He is a full-time researcher in a research lab at the University. The senior researcher is a Ph.D. holder at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor with an experience of at least five years. He must have excellent research capabilities and maturity that is essential for a research lab at the University.
The purpose of recruiting Senior Researcher is to provide additional support to lab leaders whose labs are growing and would require mature research staff to help in driving the research efforts of the lab. It can also be recruited by new and promising research labs that are lacking mature researchers to grow their research output and impact. The selection criteria to recruit senior researcher are the following:
Additional selection criteria/indicators could be considered and provided in the justification of the lab leader request:
These criteria will help to make a pre-selection of candidates.
The Senior should have the rank of associate professor or assistant professor.
If the candidate satisfies the criteria above, he will be interviewed by the college dean and the lab leader to further investigate his contributions to PSU if he joins. The respective college assesses his application and if accepted, the college dean sends an approval request to the rector office for final approval. The request must include clear arguments that justify the need for the recruitment of the senior researcher for the specific lab and must clarify the need of the lab for the senior researcher.
The vacation of the senior researcher is 45 days in the summer. They have 3 days of vacations for the week of inter-semester.