Postdoctoral/Research fellow position in computational psychometrics and statistics

Computational psychometrics group ( at Department of Statistical Modelling, Institute of Computer Science of the Czech Academy of Sciences invites applications for a postdoctoral position within the project “Theoretical Foundations of Computational Psychometrics” funded by the Czech Science Foundation (GACR) for period 2021 – 2023. The project involves developing, optimizing and implementing techniques for analysis of multi-item measurements in psychology, education, health, hiring, and other fields.

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Quick Info

  • Period: 2021 - 2023 (with the possibility of follow-up tenure-track application)
  • Contact Person: RNDr. Patrícia Martinková, Ph.D.
  • Deadline: until positions are filled

What we offer:

  • Initial contract for 12 months duration, with possible extension till the end of 2023, and possibility of follow-up tenure-track position.
  • Starting date: Position is available immediately. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
  • This is a full-time fixed term contract appointment, part time contract negotiable.
  • No teaching duties, teaching opportunities available in case of interest.
  • Support for travel, bonuses depending on performance.
  • The computational psychometrics group is active and well connected both locally and internationally in statistics and psychometrics. For example, in 2019 we hosted the International Workshop on Psychometric Computing (Psychoco).

Expected candidate profile:

  • PhD in Statistics, Data Science or related field with a strong interest in interdisciplinary research (we also consider applications for part-time PhD positions, with supervision of related PhD thesis topics possible at Charles University).
  • Strong statistical / data / programming skills with practical programming experience in R.
  • Previous experience with psychometric research is an advantage.
  • Publication record as well as very good English language skills.

Applications should be sent to and and should contain:

  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • A proof of the obtained degree.
  • Names of two or three references who may be contacted to provide reference letters.

For informal inquiries, do not hesitate to contact the principal investigator: RNDr. Patrícia Martinková, Ph.D.,