Postdoctoral Positions

South Ural State University creates a dynamic environment for researchers. With its 8 international laboratories headed by the world leading researchers, the University offers a wide variety of high-tech facilities for revealing your research potential. If you are thinking of continuing your work in science or research after completing your doctoral degree, then South Ural State University is ready to offer you an attractive postdoctoral position and advance your research career.

South Ural State University is committed to providing the most positive experience of working in Russia. The University currently employs 127 international staff from more than 20 countries and is a culturally diverse place.


At the beginning of each calendar year, the University Council selects the leading projects proposed by the University’s researchers and provides the necessary financial support to implement them. When the winning project teams are chosen, they launch a competition for postdoctoral positions within those projects and post the applications at a number of job websites (for more information, please contact irc[at]susu[dot]ru).

In accordance with the University’s major research initiatives, the leading projects are selected in the following fields:

  1. Computer Science and Information Technology;

  2. Mechanical, Aerospace, and Industrial Engineering;

  3. Materials Science;

  4. Mathematics;

  5. Sports Science;

  6. Physics.

All postdoctoral applications are evaluated by the University Council on the basis of the following criteria:

  • candidate’s academic qualifications, publication list, and personal skill requirements;

  • matching the candidate’s research interest with the work of the University’s project team.


South Ural State University is looking for international candidates under 35 years with a granted Ph.D. degree. Experience of working in international institution is preferable but not essential. Publications in Scopus and WoS journals are required for the postdoctoral positions (minimum 2 publications, h-index higher than 2). Please note that fluency in English is essential.


The University offers international postdocs full-time employment with the minimum working period of 1 year.

Extension of Employment Contract

Your employment contract with South Ural State University can be extended and you may be offered another academic or research position in case you meet either of the following criteria:

  • high quality of research;
  • specialist expertise/experience to conduct a specific project (current or future);
  • co-publications (current or future);
  • mutual interest (yours and of the inviting department).


If you consider applying for a postdoctoral position at South Ural State University, please send your motivation letter, application form, and your CV to irc[at]susu[dot]ru.

Sakthi Dharan, India

Research & Education Centre

Having received my Ph.D. degree in India, I made a decision to continue my research in another country and get international experience. I was choosing between Russia, Switzerland and England. I’ve heard a lot of positive things about Russia so I decided to apply for a postdoctoral position in a Russian university. South Ural State University had a research vacancy that was close to my interest (covalent organic frameworks). I sent my application to SUSU and that’s how my collaboration with SUSU started. SUSU gave me a wonderful opportunity of working with modern facilities I’d never tried before. We’re now in the process of developing a new type of carbon polymers that will have amazing practical implications. Although I miss my family in India, being part of this important research at SUSU is absolutely inspiring and worth doing.

Sakthi Dharan, India


International Research Collaboration
South Ural State University
Office 913, Main University Building
Tel.: + 7 351 265 38 04
E-mail: irc[at]susu[dot]ru

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