Several postdoctoral positions are available in the Complex Networks and Brain Dynamics group (COBRA) at the Institute of Computer Science, Prague (Czech Republic). These positions are part of a larger, interdisciplinary consortium that was recently recommended for funding (OPJAK BRADY). The project topics include:

Topic 1: Detailed biophysical modelling of neurotransmitter action (supervised by Pavel Sanda).
Topic 2: Computationally efficient mean-field models of cortical microcircuits (supervised by Helmut Schmidt).
Topic 3: Whole-brain dynamics with applications particularly to schizophrenia and Parkinson’s disease (supervised by Gustavo Deco).
Topic 4: Data-driven model inversion and personalized parameter identification (supervised by Nikola Jajcay).
Topic 5: Modelling interventions into arousal dynamics (supervised by Jaroslav Hlinka).

Other related topics may be considered based on their fit to the overall project. Further information can be found here: https://cobra.cs.cas.cz/brady.

Quick Info

  • For period: 12-36 months duration initially (with the possibility of extension)
  • Contact Person: Ing. Mgr. Jaroslav Hlinka, Ph.D.
  • Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis


  • Positions are available immediately.
  • Contract is for 12-36 months duration.
  • Possibility of extension until end of project (30. 6. 2028), support for transition to tenure-track or external funding applications.
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, until the positions are filled.
  • This is a full-time fixed term contract appointment. Part time contract negotiable.
  • Competitive monthly gross salary: 50 000 – 66 000 CZK based on qualifications and experience (net salary approx. 40 000 – 52 000 CZK). Cost Of Living Comparison.
  • Bonuses and travel funding for conferences and research stays depending on performance.
  • No teaching duties.
  • Applicants should:
    1. Hold a PhD; up to 7 years from PhD defense at the start of employment.
    2. Have a strong background in the fields related to computational neuroscience – mathematical, statistical skills, experience with data analysis, machine learning, computer programming (the exact combination depends on the particular topic, see above).
    3. Be fluent in English.
  • We seek curious, self-motivated, hard-working, team-spirited researchers.
  • Prior experience with time series and network analysis is advantageous, but not required.
  • The applications are to be sent to bradyadmin@cs.cas.cz and should contain:
    1. Curriculum Vitae.
    2. Two letters of recommendation. The referees should send their recommendations directly to bradyadmin@cs.cas.cz.
    3. A proof of the obtained degree.
    4. Mention the Ref. No. 2024/4.

Do not hesitate to contact the project Scientific Coordinator for informal inquiries: Ing. Mgr. Jaroslav Hlinka, Ph.D., hlinka@cs.cas.cz, http://www.cs.cas.cz/hlinka/.