period of employment: 12 months – starting with July/August 2022.

Work quota: partial, 84 hours per month, in Bucharest.

Amenities: monthly gross salary of 6806 lei (around 4400 lei net pay); participation funding in international scientific conferences; abroad research traineeship; access to the project’s facilities.

Job description of the postdoctoral researcher and the types of activities included in the research quota:

– applied research on a subject within the project’s theme

– writing a minimum of two scientific studies, which must be sent for publishing in relevant peer-reviewed academic journals

– presenting a minimum of 2 scientific papers within relevant peer-reviewed academic conferences

– writing a minimum of one article per month, of approximatively 6000 characters for the project’s webpage, according to research field or expertise

– collaborating in creating a database with bibliographical data on the project’s subject

– collaborating in creating the research centre’s digital library

– participating in bimonthly meetings to analyse research progress

– for those that do not know Russian, learning the language within the intensive course organised within the project

– collaborating with the research team in the organization and unrolling of academic events within the project

– writing a monthly activity report within the project.

Required Qualifications:

– PhD title in one of the following fields: Political Sciences; International Relations and European Studies; History; Economic Sciences; Geography; Environmental Science, received within the last 10 years.

– research experience;

– the proposed research subject must fit the theme of the Interdisciplinary Research on Russia’s Geopolitics in the Black Sea and the Arctic Ocean project;

– good skills of English;

– knowledge of Russian and/or Ukrainian is not mandatory, but represents an advantage;- ability to use a computer – the Office package (minimum of Word and Excel) and in researching online sources.

The application dossier for contest will contain the following documents:

– Curriculum Vitae, which must contain information regarding studies, professional and research experience;

– List of scientific publications;

– Letter of interest describing how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position, written in English, about 4000 characters;

– Research project, written in English, which must fit the theme of the Interdisciplinary Research on Russia’s Geopolitics in the Black Sea and the Arctic Ocean project (details on www.russianstudiesromania.eu);

– Names and contact information of three references;

– Copies of the documents which attest the level of education and of other documents which attest the completion of specialisations and/or the fulfilling of the specific conditions;

– Request for entry into the contest, addressed to the University’s Rector;

– Copy of an ID, or any other document which attests one’s identity, according to the law;

– Birth certificate, marriage certificate (where appropriate)

– Criminal record or statement on one’s own responsibility that the candidate has no criminal record

– Medical certificate which attests one’s appropriate health status, issued by the candidate’s family doctor or by competent medical authorities;

– Agreement regarding the processing of personal data.

All documents will be sent by email, in one file pdf format, according to the timetable to: concursuri@hr.unibuc.ro

The evaluation and selection stages:

1. Selection the contest dossiers

2. Evaluating the research projects

3. Interview

The interview will take place in English. The schedule for interview will be notified to each selected candidate by email.

Contest Timetable

11th of May – 9th of June, 2022: Dossier submission by email at the Directorate for Human Resources: concursuri@hr.unibuc.ro and verifying the dossier’s documents;

9th of June, 2022, until 15,30 o’clock: Deadline for submission;

10th of June, 2022: The selection of dossiers by the evaluation committee and the publishing the results of the dossiers’ selection. Only the applicants with required qualifications and complete dossier will be accepted!

14th of June, 2022, until 15,30 o’clock: Submitting appeals regarding the results of the dossiers’ selection;

15th of June, 2022: Publishing the results of the appeals’ resolution and the final list of the selected dossiers;

16th of June, 2022: Evaluating the research projects;

17th of June, 2022: Publishing the results of the research projects’ evaluation;

20th of June, 2022, until 15,30 o’clock: Submitting appeals to the evaluation of research projects;

21st of June, 2022: Publishing the results of the appeals’ resolution, the final list of the selected candidates for the interview and the timetable of interviews;

22nd of June, 2022: The Interview, scheduled for each candidate and the publishing the results of the interviews;

23rd of June, 2022, until 15,30 o’clock: Submitting appeals to the interviews’ evaluation;

24th of June, 2022: Publishing the results of the appeals’ resolution and the final list of the selected candidates;

Nota Bene! In the case of citizens outside the EU / EEA, activity will commence after receiving the necessary permits from the Immigration Service. Details on: http://igi.mai.gov.ro/en/content/scientific-research

For any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us via e-mail to Assoc. Prof. Marius Diaconescu, assistant manager in the project: mariusdiaconescu@istorie.unibuc.ro

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