In accordance with the The Competitive Hiring Process Code of Charles University, the Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University announces opening of the following position with submission deadline June 15, 2024

The Department of Geophysics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Prague (Czech Republic), wishes to fill one full-time postdoc position in seismology, with a focus on advanced earthquake ground-motion modeling using kinematic and dynamic source models. The position is available from August 1st, 2024, and is for a one-year period with possible extensions of up to three years. Gross monthly salary (depending on previous eligible experience) starting at 50.000 CZK. In addition, progressive salary increases for successful project applications and significant publication bonuses will be granted. The candidate will join the seismological team of the department involved in Project OP JAK “Natural and anthropogenic georisks” no. CZ.02.01.01/00/22_008/0004605. We are looking for a person with a strong background in seismology with rich experience in earthquake ground motion modeling. The research will include the use of state-of-the-art kinematic and dynamic forward and inverse ground-motion modeling techniques, earthquake scenario modeling, validation against observed seismograms for selected events and empirical ground-motion models, earthquake scenario ground-motion predictions, and their statistical analyses. The results will be presented at conferences and published regularly in peer-reviewed journals. Please submit your application including the following list of information: Curriculum vitae with a detailed presentation of professional and research activities, including also pdf of diplomas List of all publications (refereed & non-refereed), lectures and research projects Specification of programming and language skills Statement describing past research experience and plans, research interests and career goals, and indicating why you are interested in the position (max. 1 page) Contact details of 2 professionals willing to provide a letter of reference

Application Instructions

The application with required attachments should be sent by e-mail to positions@matfyz.cuni.cz by the deadline. The subject of this e-mail should contain the job offer code.


If any recommendation letters are required, the applicant is responsible to ensure that they are sent to the same e-mail address positions@matfyz.cuni.cz. The subjects of these e-mails should also contain the job offer code.


In justified cases, e.g., if the applicant completes his doctoral studies in the period between the submission of the application and the date of starting the employment relationship, the applicant must provide proof of the completed doctoral studies before signing the employment contract.


Candidates who progress to the second round of the selection procedure will be invited for an interview. The interview may be conducted by means of information and communication technology if justified, at the request of the candidate. The Committee may invite selected candidates to give a lecture to the academic community of the Faculty.


  • Strong theoretical background in: Earthquake seismology Ground motion modeling using 1D and 3D numerical methods Empirical ground motion models Kinematic and/or dynamic earthquake rupture modeling Technical skills: Seismological data handling and processing (downloading data from public repositories, waveform filtration, integration, etc.) Advanced knowledge of numerical methods for wave propagation and dynamic rupture simulations Experience with Linux operating system (working in command line mode) and shell scripting Further requirements: Completed PhD in a field related to seismology and earthquake engineering Publication record in the fields highlighted above as well as international orientation and recognition Willingness and ability to lead own research Experience in the acquisition, management, and implementation of research projects High motivation, ability to work in a team, independence


  • Seismology, earthquake ground-motion modeling using kinematic and dynamic source models

Required Documents

  • structured CV
  • evidence of education, scientific and pedagogical degrees and scientific ranks
  • list of scientific and publication activity
  • motivation letter

Job offer code: 202406-VP2-MFF-KG-039
Published: 2024-05-14
Starting date by agreement: Yes
Hours per week: 40
Duration: 1 year
Contract for an indefinite period: No