Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions – Postdoctoral Fellowship (MSCA-PF)

Internal institutional deadline

15 June 2022

Official MSCA-PF deadline

14 September 2022

We are now looking for young and talented researchers to apply for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions – Postdoctoral Fellowship with the Faculty of Economics and Administration as the host institution. It targets researchers with a PhD who wish to conduct their research activities abroad, acquire new skills and develop their careers. In the Czech Republic, there is now a triple chance of receiving the funding for a single project:

1. Horizon

First, you may apply for funding via Horizon where projects awarded with a score higher than 93 percent are accepted.

2. ERA

Secondly, projects awarded with a mark of 90 percent will be funded via ERA.

3. Czech Structural Funds

Finally, projects that receive a mark of 70 percent or higher will automatically receive funding from Czech Structural Funds.

We offer supervision in the following areas:

AI in Finance

During your stay, you will be supervised by professor Štefan Lyócsa, one of our leading experts in financial risk modelling.

Experimental and Behavioural Economics

During your stay, you will be supervised by associate professor Rostislav Staněk, one of our experts in experimental and behavioral economics. His research interests include reciprocity, time consistency, procedural preferences, conflict emergence and compliance, but he welcomes any other topic in the field of behavioral and experimental economics. You will become a member of Masaryk University Experimental Economics Laboratory, and you will have access to its facilities.

Labour and Health Economics

During your stay, you will be supervised by Dr. Štěpán Mikula, one of our leading experts in the economics of migration, who also conducts research into hiring discrimination and discrimination in access to public services.

Macroeconomics

During your stay, you will be supervised by Dr. Jan Čapek, one of our leading experts in macroeconomic modelling. His research is currently focused on forecasting with DSGE models and analyses of fiscal policy in various European countries.

Management

During your stay, you will be supervised by associate professor Jakub Procházka, one of our leading experts in Positive Human Resources Management and Organizational Behaviour.

Jakub is an Associate Professor and the Head of the Department of Corporate Economy. He focuses on research topics on the border between psychology and business management with application in Human Resources Management. He is especially interested in attitudes and decision making of employees and positive ways in which organizations can influence it. In terms of methodology, he prefers quantitative research, especially experiments and large surveys with data analysis using Structural Equations Modelling. He has been published in journals such as Psychological Science, Judgment and Decision Making, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Conscientiousness and Cognition or PLOS One.

Mobility and Transport Economics

During your stay, you will be supervised by professor Zdeněk Tomeš, one of our leading experts in transport economics and policy. Professor Tomeš has specialized in the areas of rail competition, modal shift, transport demand and transport equity. He has been published in Transport Policy, Research in Transportation Economics, and Journal of Transport Geography. He leads a research team at the Department of Economics. The team has many ongoing projects in cooperation with partners from the industry (Czech Railways) and intensive cooperation with foreign universities (Leeds, Milano, Florence). Contact: (tomes@econ.muni.cz)

Public Administration

During your stay, you will be supervised by associate professor David Špaček, one of our leading experts in public administration.

Regional Economics

During your stay, you will be supervised by associate professor Vladimír Žítek, one of our leading experts in regional economics, spatial dimension of economic and social activities, regional innovation systems, innovation policy, economic geography and tourism.

What’s in it for you?

  • Research experience aiming at top rated publications
  • Collaboration with top scientists on projects in the field of empirical finance
  • Background and support of a strong organization and staff experienced in administering MSCA projects
  • MSCA gross salary of €4000 per month
  • Workshops focused on writing successful research proposals
  • Opportunity to further participate in interesting international projects

Who are we looking for?

  • Young researchers who completed their PhD before 14th September 2022 and not longer than 8 years ago
  • Candidates who have not resided in the Czech Republic for more than 12 months during the last 3 years at the time of the deadline (14th September 2022)

To apply, please submit the following documents to Jana Sosnová (Jana.Sosnova@econ.muni.cz) no later than on 15th June 2022:

  • CV
  • Annotation of you project (approx. half a page long)
  • List of publications covering the last 5 years

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