Open junior researcher position – ultrafast magnetization dynamics theory
at Charles University, Prague:


The position focuses on solving open questions related to photoexcitations in solids and the induced magnetization dynamics on femtosecond timescale: opto-magnetic effects as well as the analogous phono-magnetic effects facilitated due to strong coupling with phononic modes.

The research will be carried in the group of Assoc. Prof. Karel Carva, employing approaches based on state-of-the-art theoretical and computational methods and utilizing large-scale HPC simulations.

We thus expect experience with some of the following theory topics/methods: description of interaction between light and matter, magnetization dynamics methods, ab initio calculations of solids. Experience should preferably be proven by existing publications.


The funding is available for two years with possible extension up to five years.

Salary: cca. 2500 EUR/month paid in CZK (cca. 2000 EUR after taxation) + benefits.

Qualification requirements: a researcher with Ph.D. in physics or related fields, obtained not earlier than 7 years before Oct 2023 (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). An appropriate publishing activity is required.

Co-funded by European Union – Project CZ.02.01.01/00/22_008/0004572 Quantum materials for applications in sustainable technologies (QM4ST).

We especially invite women to apply.

Electronic applications, i.e. a scan of the signed cover letter should be accompanied by

  • curriculum vitae,
  • list of publications,
  • research statement,
  • a copy of PhD diploma


Contact, enquiries: karel.carva@matfyz.cuni.cz