Central European Institute for Cosmology and Fundamental Physics

CEICO Senior and Junior Research positions in String theory and related fields

The Central European Institute of Cosmology and Fundamental Physics (CEICO), at the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, welcomes applications for several Senior and Junior Postdoctoral Researcher positions in string theory and related areas.


The duration of the senior post is up to five years, available immediately (initial contract for 3 years, renewable for additional up to 2 years subject to performance until 31.12.2024, beyond that only in case of funding availability). The monthly gross salary is 70 000 CZK from which tax, social and health insurance are deducted. Candidates are expected to have at least three years of postdoctoral experience in theoretical physics. Experience in leading a research team would be considered as highly beneficial.

The duration of the junior post is up to three years, available immediately (initial contract for 2 years, renewable for an additional year subject to performance). The monthly gross salary is 50 000 CZK from which tax, social and health insurance are deducted. Candidates are expected to have completed, or about to complete, a PhD degree in Physics. Both positions are available immediately but later starting dates are negotiable. An annual travel budget of at least 80 000 CZK is offered.

We especially welcome candidates with experience in worldsheet string theory (including ambitwistor strings, pure spinors etc.), open and closed string field theory, conformal field theory and higher spin holography.

The application:

Applicants are requested to apply using the online form and to upload a single pdf file (font size no less than 11) with

  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • List of publications.
  • A one-page statement of past research achievements.
  • A one-page research proposal, describing also how their research interests would fit within CEICO.

The contact details of at least three academic referees must be supplied online. As the application system will contact the referees automatically, it is the applicant’s responsibility to inform them of their application and the deadline.

The deadline for all application material (including reference letters) is 15 December 2019.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to ceico-info@fzu.cz or directly to Martin Schnabl (email)Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

For PhD positions please visit http://physicsphd.cz/

CEICO values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

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