Cosmology and Gravity Opportunities in the Czech Republic!

I just received this message and thought I’d share it here as it might help some people with their New Year’s Resolutions…


CEICO welcomes applications for Postdoctoral Researcher positions in the fields of Cosmology and Gravity.

The positions are expected to start in September 2020 and are offered until 31 Oct 2022. An extension may be offered for an additional year subject to availability of funds. An earlier starting date is negotiable. The monthly gross salary is in the range 55 000 – 60 000 CZK from which tax, social and health insurance are deducted. We offer an annual 75 000 – 100 000 CZK (3000 – 4000EUR) travel budget. Candidates are expected to have completed a PhD degree in Physics, or a related field, before taking up the post.

Successful candidates will work in any of the following areas of research:

  • Late Universe cosmology (e.g. dark energy and modified gravity, dark matter, cosmological simulations).
  • Tests of the cosmological model, including statistical techniques, modeling of data and parameter estimation.
  • Theoretical aspects of gravity (e.g. gravity in quantum field theory, model consistency, screening mechanisms).
  • Strong-field gravity (e.g. tests of gravity with compact objects, physics of black holes, PPN formalism).
  • Early Universe cosmology (e.g. inflationary models, origin of the Big-Bang, inflationary model testing)

As part of CEICO, the researchers will have access to the team’s 1000 core computer cluster.

Please, see here for detailed information on the positions offered and the requirements, and to apply online.

The deadline for all application material (including reference letters) is 14 January 2020.

CEICO is a new research centre, established with funds from the Czech Academy of Sciences, the Czech Science Foundation, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports and the European Commission. The CEICO team is headed by Martin Schnabl and Costas Skordis and comprises staff members Michael Prouza, Ignacy Sawicki and Alex Vikman, senior scientists Ted Erler, Sergey Karpov, Joris Raeymaekers and Federico Urban and another nineteen postdoctoral researchers and graduate students. The team’s areas of research are: cosmology, gravity, string field theory, and instrumentation for cosmological observations. CEICO values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

Further information about CEICO and its research programmes may be found at here.

3 Responses to “Cosmology and Gravity Opportunities in the Czech Republic!”

  1. Phillip Helbig Says:

    Is the individual travel budget higher than the salary?

    The salary is a couple of thousand pounds.

    Note that the next Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics will be in Prague. You can already sign up at .

    @Peter: Please check your email and send me one whether or not you have one from me.

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