Faculty of Mathematics, Physics
and Informatics
Comenius University Bratislava

Postdoctoral positions

In addition to bachelor's, master's, and doctoral studies, the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics at Comenius University offers the opportunity for postdoctoral stays at its workplaces and departments for promising scientists in the fields of mathematics, physics, and informatics.

Once a year, the faculty regularly publishes offers for young graduates of doctoral studies. Interested parties will find specific information regarding the application deadline, application requirements, financial, and other conditions on this webpage.

Postdoctoral positions - current offers

Archive

Postdoctoral Position in Discrete Mathematics06. 06. 2023

We are seeking qualified applicants with a PhD in Discrete Mathematics/Combinatorics awarded not earlier than in 2018. Application deadline: 25.6.2023

Postdoctoral positions02. 03. 2023

Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics of the Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia, is seeking highly motivated researchers holding a PhD. Not...

Postdoctoral position at Department of Experimental...14. 04. 2023

The Department of Experimental Physics seeks candidates for a postdoctoral position in Laboratory of atmospheric plasma applications within the project APVV...

The postdoctoral fellow on neutrino physics experiments 27. 05. 2022

The Department of Nuclear Physics and Biophysics, Faculty of Mathematics, Physics, and Informatics, Comenius University, Bratislava, seeks candidates for a...

The postdoctoral fellow in graph theory07. 06. 2022

Temporary position with 1-year contract (with possible prolongation for another year), non-academic.

Postdoctoral positions10. 05. 2022

Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics of the Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia, is seeking highly motivated researchers holding a PhD. Not...

Postdoctoral position at Department of Experimental...02. 06. 2022

The Department of Experimental Physics seeks candidates for a postdoctoral position in Laboratory of atmospheric plasma applications within the project APVV...

Postdoctoral fellow on neutrino physics experiments 12. 07. 2021

The Department of Nuclear Physics and Biophysics, Faculty of Mathematics, Physics, and Informatics, Comenius University, Bratislava seeks candidates for a...

Postdoctoral fellow in the area of Extremal locally uniform...12. 07. 2021

The Department of Algebra and Geometry, Faculty of Mathematics, Physics, and Informatics, Comenius University, Bratislava seeks candidates for a postdoctoral...

Postdoctoral researcher - Optics and Lasers12. 07. 2021

temporary position with 1-year contract (with possible prolongation for another year), non-academic

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Current postdoctoral positions

In 2023, FMFI UK Bratislava has offered 15 new positions for prospective postdoctoral researchers.

As part of the SASPRO 2 program, which belongs under the Horizon 2020 scheme and brings together three top Slovak scientific and research institutions - SAV, UK, and STU, one new returning postdoctoral position was filled by Dr. Martin Krššák, who works in the Department of Theoretical Physics under the supervision of Associate Professor Tomáš Blažek. 

For excellent researchers affected by the war in Ukraine, the faculty prepared four postdoctoral positions in 2023. Three positions were filled in the Department of Experimental Physics: 

  • Dr. Mykhaylo Bilogovskyy, who collaborates with Associate Professor Maroš Gregor,
  • Dr. Ihor Shpetnyy, who collaborates on the project of Associate Professor Tomáš Pleceník,
  • Dr. Olena Zhytlukhina, whose host is Dr. Leonid Satrapinskyy.
  • The fourth position created in the Department of Nuclear Physics and Biophysics remained unfilled due to objective reasons related to the winning applicant. 

Based on the call from the Rectorate of UK, five candidates were selected at FMFI UK: 

  • Dr. Shasha Zheng, who works under the supervision of Professor Róbert Jajcay in the Department of Algebra and Geometry,
  • Dr. Moumene Imane, who will collaborate with Professor Fedor Šimkovic in the Department of Nuclear Physics and Biophysics,
  • Dr. Bernard Gitura Kimani will work in the Department of Astronomy, Earth Physics, and Meteorology with Professor Zdenko Machala,
  • Dr. Savita Verma will also collaborate in the Department of Astronomy, Earth Physics, and Meteorology with Associate Professor Karol Hensel,
  • One selected will work in the Department of Experimental Physics under the supervision of Professor Pavel Veis. 

Based on the call from FMFI UK, four postdoctoral positions were filled: 

  • Dr. Eugenia Boffo works in the Department of Theoretical Physics under the supervision of Associate Professor Tomáš Blažek,
  • Dr. Vahideh Ilbeigi works in the Department of Experimental Physics under the supervision of Professor Štefan Matejčík,
  • Dr. Nicholas Hananea will work in the Department of Applied Informatics under the supervision of Professor Ľubica Beňušková.

Currently, Professor Zdenko Machala and Professor Pavel Veis have created a joint postdoctoral position, which will be filled by Dr. Atikukke Sahithya.

Nine postdoctoral researchers selected in previous periods continue their work at the faculty. In the Department of Experimental Physics, the following scientists continue their research: 

  • As part of the SASPRO2 program, Dr. František Herman continues his research activities in the Department of Experimental Physics, having obtained a postdoctoral position in 2022,
  • Dr. Vahideh Ilbeigi, under the supervision of Professor Štefan Matejčík, successfully completed the MCSA Maria Curie project and continues within the faculty's call,
  • Dr. Oleh Turutanov, who started collaboration in 2022, is a researcher affected by the conflict in Ukraine and continues to collaborate with Professor Miroslav Grajcar. 

Based on calls from FMFI UK and the Rectorate of UK, the following postdoctoral researchers were accepted for positions in 2021 and 2022, whose research continued in 2023 or whose tenure was extended:

In the Department of Experimental Physics: 

  • Dr. Sukumaran Vanibhapeedikayil Dhanada, who collaborate with Professor Pavel Veis,
  • Dr. Shamaila Manzoor, works under the supervision of Associate Professor Petr Čermák.

In the Department of Astronomy, Earth Physics, and Meteorology, Dr. Kooshki Saeed and Dr. Vazquez Thomas continued to work under the supervision of Professor Zdenko Machala.

Procedure and documents necessary for the legalization of residence for students and faculty staff coming from abroad

Arrangement of temporary residence

The terms of entry, stay, and issuance of documents for the foreigners in the territory of the Slovak Republic are legally regulated by the provisions of the Act No. 404/2011 Coll. and the relevant amendments.

Postdoctoral fellows/doctoral students who are EU residents

The stay of EU residents in the territory of Slovakia is regulated by § 112, section 1, and the stay of their family members by section 2.

EU residents have the right to stay for three months from the date of entry into the Slovak Republic without any other conditions and formal requirements. During this stay, they prove their identity either with a valid identity card or a travel document.

However, the EU citizens also have the obligation to register at the relevant department of the foreign police within 10 working days (as well as their family members) if accommodated privately. In practice, this means filling in the "Registration of Stay" form (Slovak versionEnglish version), which is delivered to the relevant foreign police department, for example, as registered letter. If the EU citizen is accommodated through a public accommodation provider, the provider fulfills this obligation and invites the foreigner to fill in the registration form and ensures its delivery to the police department within five days from the beginning of the accommodation.

Postdoctoral fellows/doctoral students from third countries

The obligations of nationals of third countries are dealt with in § 111, section 2, which imposes on the holder of a national visa (or Schengen visa) the obligation to inform the relevant foreign police department about the beginning, place, and expected duration of their stay within three working days. This obligation is fulfilled by filling in the form "Registration of Stay" (Slovak versionEnglish version) and delivering it to the relevant foreign police department, e.g. by registered letter.

At the same time, postdoctoral fellows and doctoral students from third countries have the obligation to obtain a residence permit. The postdoctoral fellows and the doctoral students have the option of priority processing. To this end, an online application must be submitted through the website of the Ministry of the Interior of the Slovak Republic  in cooperation with the host or supervisor..

The annex to this application is either an acceptance letter or the employement contract or the future contract agreement (postdoctoral fellows) or a decision on admission (doctoral students) and also the completed form  "Žiadosť o udelenie prechodného pobytu/Application for the temporary residence".

Based on this application, the foreign police will assign the applicant a term when the postdoctoral fellow or doctoral student shall appear at its office and submit the following documents, which must not be older than 3 months (90 days): 

  • a valid travel document, 
  • two photos with dimensions 3x3.5 cm 
  • a completed application for temporary residence in hard copy,
  • a confirmation of the purpose of the stay (acceptance letter, or employment contract or contract for future employment in the case of postdoctoral fellows, a decision on admission to doctoral study in the case of doctoral student), 
  • a certificate of good conduct, which is fulfilled by an authorized copy of the criminal record of the country in which the postdoctoral fellow or doctoral student has stayed for more than 90 days during the last three years and which relates to the entire country (not to a specific state of the country, district, etc.),
  • a document proving financial security for the stay, for this purpose an acceptance letter is submitted, stating the amount that the postdoctoral fellow will receive in the form of a salary during his/her stay at the faculty, or another relevant document issued by the faculty. In the case of doctoral student, the "Scholarship Certificate" issued by the Doctoral study department is submitted. 
  • a document proving accommodation arrangements. 

All submitted documents must be in Slovak language or translated into Slovak by a translator authorized for official translations. A list of authorized translators can be found on the website of the Ministry of Justice of the Slovak Republic

In case the subject of the translation is not the original document but only its copy, it is necessary to confirm the conformity of this copy with the original at any notary office in the Slovak Republic or any registry office in the territory of the Slovak Republic.

The postdoctoral fellow cooperates with his/her host and the personnel department of the faculty to secure the necessary documentation.

The doctoral student secures the necessary documentation in cooperation with the Doctoral study department of the faculty and his/her supervisor.

Pursuant to Section 131k, paragraph 2 of Act No. 404/2011 Coll. on the Stay of Foreigners, a third-country national who has submitted a request for a temporary residence under Section 31, paragraph 3, or permanent residence under Section 44, paragraph 1, at a police department is entitled to stay in the territory of the Slovak Republic until a decision on this request is made.

Health insurance for foreigners

Basic information about health insurance for foreigners

Postdoctoral fellows, who are employed at the faculty based on an employment contract, regardless of the countries they come from, are therefore in an employment relationship with the faculty, are provided with health insurance through the faculty in the form of public health insurance.

News

Apart from the option of communicating with the foreign police as outlined in the section "Procedure and documents required for the legalization of residents for students and faculty staff coming from abroad", which remains a priority, it is currently possible to approach the Foreign Police Department in Bratislava personally on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 07:30 AM to 03:30 PM. Here, you can arrange not only residence matters but also all other life situations, inquire about the status of the temporary residence application, etc., as is specified in the following link: https://www.minv.sk/?vizova-info-typy-viz-1