HR Excellence in Science
Date: 09.02.2022

Job: Director of the Biology Centre CAS

Board of the Biology Centre CAS (BC) announces a selection procedure for the position of the Director of the BC.

BC, located in České Budějovice, is among the largest and most productive research institutions in the Czech Republic. It is a multidisciplinary institute comprising five partially independent units with different research focus: Institutes of Entomology, Hydrobiology, Parasitology, Plant Molecular Biology, and Soil Biology. The Centre’s over 70 independent research groups, 300+ PhD-level researchers from across the globe, and 130+ doctoral students focus mainly on fundamental but also applied research, particularly in ecology, evolution, and biomedicine. The BC collaborates with several Czech universities on pre- and post-graduate student training.

The Director’s role includes strategic leadership, management, and work coordination of the BC Institutes. To fill this position, we are seeking an internationally renowned scientist with a well-established track in one of the research fields of BC as well as experience with managing a research institution, a large research group, and/or major international project(s). The Director represents the institution domestically and internationally, regularly interacts with academic partners, businesses and the public. Strong leadership and excellent interpersonal and communication skills are expected. Fluent command of English is necessary (the Czech language is not a prerequisite but a benefit); experience with the European research environment and legislation is a major asset.

Expected tenure: five years, from 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2027.


The deadline for receipt of applications is 28 February 2022. More information about the formal and legal requirements, and documents to provide with the application, are available in the BC website:

For more information/questions about the position or to submit your application package email: (the BC Secretary).




Biology Centre CAS
Branišovská 1160/31
370 05 České Budějovice
Data box: r84nds8


+420 387 775 111 (switchboard)
+420 387 775 051 (secretariat)
+420 778 468 552 (for media)

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