Contact:  oldrich.semerak[AT]mff.cuni.czLocation:  Prague, Czech Republic
Institute of Theoretical Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague, invites applications for a postdoctoral position within Prague relativity group to a motivated person, working in the field of general relativity and/or its astrophysical or cosmological applications. More specifically, his/her doctoral expertise and research plan should be close to at least one of the following topics: solutions of Einstein’s field equations and their interpretation, problems of energy and radiation in GR, asymptotic structure of space-times, particles, bodies and fields in GR, black holes, neutron stars, black-hole perturbations, quantum gravity, approximation methods and numerical relativity, gravitational lensing, contemporary cosmology (cosmological models and their perturbations, dark matter and dark energy), emission and analysis of gravitational waves and their astrophysical and cosmological aspects.
We actually offer two positions, in both cases within a pleasant academic environment, with standard equipment and reasonable support for traveling.
1) A “University” position funded by the Czech Operational Programme Research, Development and Education. This funding is available for one year, starting preferably between September 2018 and January 2019, with salary roughly corresponding to that of an associate professor at our University. Candidate should have a PhD in theoretical physics or astrophysics, obtained not earlier than 7 years before the application deadline (this may be extended by maternity or parental leave, long-term illness, taking care of a family member for more than 90 days, and military service), who during the last 3 years worked outside of the Czech Republic for at least 2 years at the half-time (or more) research position, or was for this period of time a PhD student abroad.
2) A position directly funded by our Institute. This means 1 year contract starting preferably from January 2019, with a possible renewal in case of mutual interest. Salary will be comparable to a starting salary of an assistant professor at our Faculty.
Interested candidates should (in both cases) submit: CV, a copy of PhD diploma, research statement, list of publications, two letters of recommendation. Shortlisted candidates may be invited for an interview or seminar. Deadline is 30th June, but we encourage to apply early, mainly for the first (“University”) position.