HR AWARD

The Institute of Biophysics of the Czech Academy of Sciences (BFÚ) – notification of commencement of the process of acquiring the Human Resources Excellence in Research Award (HR AWARD)

The Institute of Biophysics of the Czech Academy of Sciences (BFÚ) was founded in the year 1955 and became an important part of the research infrastructure in Czechoslovakia and later also in the Czech Republic as a part of the main scientific extracurricular research institution, the Czech Academy of Sciences. Scientists work here as researchers in many areas of biomedical research. They focus mainly on basic research but also strive to find new applications of their findings in practice. Presently, the Institute of Biophysics has more than 200 workers, among domestic workers also workers from eight countries from around the world (France, Italy, Hungary, Germany, Slovakia, Iran, Mexico and Ukraine).

At BFÚ, 21 research teams work in ten research departments and furthermore there is one service laboratory.

The government of BFÚ continually strives to improve the working conditions of not only research workers but also workers, who secure economic administration of the Institute as well as technical-administrative support of scientists. Efforts are undertaken to comply with the principles set forth by the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (the Charter and Code), to which BFÚ adheres. In connection with the aforementioned, on the 29 th of April 2020 a letter declaring commitment thereto was sent by the government of BFÚ to the European Commission, whereby the government of BFU commenced the steps to fulfil the conditions to acquire prestigious award granted by the European Commission for excellency in care for human resources in research environment, the Human Resources Excellence in Research Award (HR AWARD), which in research sector represents a guarantee of European standard of care for employees, openness and transparency of recruitment process and quality of working environment.

Main scientific objectives regarding the implementation of the HR Award at BFÚ:

  • Achievement of excellence in research;
  • Establishment of broader personal cooperation with universities regarding education of students;
  • Establishment of international scientific cooperation;
  • Performance of expert activities for practice.

Main objectives within implementation of the HR Award at BFÚ:

  • Increasing the probability of granting domestic and international projects;
  • Strengthening of domestic and international prestige of BFÚ;
  • Improvement of care for human resources;
  • Improvement of work/life balance of employees at BFÚ;
  • Improvement of recruitment of new scientific workers;
  • Setting better employment benefits;
  • Support of families of scientific workers with children.

Members of executive team HR Award at BFÚ:
HR Award Expert Team
doc. RNDr. Eva Bártová, Ph.D., DSc., the Director;
doc. RNDr. Stanislav Kozubek, DrSc., the Deputy Director;
Ing. Robert Ulrich, Head of the Economic Administration;
JUDr. Petr Cembis, lawyer;
JUDr. Pavel Vacek, project manager.

HR Award Working Group
doc. RNDr. Eva Bártová, Ph.D., DSc., the Head of the Department of Molecular Cytology and Cytometry;
doc. RNDr. Stanislav Kozubek, DrSc., the Deputy Director;
Ing. Robert Ulrich, Head of the Economic Administration;
JUDr. Pavel Vacek, project manager;
Mgr. Radek Fedr, technican in core facility;
Mgr. Klára Bednářová, Ph.D., worker at the Department of Biophysics of Nucleic Acids;
Pavlína Novotná, PhD. student;
Mgr. Soňa Legartová, Ph.D., worker at the Department of Molecular Cytology and Cytometry;
Ing. Bačovský Václav, Ph.D., worker at the Department of Plant Developmental Genetics;
Mgr. Luděk Havran, Dr., worker at the Department of Biophysical Chemistry and Molecular Oncology;
RNDr. Bohuslav Janoušek, Ph.D., worker at the Department of Plant Developmental Genetics.

RESOLUTION OF THE DIRECTOR - HR Award Expert Team (.pdf)
RESOLUTION OF THE DIRECTOR - HR Award Working Group (.pdf)