Institute of Physiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences (Prague, Czech Republic) announces a call for a:

Postdoc position in Computational Neuroscience

The Laboratory of Computational Neuroscience, Institute of Physiology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, invites applications for a postdoctoral position to a motivated person to work in the field of theoretical neuroscience.

Research focus

Theoretical methods are employed to describe and understand particular processes in neural systems on the level of single cells or populations. Especially:

  • Metabolic cost of neuronal information and coding efficiency
  • Applications of information theory and estimation theory to computational neuroscience
  • Signal processing in insect olfactory system
  • Measures of neuronal spiking variability

See: http://www.biomed.cas.cz/~kostal/ for more details.


  • The applicant should hold a PhD, be fluent in English and be highly motivated to work on new topics
  • Have strong mathematical and programming skills (background in either physics, mathematics, statistics or electrical engineering)
  • Prior experience in computational neuroscience is advantageous but not required


  • Full-time fixed term contract for 12 months with possible extensions
  • Gross salary: 40.000 CZK per month
  • No teaching duties will be required
  • Possible accommodation within the institutional campus (serviced apartments, approx. 6.000 CZK/month rental for 1+kk) might be available (depends on the current demand)
  • Cost of living comparison: https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/in/Prague
  • Five weeks of vacations, three sick-days, and a wide range of benefits (health insurance, social security, subsidized lunches, gym on campus, language courses..)

Expected Appointment Start Date:  January 2022 (or earlier)

Required Documents:

  • CV with research experience, list of publications, scientific and technical skills
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Certificate of the PhD degree

to be sent by the applicant to the contact below by December 1, 2021

Contact:  Marcela Tomášková / marcela.tomaskova@fgu.cas.cz