A postdoc position in the Complex Networks and Brain Dynamics group - Ref. No. 21

A postdoc position is available in the Complex Networks and Brain Dynamics group as part of the project "From Biological Neural Networks to Next-Generation Whole-Brain Models", funded by the Czech Academy of Sciences through a Lumina Quaeruntur fellowship. This position is concerned with developing mathematical models of cortical microcircuits that are both biologically realistic and computationally efficient. A particular focus will be on developing mean-field models of spiking neural networks that are informed by structural and functional data of cortical tissue. The ultimate goal is to implement these mean-field models into whole-brain network models.

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Quick Info

  • For period: from 1. 1. 2023 or soon thereafter
  • Contact Person: Helmut Schmidt, Ph.D.
  • Deadline: until position is filled


  • Initial contract is for 24-36 months duration (with possible extension based on project progress).
  • The position is available from 01. 01. 2023 or soon thereafter.
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with first cut-off on 30. 09. 2022, until the position is filled.
  • This is a full-time fixed-term contract appointment. Part-time contract negotiable.
  • Monthly gross salary: 50 000 CZK.
  • Bonuses depending on performance and travel funding for conferences and research stays.
  • No teaching duties.

Applicants should:

  • Hold a PhD in computer science, physics, applied mathematics, or related fields.
  • Have strong mathematical skills, ideally with experience in neural mass/field models.
  • Be fluent in English.

We seek curious, self-motivated, hard-working, team-spirited researchers.

Applications are to be sent to ics@cs.cas.cz and should contain:

  • Mention the Ref. No. 21.
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Two letters of recommendation. The referees should send their recommendations directly to ics@cs.cas.cz.
  • A proof of the obtained degree.

For informal inquiries, please contact the holder of the Lumina Quaeruntur fellowship directly: Helmut Schmidt, Ph.D., schmidt@cs.cas.cz.