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In accordance with the The Competitive Hiring Process Code of Charles University, the Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University announces opening of following positions with submission deadline May 15, 2023

Postdoc position at the Institute of Theoretical Physics in gravitational physics with a focus on higher-derivative theories

Non-academic position
Workplace:Faculty of Mathematics and Physics - School of Physics - Institute of Theoretical Physics
Job Offer Code: 202303-PD-MFF-UTF-004
ITP is an internationally recognized place of excellence in theoretical gravitational physics. The institute offers a vibrant and supportive environment, together with plentiful opportunities to collaborate with numerous experts in Prague’s relativity community and with a large number of students and postdocs trained at ITP. The position is offered for 2 years with a possible extension for another year. Applicants may apply for multiple postdoctoral positions simultaneously open at the ITP. The application must be submitted for each position separately.
Qualification and Other Requirements:The research position within the project of dr. Ivan Kolář. The project aims to study gravitational theories and scalar field theories (in the presence of gravity) that contain higher derivatives of finite or infinite order (nonlocal theories). The research will focus on solving some of the following problems: exact and approximate solutions of higher-derivative theories of gravity, higher-derivative scalar field theories in curved spacetimes from the classical and quantum viewpoint, regularity of fields and curvature in the context of functions and (non-linear) distributions. The expertise of the applicant should be close to one of the following topics: general relativity and modified theories of gravity, exact solutions and their interpretation (black holes, gravitational waves, etc.), quantum gravity or quantum theory in curved spacetimes, higher derivatives, and nonlocality.
Expected Start Date:September 01, 2023 or negotiable
Term contract:2 years
Informal inquiries can be sent to:ivanhoex.cpp@gmail.com


The application with required attachments should be sent by e-mail to positions@matfyz.cuni.cz by the deadline. The subject of this e-mail should contain the ID of the position.

In justified cases, e.g., if the applicant completes his doctoral studies in the period between the submission of the application and the date of starting the employment relationship, the applicant must provide proof of the completed doctoral studies before signing the employment contract.

The applicant must also arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent as well to positions@matfyz.cuni.cz. The subjects of these e-mails should contain the ID of the position.

Candidates who progress to the second round of the selection procedure will be invited for an interview. The interview may be conducted by means of information and communication technology if justified, at the request of the candidate. The Committee may invite selected candidates to give a lecture to the academic community of the Faculty.

Application Submission Deadline:May 15, 2023 at 00:00 CEST
Documents Required for the Application:
  • structured CV
  • list of publication activity
  • list of citation response
  • two letters of recommendation
  • motivation letter
Published On: March 31, 2023

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