Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences

Date of publication: 20. 12. 2023
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Postdoc researcher in Astroparticle Physics (redna zaposlitev, rok za prijavo 31. december 2023)

Postdoc researcher in Astroparticle Physics

FZU – Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences is a leading public research institution located in Prague, Czech Republic. FZU is the largest institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences with more than 1100 employees. FZU pursues high-quality, innovative, and ground-breaking fundamental and applied research. Our researchers try to understand and explain the basic phenomena and processes of this world and respond to the current scientific and technical challenges of society.

We are looking for a postdoctoral research fellow with experience in cosmic-ray detection or air-shower phenomenology.

The successful candidate will be working on analysis of simulated air showers and their properties based on modifications of hadronic interaction models. The candidate will also be analyzing data of the Pierre Auger Observatory joining our group in studies of mass composition, anisotropy searches and testing of hadronic interaction models.

What you will do:

  • Develop analysis techniques
  • Produce simulations of extensive air-showers
  • Participate in the international cosmic-ray experiment Pierre Auger Observatory
  • Present results within international collaboration of the Pierre Auger Observatory
  • Work within a team of experimental and phenomenology-based physicists
  • Continuous learning
  • Writing of research papers

Required qualifications:

  • PhD degree in particle physics or astrophysics
  • International experience
  • Experience with the data analysis and production of simulations from cosmic-ray physics
  • Good skills in Machine Learning methods are an advantage
  • Creative thinking and proactive problem solving
  • Independent thinking and decision making
  • Eager to learn and share knowledge
  • Advanced communication skills
  • Advanced organization and time management skills
  • Good knowledge of English (written and spoken)


  • Interesting work in astroparticle physics field connecting phenomenology and experiment
  • Working in the international environment of large collaboration
  • Participation in multidisciplinary scientific projects
  • Working in an international team and a stimulating environment
  • Access to the powerful computational cluster of ~9000 CPU and GRID
  • Training and development (seminars, workshops, conferences, high-quality language courses, soft skills training)
  • A competitive salary
  • Support of your work-life balance – flexible work hours, work from home
  • Multisport card, meal allowance, 25 days of vacation + 6 days of personal leave/year and other benefits
  • More information is available at: Why FZU?

Terms of employment:

  • Start of employment Q1 2024 (according to the applicant's availability)
  • Full-time (40 hours/week)
  • 2-year contract with possible extension upon mutual agreement up to extra 3 years

Application procedure:

Please send your application including a motivation letter and CV to by December 31st, 2023. Reference letters are an advantage.

For additional information please contact directly Dr. Jakub Vícha,

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