Pavel Plevka Petra Rajsnerová


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Call for registration of potential members of Search Committees – for major projects supported under OP RDI in the Czech Republic

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic – the Managing Authority of the Operational Programme Research and Development for Innovation (a major R&D programme in the Czech Republic) - will in the period of 5 upcoming years establish about 40 so-called Centres of Excellence (within Priority Axis 1) and Regional R&D Centres (within Priority Axis 2) funded under the Operational programme.

The Ministry together with the respective applicants have decided to pay the highest attention to the recruitment of the two top management positions – scientific director and executive director – of the six largest R&D centres supported via the Operational Programme, namely:

  • Biotechnology and Biomedicine Research Centre of the Academy of Sciences and the Charles University at Vestec (BIOCEV)
  • Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC)
  • Information Technology for Innovations (IT4I)
  • Sustainable energy (SUSEN)
  • St. Anne’s University Hospital Brno - International Clinical Research Center (FNUSA-ICRC)

Detailed information about the individual R&D centers can be found in following table: ikona souboruDetailed information about the R&D centers.pdf

Grasping this task, the Ministry plans to implement so-called Search Committees - i.e. expert boards, which shall fulfil the following functions:

  • Retrieval of potential suitable candidates for the top management positions of the above listed R&D centers
  • Communication with the potential candidates
  • Selection and nomination of the best suitable candidates

The Search Committees will be organized in the form of expert groups consisting of both international and Czech experts in given scientific field with respect to the focus of the particular R&D center, as well as professional headhunters.

The Ministry is now therefore in search of qualified foreign experts that would be interested to serve as members of the Search Committees.


Qualifications for members of the search committee – international experts

The members of the Search Committee shall fulfil the following requirements:

  • Experience in managing large multi-annual research programmes (at least 5 years of relevant experience)
  • Experience in managing medium to large research organisations with more than 100 employees (at least 5 years of relevant experience)
  • Membership in editorial boards of acknowledged scientific journals
  • Experience in evaluation, review, or audit panels of research organisations (at least 3 years of relevant practical experience)
  • Membership in (advisory) boards of research councils (at least 3 years of relevant practical experience)
  • Impartiality with respect to the respective centre
  • Readiness to take over the following work load:
    • 3 stays for 1-2 days in Prague during the period June - November 2011 
      • first meeting taking place on 21st and 22nd June 2011
      • second meeting taking place between 5th and 20th September 2011 (detailed time schedule to be provided)
      • third meeting taking place between 24th October and 4th November 2011 (detailed time schedule to be provided
    • + about 3-5 days work from home in own time capacities during the period of June – August 2011

NOTE: experts who intend to apply for any of the top managing positions of the given R&D centers may NOT register as potential Search Committee members.

For involvement in the above described Search Committee process, the Ministry is offering an adequate attractive financial compensation.

All interested experts that fulfil the above mentioned criteria and are able to take part in the process under the above mentioned conditions and given schedule shall register and send a signed and scanned Curriculum Vitae to the following address by the 12th May 2011 (deadline postponed) at the very latest: In case of any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Ministry using the same e-mail address.

Members of the individual Search Committees will be selected from experts who prove to fulfil all above mentioned criteria via a random draw. Appointed experts will be informed by the 19th May 2011, with background information and further necessary documentation to follow.

For detailed information about the OP RDI, please view this programme overview document: ikona souboruOP RDI Programme overview.pdf

13.4.2011 10:04:06 - aktualizováno 5.5.2011 11:05:45 | přečteno 0x | supervisor

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