Open positions

So you want to be an astronomer?

We are seeking to fill 1-2 PhD students positions funded by the Primus award to begin in September 2018 and lasting 4 years. We are interested in observational or theoretical aspects of time-domain astrononomy. Possible topics include core-collapse supernovae, stellar mergers, eclipsing binaries, variable stars, stellar dynamics, (magneto)hydrodynamics, radiation transport, “big data”, etc. Many of these issues are directly related to the important unsolved problems of contemporary astrophysics. The group has access to the All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae (ASAS-SN). The candidates are expected to work within international collaborations.

Applicants must satisfy conditions to be admitted to the PhD program of Charles University. For inquiries about the position please contact Dr. Ondrej Pejcha at

Applications containing CV, statement of past experience and research plans, and names and addresses of 2-3 references should by submitted to by April 5 2018. More materials may be requested later. The admission deadline at Charles University is April 30 2018.