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New deadline: October 31, 2021

News: The deadline has been postpone to October 31.

A Ph.D. position is available within the framework of the Primus Research Programme: "A Lanczos-like Method for the Time-Ordered Exponential" at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Prague.


We offer a Ph.D. position for four years at the Department of Numerical Mathematics, Charles University, Prague, starting from Spring 2022. The Department offers an international environment at one of the top universities in the Czech Republic, and the oldest university in Central Europe. The student will also have the opportunity to work with international external collaborators from France (Sorbonne-University / CNRS, and Université du Littoral Côte D'Opale), Italy (University of Padova), and the UK (University of Edinburgh). 

The Ph.D. studies will be under the supervision of Dr. Stefano Pozza (PI of the project). At the end of the project (December 2023), the student will continue and conclude their studies and work in the same Department as usual.

The grant amount is 25.000 CZK/month for the duration of the project (from the start date of the Ph.D. until December 2023). The grant amount amply covers the cost of living in the Czech Republic. A standard amount of 20.000 CZK/month will be granted for the remaining duration of the studies.

Profile of the candidates

The applicants must hold a Master's degree by the start date of Spring 2022 (to be announced) and have a strong interest in numerical linear algebra and numerical analysis. Knowledge of Matlab or other programming languages is necessary. Applicants will have to prove their English language level by passing an exam (it is possible to waive the examination under some conditions, more info soon). 

How to apply

Interested candidates must submit the following documents to pozza@karlin.mff.cuni.cz before October 31, 2021:

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Cover Letter explaining motivation and interest to obtain the position of Ph.D. student

  • A pdf of the Master's thesis (if the thesis is not in English or the pdf is not available, please contact us at pozza@karlin.mff.cuni.cz)

In addition, the candidate should arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the same email address before the same deadline (October 31, 2021).

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an online interview.

Selected finalists will be invited to apply through the university system officially.


Equality is at the core of our workplace policy. Our team aims to promote a secure and open environment for everyone, regardless of gender identity, sexuality, ethnicity, disability, and neurodiversity. Up to the project resources and capabilities, we aim to remove those obstacles of an economic, cultural, or social nature, which may restrict the full human development of our collaborators, with particular attention for the students.

For any questions, do not hesitate to contact:

Dr. Stefano Pozza,

Department of Numerical Mathematics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, 

Charles University, Sokolovska 83, 18675 Prague

Email: pozza@karlin.mff.cuni.cz

Homepage: https://www.karlin.mff.cuni.cz/~pozza



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