Postdoctoral position in Gravity & Astrophysics at CEICO


CEICO is an international centre within the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague, performing interdisciplinary research on the boundary between astrophysics and cosmology, gravity, instrumentation,  particle physics and string theory. CEICO values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. For more information about the center, please see:


Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the field of gravity and astrophysics within the Central European Institute for Cosmology and Fundamental Physics (CEICO), Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences.

The duration of the post is for 1 year. Starting date is flexible from 1st September 2022 onwards. The gross salary is competitive, 60,000 CZK/month (net ~ 47,000 CZK), and is subject to a yearly raise contingent upon performance. A generous travel budget of 100,000 CZK/year, along with funds for personal equipment are offered.

The successful applicant will join an interdisciplinary research project led by Dr. Ippocratis Saltas, and contribute towards the development of precision tests of the standard paradigm of gravity and particle physics with astrophysics, alongside pursuing their own independent research activities. The position is supported by funds through the Czech Grants Foundation (GAČR) and the Czech Academy of Sciences. Applicants must hold a PhD degree in Physics or a related field by the start of the post.

We welcome applications from outstanding candidates with a theoretical, numerical or phenomenological expertise in any of the following areas:

  • Astrophysical tests of gravity, including modelling of gravitational wave sources
  • Stellar modelling and/or stellar pulsations (Newtonian or relativistic)

Applicants with expertise in any field synergistic to the above are strongly encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will also have access to the centre’s computing cluster.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr. Ippocratis Saltas, saltas [at] fzu [dot] cz.

Application procedure

Applicants should submit the following documents in a single pdf file to Dr. Ippocratis Saltas (saltas [at] fzu [dot] cz), with a copy to Mgr. Simona Dačeva (daceva [at] fzu [dot] cz):

  • Curriculum Vitae,
  • A brief description of past and current research interests/achievements, and their vision as to how they would fit for the post (maximum two pages, no less than 11 pt fonts),
  • List of publications (Optionally, a link to an online database, e.g NASA/ADS, could be additionally provided).

Three academic letters of reference must be sent directly to Dr. Ippocratis Saltas (saltas [at] fzu [dot] cz).

Applications will be considered until the position is filled.