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Deadline: 2021-07-15
Location: Prague, Czech Republic

Postdoctoral Position in Waveform modeling, Prague, Czech Republic

The Astronomical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences invites applications for a post-doctoral position in the Relativistic Astrophysics Group to work with the team involved in the international LISA consortium. Candidates are expected to demonstrate research experience in Waveform modeling of Extreme Mass Ratio Inspirals. Active participation at respective work packages of the Waveform Working Group of the LISA scientific consortium and/or experience with space projects are advantageous factors.

The appointment is initially for 7 months; a possible extension is expected upon satisfactory scientific performance and availability of pre-submitted funding applications. The current position will be funded through the PRODEX Experiment project “Development of FSUA for LISA mission – Phase B1”, which is supported by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of the Czech Republic. The salary will be based on the domestic level and it includes full health insurance.

Commencement is expected on the 1st of October 2021.

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: gglukes (at) asu.cas.cz
subject: “EMRI postdoc 2021 – Prague”
Two recommendation letters have to be sent to the same email addresses with the same subject.

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 the 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 of July 2021. Applications will be acknowledged by email. Once the selection process is completed, the successful applicant will be notified.

Further information:
* See http://www.asu.cas.cz for the list of working groups at the Institute.
* See http://www.euraxess.cz for details about the research employment and work conditions in Czech Republic.
* 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.