The Astronomical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences invites
applications for a post-doctoral position in the Relativistic Astrophysics
Group to work with the team involved in the international LISA consortium.
Candidates are expected to demonstrate research experience in Waveform
modeling of Extreme Mass Ratio Inspirals. Active participation at
respective work packages of the Waveform Working Group of the LISA
scientific consortium and/or experience with space projects are
advantageous factors.

The appointment is initially for 7 months; a possible extension is
expected upon satisfactory scientific performance and availability of
pre-submitted funding applications. The current position will be funded
through the PRODEX Experiment project supporting the Czech involvement in
the LISA space mission. The salary will be based on domestic levels and it
includes full health insurance.

Commencement is expected on the 1st of October 2021.

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: gglukes (at)
subject: “EMRI postdoc 2021 – Prague”
Two recommendation letters have to be sent to the same email address with
the same subject.

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. A necessary condition for the appointment is
to satisfy the legal requirements for being employed in the Czech
Republic. For informal inquiries about the position please feel free to
email Georgios Loukes-Gerakopoulos (gglukes (at)

To receive full consideration please submit your application and arrange
your recommendation letters to be sent by the 15th of July 2021.
Applications will be acknowledged by email. Once the selection process is
completed, the successful applicant will be notified.

Further information:
o See for the list of working groups at the Institute.
o See for details about the research employment and
work conditions in Czech Republic.
o See to compare cost
of living.

Note: Please understand that the COVID-19 challenge may prevent us from
admitting applicants from some regions because of legal or travel
restrictions related to the current medical situation in the world.