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Postdoctoral Position at the Astronomical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Closing date: 2018-03-29
Astronomical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences invites applications for post-doctoral positions in Astronomy and Astrophysics.
We are Public Research Institution and the largest professional astronomical organization in the Czech Republic, located at Ondrejov observatory and in Prague. Successful applicants will collaborate with researchers in our scientific departments (theory, observation, and data analysis are all welcome). Recently the Institute has been involved in space programs of ESA and ground-based projects within ESO, including the European ALMA. Experience in one of the subjects studied at the Institute is valued but independent new projects will be also considered.
The appointment is initially for one year; an extension for another year is expected upon satisfactory scientific performance. A necessary condition is to satisfy legal requirements for the employment in Czech Republic (EU member state). Salary will be based on the domestic level and it includes health insurance. There is a possibility of institute accommodation in Ondrejov; in Prague private accommodation has to be arranged.
In a cover letter please indicate the working group that you intend to join. Applicants should contact a faculty member with whom they wish to work for further information and to define a joint research programme. This is considered to be an important part of the proposal.
Applications (containing Curriculum Vitae, List of Publications, and Summary of Research Plans) can be submitted by email to:
firstname.lastname@example.org (subject: "postdoc 2018", pdf file please).
Please provide the exact date of PhD defense. Applications can be submitted before finishing PhD, in which case a statement from the supervisor stating the planned date of the defense should be included. Successful candidates must hold PhD degree in the field and present a certificate of that by the date of employment. Preferences will be given to early-stage researchers.
Please arrange for two recommendation letters to be sent directly (the same electronic address as above).
To receive full consideration, this year application deadlines is: 29 March 2018 (spring call). Applications will be acknowledged by email and a confirmation will be requested from eligible applicants. Once the selection process is completed, successful applicants will be notified.
A funded Ph.D. position in Solar Physics in Ondřejov
Astronomical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences invites applications for a doctoral (Ph.D.) position in the group of Structure and Dynamics of Solar Atmosphere in Ondřejov Observatory.
The position will be fully funded from the project "Evolution of sunspots and active regions" supported by the Czech Science Foundation. The successful applicant will join the group of Structure and Dynamics of Solar Atmosphere, which resides in Ondřejov (about 30 km from Prague), and will work together with Michal Švanda, Jan Jurčák, and Michal Sobotka. It is expected that the applicant enrolls an accredited Ph.D. programme in Physics at Charles University in Prague or Masaryk University in Brno. The specialization of the Ph.D. study is negotiable, however it has to be closely related to the above mentioned project. The possible topics include the semi-empirical description of evolution of solar active regions from state-of-the-art data and methods, and coupling between magnetic and velocity fields. It is expected that the applicant will participate in securing the ground-based observations with GREGOR solar telescope.
The position is supported by a salary, which is based on the domestic levels (about CZK 26,000 brutto) and includes a health insurance. The position is also connected with a decent travel budget. The funding is secured until the end of 2020. Additional funding might be available at the university in a form of a scholarship. A necessary condition for the appointment is to satisfy the legal requirements for being employed in the Czech Republic. The applicant must hold an advanced level (MSc. equivalent) university degree in astronomy or physics or be expected to obtain one before the beginning of the contract. For informal inquiries about the position please feel free to email svanda(at)asu.cas.cz or jan.jurcak(at)asu.cas.cz.
Applications containing a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, List of Publications (if applicable), and Summary of Research Plans should be submitted in a single pdf
to: sekretariat (at)asu.cas.cz
subject: “SDSA - Ph.D. position 2018”
Candidates are encouraged to arrange for two recommendation letters that have to be sent to the same email addresses with the same subject. The deadline for applications is 31 March 2018, the admission deadline to apply for a Ph.D. programme at either collaborating university is 30 April 2018. The working contract may start once the admission procedure is successfully completed, probably on 1 July 2018 or later, and it is negotiable.
www.asu.cas.cz Website of the Astronomical Institute.
www.mff.cuni.cz Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague to learn about the admission procedure.
www.sci.muni.cz Faculty of Science, Masaryk University in Brno to learn about the admission procedure.
www.euraxess.cz Details about the research employment and work conditions in Czech Republic.
The Astronomical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences invites applications for a post-doctoral position in the Relativistic Astrophysics Group at the Prague section of the Institute
The Astronomical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences invites applications for a post-doctoral position in the Relativistic Astrophysics Group at the Prague section of the Institute. The appointment is initially for one year; an extension until the end of 2019 is expected upon satisfactory scientific performance and availability of funds. The position will be funded through the project “Non-linear Phenomena in a Multi-channel Astronomy of Black Holes”, which is supported by the Czech Science Foundation. The salary will be based on the domestic level and it includes health insurance. Commencement is expected on the 1st of August 2018.
Candidates are expected to demonstrate research experience at least in one of the following topics: orbital dynamics in GR (Mathisson-Papapetrou equations, effective one-body approximation, self-force), gravitational waves (astrophysically relevant sources, synergy with electromagnetic signatures), black-hole accretion discs (GRMHD modeling, exact solutions), and/or particle acceleration in magnetic fields near black holes (effects of strong gravity). A successful applicant will join Georgios Loukes-Gerakopoulos, Petra Sukova, and Ondrej Kopacek in their research team, supported by the Czech Science Foundation.
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: “GR postdoc 2018 – 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 (PhD obtained after 2010). 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 April 2018. Applications will be acknowledged by email. Once the selection process is completed, the successful applicant will be notified.