Postdoc position funded jointly by CAS and IPS

The Institute of Psychology (IPS) of the Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS) invites outstanding and enthusiastic junior PhD graduates to apply for a postdoc position funded jointly by CAS and IPS.


The Institute of Psychology includes a number of research groups and senior scientists covering a wide range of topics and areas in psychology and cognitive sciences, including but not limited to, for example:

  • visual memory and attention
  • psycholinguistics, language and speech acquisition
  • intergroup relations and stereotypes
  • life-span development and aging
  • social and emotional development in adolescence
  • occupational health and organizational psychology, higher education studies


Experimental apparatus available at the Institute (Prague branch) includes an eyetrakcer, EEG/ERP and fNIRS. Potential applicants are encouraged to read the profiles of researchers on the website, identify their potential mentors, and approach them in advance for informal inquiries.


  • Each position is of 12–24 months duration.
  • Possible locations: Prague, Brno.
  • Application deadline: 15 April 2023 or 15 September 2023
  • Starting date: the following July, 1 or January, 1.
  • This is a full-time fixed term contract appointment.
  • Monthly gross salary: 50 000 CZK, net salary 30 000 CZK. Cost Of Living Comparison
  • Additional bonus - Travel package for the total duration: up to 20 000 CZK for conferences or research stays.
  • No teaching duties
  • Applicants must:
  1. have PhD in a relevant discipline not older than 2 years prior to the starting date; some exception may be granted if time spent on parental leave;
  2. employment relationship with the Institute must last for the entire period of support provided by the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic in the full-time employment with the place of work in the Czech Republic (only one employment relationship);
  3. be fluent in English.
  • The applications are to be sent to info@psu.cas.cz, , using the phrase “postdoc position” in the subject, and should contain:
  1. Structured CV. Use the following outline:
  • personal data
  • current affiliation and work position
  • education
  • overview of previous jobs including respective work positions
  • teaching experience
  • research activities, including grant activities
  • international research stays and acquired professional experience
  • publications, presentations
  • additional information
  1. Brief description of applicant’s research interests and of intended research plan during the fellowship highlighting possible cooperation inside the institute, especially:
  • the key research topics
  • an outline of the workplan (max. 4 500 characters).
  • Projects on which Applicant is going to work.
  1. Three letters of recommendation – one can be from a scientist currently working at the Institute of Psychology, and one from the applicant’s current affiliation. The referees should send their recommendations directly to info@cs.cas.cz, using the phrase “postdoc recommendation” in the subject.
  2. Proof(s) of obtained degree(s).