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Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action: Postdoctoral Fellowships (MSCA - PF)

Faculty of Safety Engineering, VSB-Technical University of Ostrava invites interested experienced researchers of any nationality, who have a PhD degree and maximum eight (8) years of research experience after having obtained the PhD degree, to apply for the EU-funded Marie Skłodowska Curie Action Postdoctoral Fellowship (call HORIZON-MSCA-PF-2023) to conduct research here for.

Founded in 1849, VSB - Technical University of Ostrava (VSB-TUO) is a Czech public university with a long tradition in high-quality engineering education and research. These traditional core values have been continually updated to reflect current state-of-the-art technologies and the ever-evolving needs of industry. VSB-TUO has strong links to industry and thrives on applied research, in cooperation with companies and institutions worldwide, in finding innovative solutions to modern day issues.

The Faculty of Safety Engineering offers unique fields of studies focused on safety engineering and fire protection. Its main research areas include fire protection, industrial safety, occupational and process safety, technical safety/security of persons and property and civil protection. Each department have their own deep focus in interesting subject as shown below.

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VSB-TUO has implemented the Charter & Code for researchers and been granted the HR Excellence in Research (HRS4) by the EU Commission and is part of the EU network for mobility of Researchers EURAXESS. Practical information about relocation to the Czech Republic can be found at the EURAXESS CR website.

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Faculty of Safety Engineering

Laboratory infrastructure


Ostrava expat centre

The postdoctoral position

Successful applicants who obtain a MSCA-PF grant will be offered a position at VSB-TUO to be hired as postdoctoral researchers to implement their proposed research projects, in conditions as explained below.

How to apply

Interested candidates, please send us your CV and a brief outline of the proposed research project (1 page maximum). If you have doubts or need more information, you can contact Barbora Dvořáková. (), Project Manager.


Scientific contact: Aleš Bernatík, Professor, 

Administrative contact: Barbora Dvořáková, Project manager,

Call conditions:

Call opening on: April 12, 2023

Deadline for application: September 13, 2023

Call document

Check the conditions at: official website

Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) in a nutshell (video)

Alternative funding in the Czech Republic

The proposals which obtain a score of 70% or above in the MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships call under Horizon Europe, but are not proposed for funding under MSCA due to the lack of budget, are eligible for funding under ERA Fellwships or under the Operational Programme John Amos Comenius (2021-2027).

Postdoctoral Fellowships at Faculty of Safety Engineering, VŠB-TUO