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Deadline: 2020-10-15
Location: Prague, Czech Republic

Postdoctoral Positions in the Astronomical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic

The Astronomical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences invites applications for two post-doctoral positions in the Relativistic Astrophysics Group at the Prague section of the Institute. The appointment is initially for one year; an extension for another year is expected upon satisfactory scientific performance and availability of funds. Both positions will be funded through the project “Impact of Resonances and Chaos in Gravitational Waves from Extreme Mass Ratio Inspirals”, which is supported by the Czech Academy of Sciences. The salary will be based on the domestic level and it includes health insurance. Commencement is expected on the 1st of January 2021.

Candidates are expected to demonstrate research experience at least in one of the following topics: orbital dynamics in EMRIs (Mathisson-Papapetrou equations, effective one-body approximation, self-force, post-Newtonian mechanics), gravitational waves (analytical and numerical calculation, data analysis, synergy with electromagnetic signatures), chaos theory in dynamical astronomy. A successful applicant will join Georgios Loukes-Gerakopoulos and his research team supported by the Lumina quaeruntur premium provided by the Czech Academy of Sciences.

Applications containing a Cover Letter, a Curriculum Vitae, a List of Publications, and a Summary of Research Plans should be submitted in a single pdf
to: sekretariat[AT]asu.cas.cz
subject: “EMRI postdoc 2020 – Prague”
cc: gglukes[AT]asu.cas.cz
Two recommendation letters have to be sent to the same email addresses with the same subject.

In the application please provide the exact date of your PhD defense or attach a statement from the supervisor certifying the planned date of the defense. The successful candidate must hold a PhD degree in the field and present a certificate of that by the date of employment. Preferences will be given to early-stage researchers. A necessary condition for the appointment is to satisfy the legal requirements for being employed in Czech Republic. For informal inquiries about the position please feel free to email Georgios Loukes-Gerakopoulos.

To receive full consideration please submit your application and arrange your recommendation letters to be sent by 15th October 2020. Applications will be acknowledged by email. Once the selection process is completed, the successful applicant will be notified.

Further information:
o See http://www.asu.cas.cz for the list of working groups at the Institute.
o See http://www.euraxess.cz for details about the research employment and work conditions in Czech Republic.
o See https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/comparison.jsp to compare cost of living.

Note: Please understand that the COVID-19 challenge may prevent us from admitting applicants from some regions because of legal or travel restrictions related to the current medical situation in the world.