Research Professorship

Research Professorship

Recruiter: ITMO University 

Location: St. Petersburg, Russia 

Contract period: 1 – 2 years, no less than 4 months per year at ITMO 

ITMO University is looking for outstanding researchers and scientists to join the ITMO University Fellowship and Professorship Program. We expect candidates to fit into ITMO top research fields, such as IT and Information Security, Smart Technologies and Robotics, Photonics and Quantum Communications, Life Science and Translational Medicine, Natural Sciences and "Smart" Materials, and more.

Researchers are expected to contribute to the research held in the hosting Unit by active cooperation with its staff, writing and publishing articles on the topic of collaborative scientific work, and sharing their international experience with students.


  • PhD holders; for holders of Russian PhD: minimum 3 years of international experience in world's leading universities
  • Assistant, Associate or Full Professor position (or similar) at one of the world's leading universities preferable
  • Proven professional record as PI (principal investigator) preferable
  • H-index from 20 (total SJR of (co-)authored publications for the last 5 years: from 30)
  • Without prior employment history at ITMO University

Expected results: 

  • No less than 4 publications with single affiliation of ITMO (in Web of Science and Scopus) per year in collaboration with ITMO researchers. 
  • Cumulative SJR of the publications with single ITMO affiliation: no less than 4 in the first year of the project and 10 in the second year of the project.
  • Participation in the major international scientific conferences as an invited speaker representing ITMO University: no less than 1 in the first year, and 2 in the second year.
  • Establishing an effective management structure (together with the inviting collaborator from ITMO University) for a team of 5+ members including ITMO University faculty and young scientists (PhD and MSc. students) that can also function to sustain research after the project has finished OR a Small Innovative Enterprise
  • Supervision (co-supervision with ITMO University professor) of master's thesis (with co-publishing of research results ): no less than 1 per year
  • Number of submitted publications (in Web of Science and Scopus databases) with ITMO PhD students: no less than 2, with cumulative SJR of the publications with ITMO affiliation: no less than 2
  • Short-term courses of research-related lectures
  • Putting together and applying to the additional funding in the area of the new scientific area: external funding, including but not limited to international funding projects – no less than 2 per year with a minimum of 6 000 000 rubles funding each (equivalent approx. to 106 400 USD)*.

1 192 000 RUB per year (before taxes, equivalent approx. to 18 050 USD)
 Additional allowance: 200 000 RUB per year. (equivalent approx. to 3 050 USD)

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For more information please contact Ms. Elizaveta Menis