Me and my boss are considering to applying for a local grant for using Bayes in bioinformatics (especially gene regulation), including hiring full-time PhD students and/or postdocs. However, I have zero experience with the job market and my boss has experience on the bio side of the market but not on the stats/data science/computer science side. We know that “local supply” is quite limited. Do you have some experience how hard it is to get international PhD students or postdocs in stats/data science/computer science?
We are located in Prague, Czech Republic (EU) and can offer around EUR 1000/month for a PhD student and EUR 1500 / month for postdocs. The living expense in Prague are IMHO slightly lower than other big cities in the EU (~ EUR 250 to rent a room, ~ EUR 550 to rent a small flat). Would you expect us to have trouble attracting international candidates? (Obviously, if we receive the funding and then are unable to hire good people, we are in trouble :-)
Thanks for any ideas/experiences.