Postdoc in the field of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics

Brno (CZ)
05 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
28 Jan 2018
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Full Time

POSTDOC POSITION in the field of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics 

Department   Department of Theoretical Physics and AstrophysicsFaculty of Science 

Deadline    28 Jan 2018

Start date    March 2018 

Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic invites excellent scientists to
apply for a 

POSTDOC POSITION in the field of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics 

The institute for Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics conducts research on a wide range of topics. In Astrophysics we are focussed on the physics of massive stars, star clusters and the intergalactic medium using spectroscopical data and theoretical modelling where satellite data is an increasingly important source of information. In String theory we are active in the fields of Supersymmetry, D-branes, Integrability and formal aspects of BRST-BV quantization. In optics we investigate and design new optical devices based on transformation optics and on the analogy between optics and mechanics. 
The successful candidate should: 

  • be a researcher within 7 years after receiving the Ph.D. degree or its equivalent 
  • be a researcher, who worked at least 2 of the last 3 years outside the territory of the Czech Republic in the field of research with working time of at least 0.5, or was a Ph.D. student (or similar form) abroad 
  • have a publication activity – in the last 3 years, at least 2 publication outputs registered in Thomson Reuters Web of Science, Scopus or ERIH PLUS databases and at the same time, publications such as “articles”, “books”, “book chapters”, “letters” and “reviews”. The applicant must be the principal author of at least one publication (according to the subject specificity it may be the first author, the corresponding/reprint author, or the role of the individual authors stated in the article). 
  • have experience in the field of either 

Astrophysics – Experience with ESO instrumentation (VLA, ALMA) or space observatories is a strong advantage. 

String theory – with specialization towards the AdS/CFT correspondence.
Transformation optics – with specialization towards applications of metamaterials and constructing new optical instruments. 

  • have experience with research projects (an advantage) 
  • have excellent communication skills and ability to collaborate with multiple teams 

The application should include: 

  • CV including a summary of work experience, publication activity, involvement in research grants, etc. 
  • Cover Letter 
  • contact information of at least three references 
  • MU offers the opportunity to get: 
  • interesting job in a dynamically expanding university area 
  • diverse and challenging work in excellent research 
  • tenure track with an initial appointment for 2 years 
  • professional team and pleasant working environment 
  • interaction with leading scientists in an inspiring, internationalized environment 
  • welcome service for the successful candidate and his/her family 

Anticipated start date: The position is available from March 2018. 
The submission date is 28 January 2018.  
Please submit your application (or informal enquiries can be sent) by e-mail to
Review of applications will commence immediately after the deadline. Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview within one months of the deadline. 
Further information about: 

Brno is available at