We are always on a lookout for talented and motivated students or junior researchers to join our ranks. If our research caught your interest, and your skills fit the focus of the group, feel free to drop us an email. Include a brief description of why you are interested in joining us, and your CV. Please have a look here at an (incomplete) list of examples of available projects. We also welcome students with their own project ideas, as long as they are aligned with the resarch focus of the group.

Open postdoctoral position focusing on modelling electrical stimulation in V1 and neuro-prosthetic system design.

Project goals: Project goals: Develop a large-scale model of electrical stimulation in the primary visual cortex for neuro-prosthetic vision restoration. Create and refine models of the primary visual cortex and its electrical stimulation. Simulate the impact of external stimulation on cortical activity. Develop novel machine learning methods to link simulated cortical activity to expected visual perceptions. Develop stimulation protocols for neuro-prosthetic systems. This project is undertaken as a part of a larger consortium of Czech experimental and theoretical neuroscience teams.
Requirements: Strong computational and analytical skills. Experience in computational modeling, spiking neural networks, machine learningor understanding of electric field propagation in biological mediums are of great advantage but not strictly required.
Duration: 2 years, with possible extension.
Funding: Fully funded for 4.5 years, starting January.
To apply, send: Detailed CV and cover letter explaining your interest and how your skills align with our project to: antolikjan@gmail.com.

We will be accepting applications until position is filled.

Other funding opportunities

Below is a list of additional funding possibilities that you could pursue:

PhD funding

  • The PhD program of Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University. Any student that passes the entrance exam can be enrolled in this funded PhD program. A successful candidate can expect an equivalent of gross income of 28000 Czk, which at the time of writing (10.10.2020) is approximatly 1050 euros per month. For more details contact Ján Antolík. Additional funding schemes, such as teaching, mobility grants, or intra-university project grants allow for further increases of the salary.

Post-doctoral fellow funding

  • Charles University is making yearly calls for visting post-doctoral fellows, that come with 2 year contracts and attractive salary.

  • The Faculty of Mathematics and Physics makes calls for visiting post-doctoral fellows with similar conditions. These calls are irregular, contact me for the current status.

  • We can help you write a project for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship. As Czech Republic is one of the Widening Countries, there are additional Widening Fellowships available within the MSCA-PF calls, as well as Czech national funding of the applications with high evaluation but no funding. This significantly increase the chance of the application being funded.

  • Likewise, we can help you write a project for the EMBO Postdoctoral Fellowship. Extra fellowships for Czech Republic also exist withing this funding scheme, further increasing the chances of success.

  • Finally, we can help you write a grant for the Czech Granting Agency (GACR) Incoming Post-doc grant that funds 2 year post-doc stays at Czech institutions.

Bilateral funding