Central European Institute for Cosmology and Fundamental Physics
 

Postdoctoral positions in Gravity and Astrophysics at CEICO, Prague

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the field of gravity and astrophysics, at the Central European Institute for Cosmology and Fundamental Physics (CEICO) within the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences.

The duration of the post is for 2 years (initial contract is for 1 year, renewable for a further year subject to performance). Starting date is flexible, with the latest being 1st October 2023. The gross salary is competitive, 60,000 CZK/month, from which insurance/pension contributions are deducted, and is subject to a yearly raise contingent upon performance. A generous travel budget (100,000 CZK/year) along with funds for personal equipment are offered.

The successful applicant will join the team of Dr. Ippocratis Saltas and contribute towards the development of precision tests of the standard paradigm of gravity and particle physics with astrophysics, alongside pursuing their own independent research activities. The positions are supported by funds through the Czech Science Foundation (GAČR) and the Czech Academy of Sciences.

 

Applicants must hold a PhD degree in Physics/Astronomy, or a related field by the start of the post. Applications from candidates with a numerical or theoretical expertise in any of the following areas are welcome:

 

  • Physics of strong gravity and compact objects

  • Modelling of gravitational-wave sources

  • Gravitational probes of dark matter/particle physics with astrophysical systems (e.g compact objects)

Applicants with expertise in other fields synergistic to the above, theoretical or computational, are strongly encouraged to apply. Post-holders will have access to the group’s state-of-the-art computing cluster.

 

CEICO is an international, interdisciplinary centre within the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague, established with funds from the Czech Academy of Sciences, the Czech Science Foundation, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports and the European Commission. It performs research on cosmology, astrophysics, instrumentation, field theory and string theory, and it is a host of a lively atmosphere with numerous staff and postdoctoral researchers, students and visitors. CEICO values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. For more information, see: https://www.ceico.cz/.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr. Ippocratis Saltas, <saltas AT fzu.cz>.

Application procedure

Applications should be made online at: https://jobs.ceico.cz/appform.aspx?job=gravity_astro

Applicants should fill the online form and upload in a single pdf file the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae,

  • A brief description of past and current research interests/achievements, and their vision as to how they would fit for the post (maximum two pages, no less than 11 pt fonts),

  • List of publications (Optionally, a link to an online database, e.g NASA/ADS, could be additionally provided).

The contact details of 3 academic referees must be supplied online. Referees will be contacted automatically by the online system — it is the applicant’s responsibility to inform them of their application and the deadline below. Applications received by email will not be accepted.

The deadline for all application material is 24 February 2023.


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