Contest Point 8 – Doctoral Student

Universities and Institutes of Croatia


October 21, 2022


  • Organisation/Company: RUĐER BOŠKOVIĆ INSTITUTE
  • Research Field: Biological sciences Chemistry Environmental science Geosciences Physics
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • Application Deadline: 21/10/2022 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • Location: Croatia › Rovinj
  • Type Of Contract: Temporary
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 40
  • Doctoral Student (Assistant) position in the Center for Marine Research, Laboratory for Evolutionary Ecology.

    The PhD student will be associated with the Croatian Science Foundation project „ The molecular life of the Adriatic Sea Phytoplankton (Adri LIFE)“. This interdisciplinary project encompasses research of marine phytoplankton dynamics through its yearly cycles by following composition and physiological characteristics of the community. Next to in situ and remote oceanographic data collection we will analyse long time data series and work with data bases. The PhD candidate will work on automatic collection and analysis of large sets of oceanographic data and will be expected to master all of these techniques and develop a broad range of key transferrable skills in the field of environmental research and data science in oceanography, the PhD candidate will be expected to enrol in the doctoral study program in Oceanology at the Faculty of Science of the University of Zagreb.

    Eligibility criteria

    Masters degree (or equivalent) in the field of biology or or chemistry or physics or geophysics or interdisciplinary graduate study in environmental sciences.

    Applications should include: resume, appropriate diploma or certificate of completion of the study, a transcript of passed courses and GPA, e-mail contact of at least one person for a recommendation, and other evidence that the conditions and additional criteria are fulfilled. Appointment to an Assistant position is for a temporary period of 5 years, with a probationary period of 6 months. Doctoral students are required to enroll in doctoral studies program.

    Additional comments

    An application to the hiring competition for this professional position, together with the aforementioned required items and the title of the professional 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, Zagreb, and should be marked ''Za natječaj – Contest point 8 – Doctoral Student”.

    In accordance with Article 13 of the Gender Equality Act, persons of both sexes may compete in hiring competitions.

    If the candidate for the Assistant - Doctoral student position who was already been employed in an assistant position financed from the state budget of the Republic of Croatia, the employment relationship will be based on the remaining 5 years of the study.

    The advertisement in Croatian can be viewed on the website https:// www. za-radna-mjesta i https:// www.

    The selected candidates who achieved their higher qualifications outside Croatia will be required to obtain the Ruling on the Recognition of Foreign Higher Educational Qualifications issued by the Agency for Science and Higher Education before the signing of the employment contract.

    https: // www. procedure-for-professional-recognition-of-foreign-heq.

    Persons claiming priority in employment in accordance with the provisions of Article 102 of the Act on Croatian Homeland War Veterans and Members of Their Families (https: // vas-zanimati/15-kako-se-ostvaruje-pravo-prednosti-pri-zaposljavanju-prema- zakonu-o-hrvatskim-braniteljima-iz-domovinskog-rata-i-clanovima-njihovih- obitelji/2166) and in which there are no obstacles from Article 104 of that Law, they are obliged to submit all the necessary documentation from Article 103 of that Law, in order to be able to achieve that advantage.

    Late applications and applications without proof that the required prerequisites have been met will not be considered.

    Web site for additional job details

    https:// www.

    Offer Requirements
  • Environmental science: Master Degree or equivalent

  • ENGLISH: Good


    Average scores on from the university studies (undergraduate, graduate or interdisciplinary study) that will ensure enrolment in the doctoral study program in Oceanology at the Faculty of Science of the University of Zagreb.

    Specific Requirements

    It is considered advantageous for PhD candidates who have the following: awards and prizes for excellence in studying and research work, participation in scientific research work, co-authoship of papers, personal presentations at scientific meetings, proficiency in speaking and writing English, experience in laboratory and field work (research vessel), analyses of big data (oceanographic data), willingness for field work (several days). Preference will be given to candidates who have experience or high interest for work with data bases, statistical analyses and remote sensors.

    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: RUĐER BOŠKOVIĆ INSTITUTE
  • Organisation Type: Public Research Institution
  • Website: https:// www.
  • E-Mail:
  • Country: Croatia
  • City: Rovinj
  • State/Province: Croatia
  • Postal Code: 52210
  • Street: Giordano Paliaga 5
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