The postdoctoral fellow in graph theory

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

07. 06. 2022 14.44 hod.
Od: Edita Mačajová

Workplace: Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics, Comenius University of Bratislava, Slovakia

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

Working hours: 1 FTE (full-time employment of 37,5 hours per week)

Expected start date: October 2022 or negotiable with respect to immigration timelines for non EU candidates

Number of open positions:  1 
The gross salary is around 27 375 per year (including social security contributions and taxes). 

Application deadline: June 20, 2022

About the workplace:

Comenius University in Bratislava (CU) is a modern European university which in 2019 celebrated its 100th anniversary. It is the only Slovak university to be regularly ranked in international rankings of the best universities in the world.

The Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics (FMPI) is consistently ranked as the best faculty in Slovakia. Such a high standing has been achieved thanks to the quality of our teachers and researchers, our openness, a broad international collaboration, and also thanks to our exceptional students. The faculty provides an environment that places high demands on student skills, but also builds on mutual respect and friendly relationships between the students and the staff. Such an environment is a prerequisite to high quality education, exceptional research, and successful professional development of our students and staff. Our vision is to provide world class education programs based on high quality research with active student participation.  

Job description

The postdoc will work within the research group of the Excellent Research Team GRAMAD (Graphs, maps and other discrete structures), which is one of a few officially recognized excellent research teams by the Accreditation Committee of the Slovak Republic. The team has an extensive collaboration with numerous specialists in graph theory in the word. 

The main duties 

  • conduct research in the area of structural graph theory, in the area of flows and colourings on graphs and other related areas
  • propose and develop new areas of research within the research group 

Skills, qualifications and requirements 

  • Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree not older than 3 years before the intended start of the postdoc, from a university different from Comenius University, Slovak Republic. The candidate must be aged under 35 years;
  • they should have previous experience in research in graph theory; and
  • good communication skills (oral and written) in English. 

The applicants should provide the following documents with their application: 

  • academic CV
  • list of publications
  • motivation letter
  • recommendation letter
  • copy of Ph.D. diploma (applicants who are just finishing their Ph.D. may provide it later)

Applicants are required to submit these documents by e-mail to doc. Edita Máčajová ( by June 20, 2022. 

Selection Process 

Received applications will be considered carefully in line with the principles of the CU. Selection criteria:

(i) meeting qualification requirements described above,

(ii) all required documents provided. 

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a personal or online interview. 

FMPI CU is an equal opportunity employer. It supports diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.