Postdoctoral Position at the Astronomical Institute, Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic

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Deadline:  2022-03-25

Location:  Prague, Czechia

The Astronomical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences invites applications for one post-doctoral position in the Relativistic Astrophysics Group at the Prague section of the Institute. The appointment is initially for one year; an extension for two more years is expected upon satisfactory scientific performance and availability of funds.
The position 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 2023, but an earlier commencement can be arranged.

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.

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)
subject: “EMRI postdoc 2022 – Prague”
cc: gglukes (at)
Two recommendation letters should 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 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 25th of March 2022. Applications will be acknowledged by email. Once the selection process is completed, the successful applicant will be notified.

Further information:
o See for the list of working groups at the Institute.
o See for details about the research employment and work conditions in Czech Republic.
o See 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.