Postdoc Position in Mathematics, Differential and Difference Equations

Updated: 2 months ago
Deadline: 28 Feb 2023

Department: Department of Mathematics and Statistics  – Faculty of Science
Deadline: 28 Feb 2023
Start date: negotiable, by 1 April 2023 or later in 2023
Job type: full-time  |  part-time
Job field: Science and research

Bursar of the Faculty of Science, Masaryk University announces an open competition for the position Postdoc position in Mathematics – Differential and Difference Equations

Workplace: Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic

Type of Contract: temporary position with contract for 6-12 months within 2023-2024, non-academic

Working Hours: 0.5 FTE - 1 FTE (half-time or up to full-time employment, 40 hours per week for full-time employment or its equivalent for partial time employment)

Expected Start Date: negotiable, by 1 April 2023 or later in 2023

Number of Open Positions: 1

Pay: CZK 45000 per month (for full time position)

Application Deadline: 28. 2. 2023

EU Researcher Profile : Researcher 2

About the Workplace

Masaryk University  is modern, dynamic and the most attractive university in the Czech Republic with ten faculties, more than 6000 staff and 30 000 students, a wide range of research areas and a strong international position. We are the largest academic employer in the South Moravian Region.

Faculty of Science  MU, a holder of the HR Excellence in Research Award  by the European Commission, is a research-oriented faculty, offering university education (Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degree programs) closely linked to both primary and applied research and high school teaching of the following sciences: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Earth sciences. We are the most productive scientific unit of the Masaryk University generating around 40 % of MU research results.

Department of Mathematics and Statistics   at the Faculty of Science MU is opening 1 postdoctoral position associated to a research project.

Job Description

Key Duties: The candidate will conduct research in the area of ordinary differential and/or difference equations with the emphasis on the oscillation and spectral theory, including the theory of dynamic equations on time scales, within the project Oscillation theory on hybrid time domains with applications in specral and matrix analysis , principal investigator Roman Simon Hilscher.

Skills and Qualifications

The applicant must have:

  • A PhD degree in mathematics or related areas within 8 years after the award (or be close to obtaining one)
  • Experience and strong background in the area of ordinary differential equations and/or difference equations and/or dynamic equations on time scales
  • Good communication skills and fluency (oral and written) in English
  • Good and relevant publication record

The applicant should have:

  • High motivation to join the research team
  • Good vision of the future research interests

Informal inquiries about the position can be sent to Roman Simon Hilscher, email: , phone +420 54949 4226.

We Offer

  • An interesting job in a dynamically-expanding university area
  • Working load 50% - 100% depending on mutual agreement
  • Flexible working hours and occasional home office to support personal needs in family and career compatibility 
  • Employee benefits such as 6 weeks of paid vacation per year, pension insurance contribution, a financial meal allowance, lunches in canteens of MU, Multisport card, vaccinations free of charge, discounted language courses, university cinema discount, exclusive mobile tariff offer by Vodafone, childcare group-Campus and Komenského náměstí
  • Opportunity to work and live in a modern and dynamic city  (for more information on costs of living, you can refer to Numbeo )
  • International Staff Office  provides support with your relocation to Brno

Application Process

The application shall be submitted online by 28 February 2023 via an e-application, please find the reference to the e-application in the beginning and end of the advertisement.

The candidate shall provide following:

  • CV
  • Cover letter describing candidate's research interest and experience
  • Summary of research outputs and publications
  • Arrange two reference letters to be sent directly to Roman Simon Hilscher ( )

After submitting your application successfully, you will receive an automatic confirmation email from .

Selection Process

Received applications will be considered carefully in line with principles of the EU Charter and Code for Researchers . Selection criteria: (i) meeting qualification requirements described above, (ii) all required documents provided.

If we do not contact you within 10 working days after the application deadline at the latest, it means that we have shortlisted other candidates meeting the position requirements.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a personal or online interview.

The Faculty Recruitment Policy (OTM-R) can be seen here .

Faculty of Science, Masaryk University is an equal opportunity employer. We support diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Visit our Career page .

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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