CEICO Postdoctoral Research positions in Gravitation and in Cosmology

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
CEICO, Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences
Czech Republic
Job Announcement Text: 

The Central European Institute of Cosmology and Fundamental Physics (CEICO), at the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague, welcomes applications for two Postdoctoral Researcher positions.

The duration of the post is up to three years, starting in September 2018 (initial contract for 2 years, renewable for a further year subject to performance). Exceptional candidates may be offered one additional year of appointment. Earlier starting dates are negotiable. The monthly gross salary is 50 000 CZK from which tax, social and health insurance are deducted. An annual 100 000 CZK travel budget is offered.

Successful candidates are expected to have completed, or are about to complete, a PhD degree in Physics, or a related field, and work on any of the following areas of research:

  • Strong-field gravity (e.g. tests of gravity with compact objects, physics of black holes, PPN formalism)
  • Early Universe cosmology (e.g. inflationary models, origin of the Big-Bang, inflationary model testing)

Candidates with strong astrophysical background and substantial knowledge of the physics of neutron stars and black holes are particularly encouraged to apply.

The application:
Applicants are requested to apply by filling the online form at http://ceico.cz/jobs/grav_cosmo_17 and uploading a single pdf file (font size no less than 11) with

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

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 6 December 2017.
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Constantinos Skordis, <skordis@fzu.cz>. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

CEICO is a new research centre, established with funds from the Czech Academy of Sciences, the Czech Science Foundation, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports and the European Commission. The international team is headed by Martin Schnabl and Costas Skordis and comprises staff members Michael Prouza, Ignacy Sawicki and Alex Vikman, senior scientists Ted Erler, Joris Raeymaekers and Federico Urban and another nineteen postdoctoral researchers and graduate students. The team’s areas of research are: cosmology, gravity, string field theory, and instrumentation for cosmological observations.

Further information about CEICO and its research programmes can be found at http://www.ceico.cz.

CEICO values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.  

Included Benefits: 

National health insurance

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, December 18, 2017
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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