Contest Point 4 - Research Associate - Returnee

Universities and Institutes of Croatia


December 24, 2021


  • Organisation/Company: RUĐER BOŠKOVIĆ INSTITUTE
  • Research Field: Biological sciences › Biology
  • Researcher Profile: Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • Application Deadline: 24/12/2021 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • Location: Croatia › Zagreb
  • Type Of Contract: Permanent
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 40
  • Research Associate in the Division for Marine and Environmental Research, Laboratory for Molecular Ecotoxicology in the field of DNA repair research.

    Eligibility criteria

    Prerequisites for Appointment to Scientific Position: In addition to the general conditions for employment, applicants must meet the requirements stipulated by the Scientific Activity and Higher Education Act and the Regulations on Supplementary Prerequisites for appointments to Scientific positions of the Ruđer Bošković Institute. The following should be attached to the application form: 1. Biography—general information, data on education, acquired professional qualifications and doctoral degree, professional work experience; 2. Evidence of academic degree and scientific title; 3. Brief summary of scientific activities in the last position held; 4. List of scientific papers and a list of the most cited papers; 5. Data confirming that the additional prerequisites have been met for appointment to the scientific position from Article 5. and Articles 6., 7., 8. and 9. of the Regulations on Supplementary Prerequisites for appointments to Scientific positions, including data on total citations, average citations, citations in books, monographs, textbooks, on principal authorship and the journal impact factor; 6. Abbreviated program (up to one page) of the planned research; 7. A list of proposed foreign scientists, from whom the Appointment Commission shall request written recommendations for the candidate, as follows: Applicants for appointment to the positions of research associate are required to attach – a list of two foreign scientists. The Appointment Commission shall request written recommendations for the candidate from the proposed foreign scientists. Appointment to a scientific position is for permanent employment.

    In addition to satisfying requirements for the R2-level position at Rudjer Boskovic Institute, the candidate should be a Croatian national with, following their graduation, at least four years of research work experience outside of the Croatian science system. Exceptionally, two years of experience is sufficient if the candidate graduated from and later worked at an institution listed within the top 300 institutions on the “Academic Rank of World Universities”. Alternatively, the candidate can be a non-Croatian national with at least one year of funding for their work in Croatia and, following graduation, three years of research work experience within the top 300 institutions on the “Academic Rank of World Universities”.

    Additional comments

    Applicants who have earned their higher educational qualifications outside Croatia must attach to their application for a scientific position the Ruling on the Recognition of Foreign Higher Educational Qualifications issued by the Agency for Science and Higher Education or a receipt for the submission of an Application for the said Ruling. An application for a hiring competition for a research position, together with the aforementioned required items and the title of the scientific position for which the applicant is applying must be submitted within a period of 30 days from the date of the announcement of the competition in Narodne novine The Official Gazette of the Republic of Croatia to the following address: Ruđer Bošković Institute, Human Resources Department, Bijenička cesta 54, 10000, Zagreb, and should be marked ''Za natječaj – Contest point 4” Hiring Competition. In accordance with Article 13 of the Gender Equality Act, persons of both sexes may compete in hiring competitions. Regulations on Supplementary Prerequisites for Appointments to Scientific Positions and Excerpt from RBI Statute (Prerequisites for Appointment to the Professional Ranks and Positions) can be viewed on the website https:// www. sluzbe/Natj... and https:// www. Late applications and applications without proof that the required prerequisites have been met will not be considered.

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    Required Research Experiences
  • Biological sciences › Biology

  • More than 10

    Offer Requirements
  • Biological sciences: PhD or equivalent

  • ENGLISH: Good


    Significant experience in the research work and laboratory techniques using zebrafish (Danio Rerio) as an animal research model.

    Specific Requirements

    Research experience and competencies in the application of zebrafish functional genomics, including the CRISPR / Cas genome editing approach.

    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: RUĐER BOŠKOVIĆ INSTITUTE
  • Department: Division for Marine and Environmental Research
  • Organisation Type: Public Research Institution
  • Website: https:// www. Marine-and-Environmenta...
  • E-Mail:
  • Country: Croatia
  • City: Zagreb
  • Postal Code: 10000
  • Street: Bijenička street 54