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Gender Equality Plan

The Institute of Physics of Materials of the CAS, v. v. i. (hereinafter referred to as the Institute of Physics of Materials or IPM) is a scientific institute focused on the elucidation of the relationships between the behaviour and properties of materials and their structural and microstructural characteristics. Priority is given to the research of advanced metallic materials and metal-based composites in relation to their microstructure and method of preparation. The purpose of the research is to optimize the performance of materials and predict their service life by theoretical and computational methods supported by experiments and to obtain new information on the behaviour of materials at the frontier of current knowledge. Researchers of the Institute are persons with technical or scientific education.

IPM is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, physical handicap, religion, age or gender, with an emphasis on the qualifications, professional qualities and scientific excellence of its employees. IPM emphasises measures that help young workers to integrate into the workforce and that facilitate childcare and the reconciliation of work and family responsibilities. At the same time, harassment in any form is not tolerated.

This Gender Equality Plan is developed in accordance with the legislation of the Czech Republic and the EU and aims to promote measures that strengthen equal employment opportunities, working conditions and job opportunities regardless of an individual’s gender. It explicitly takes into account all the requirements for the GEP plan of participants in Horizon Europe projects.

Current gender representation of IPM employees, long-term goals in the gender area and other details can be found in the Gender Equality Plan in pdf format.