Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University
announces opening of the following scientific post-doc positions
at the School of Physics
with submission deadline April 30, 2020

The Competitive Hiring Process Code of Charles University


1. TeorGrav
A researcher in the field of the gravity physics at the Institute of Theoretical Physics. The expertise of the researcher should be close to one of the topics: mathematical general relativity, exact solutions of Einstein’s field equations and their interpretation, global structure of space-times, compact objects in GR, black holes, gravitational waves, modified theories of gravity, theoretical cosmology, quantum gravity and quantum cosmology.
ID of the position: 202004-PD-FS1

2. Geophysics
A researcher in the field of geophysics at the Department of Geophysics. The candidate should integrate within and extend the themes of research at the Department, including dynamics of the Earth and planetary bodies (esp. numerical modeling of geophysical fluid dynamics), seismology (esp. seismic source and wave propagation modeling) and particle geophysics (geoneutrinos, geo-relevant nuclear processes).
ID of the position: 202004-PD-FS2

3. Particle and nuclear physics
Post-doc position at the Institute of Particle and Nuclear Physics on the R&D project for the high-granular noble-liquid calorimeter planned for the Future Circular Collider (FCC). The post-doc is expected to work on the Monte Carlo simulations of the calorimeter. The main goals are the determination of the optimal and feasible granularity and the timing performance of such a  detector.
ID of the position: 202004-PD-FS3

4. Condensed Matter Physics
A researcher in the field of condense matter physics at the Department of Condensed Matter Physics. Advanced experimental and theoretical knowledge in X-ray scattering, X-ray diffraction, SAXS, PDF analysis or XRD/XRR investigation of thin films. Experience with non-ambient x-ray techniques (low / high temperature, high pressure, non-ambient atmosphere). Experience with synchrotron experiments is required.
ID of the position: 202004-PD-FS4

5. Magnetism and material science
Hands-on expertise in: magnetism, thin films, low dimensional systems and structures, thin film fabrication techniques, surface characterization. Knowledge of: magnetization measurements, magnetic anisotropy, magnetization switching. Experience with magneto-optical spectroscopy, MOKE microscopy, instrumentation design is beneficial.
ID of the position: 202004-PD-FS5


The positions are funded by the Czech Operational Programme Research, Development and Education, project International mobility of research, technical and administrative staff at the Charles University. The funding is available for one year, starting preferably from October 1, 2020.

Qualification requirements: a researcher with Ph.D. in physics or related fields, obtained not earlier than 7 years before the starting date of the position (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 Ph.D. student abroad. An appropriate publishing activity is required, i.e., in the past 3 years, at least 2 publication outputs registered in Thomson Reuters Web of Science or Scopus.

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

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

should be sent to the email address konkurzy@dekanat.mff.cuni.cz by April 30, 2020. The subject of this e-mail should contain the ID of the position.

The candidate should also arrange for two letters of recommendation to be emailed to the same address. The subjects of these e-mails should also contain the ID of the position.