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Postdoctoral Positions

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At Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, we recognise that postdocs are the main powerhouse of research output and are destined to become the future leaders of science. The University postdoc programme was established specifically to provide our postdocs with the necessary scientific & technical support and tailored mentoring to fast-track their careers.

Research groups at University cover a range of expertise and advanced techniques in Medicine, Life Science, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Computers Science, Law, Arts and Public Administration.

Why complete a post-doctoral stay at Pavol Jozef Šafárik University?

Your postdoctoral stay at the University of Pavol Jozef Šafárik in Košice will be as you plan it. You can join a research team, do independent research in the laboratory. In any case, you will solve topics that you choose yourself – under the auspices of a tutor – the responsible worker for the postdoctoral stay at your new place of work.

You will be involved in research projects

You will be able to choose from more than 300 projects that are currently being solved at the University of Pavel Jozef Šafárik in Košice. You will, for example, participate in research on the structure and dynamics of biomolecules using x-ray techniques, to research the history of the Holocaust, you will analyse the position of women in the political environment of the Slovak Republic and in the Nordic countries of Europe, or you will start your own research that you propose yourself.

You will continue to grow professionally at Pavol Jozef Šafárik University

You can continue to learn and improve your skills and abilities necessary for research, development and teaching.

You will work in top laboratories with top experts

We will provide you with the necessary premises, laboratories with top equipment and instruments for your research. You will work, for example, in these laboratories, in the university science parks UVP Medipark, UVP Technicom and the scientific research centre Promatech together with by our experts from various fields of research or in a collective of workers from some of our top teams.

Your work can have a real use

Great research does not have to stop with a Ph.D. title next to your name. You will get contacts with scientists from your field and new ideas and inspiration for your work at international conferences in which you will have the opportunity to participate. Your work can also have a real use. It may also help shed light on various current issues and long-standing problems. For example, you will be able to design and test new approaches in the field in vitro fertilization, set a new direction in leukemia treatment, design a new generation of targeted transport systems capable of binding a wide range of drugs or new forms of work with socially disadvantaged groups, design and test the use of the magnetoimpedance phenomenon for sensing external parameters in multifunctional materials, participate in the data analysis of legislation and jurisprudence in business law and information technology law, propose the exercise of competences and the creation of public policy of municipalities and cities in an international context or participate in the solution of various other topics and theoretical or practical problems.

  • PhD or its equivalent reached within the last 5 years (the period is calculated from September 30, 2023 and it does not include maternity and parental leave, civilian military service, military service and other objective obstacles to the professional practice);
  • Minimum requirements set out in the call must be met.

The application deadline: June 30, 2023

Selection procedure: The candidates will be selected by a committee appointed by the Rector of the Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, based on the assessment of the materials submitted by the candidates.

Expected fellowship start: October 2023

Contact: Zuzana Szattlerová,, +421 55 234 1129

A candidate should submit the following materials via e-mail to the contact person:

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship Application Form;
  • Concise Curriculum Vitae (max. 5 pages in total);
  • List of principal publications (with ORCID ID or ResearcherID or Scopus Author ID); in case the publications are not registered in the professional databases, please provide relevant bibliographic information;
  • Academic records (PhD degree certificate, issued by the degree-granting University and bearing the official seal/s and signatures, to be submitted in the original language accompanied by an official English translation of each document);
  • An overview of participation in scientific research projects and completed study stays abroad;
  • Two recommendation letters (including one from the applicant’s doctoral supervisor);
  • A letter of acceptance from the host professor;
  • Research proposal and time plan (max. 5 pages in total including all references/figures/tables), including information on expected number of publications with co-affiliation with Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice in international peer reviewed journals;
  • Endorsement of previous practice;
  • Criminal record (only accepted applicants).


Below you can find a list of group leaders offering a postdoc position in the current call and descriptions of the offered postdoc research projects.

April 3, 2023 – June 30, 2023: You must complete your application by June 30, 2023 in order to be considered for the current postdoctoral stay Call

July 3 – 7, 2023: Selection of applicants by the selection committee

July 10 – 14, 2023: All applicants will be informed about the result of the selection process between July 10-14, 2023. We cannot answer status requests before

October 2023: Successful applicants will start their postdoctoral stay between October 2023 and March 2024

  • A 2-year contract with a possibility of extending up to 12 months;
  • € 1200 – 2000 (brutto) monthly salary;
  • Medical health insurance coverage is provided for the duration of the fellowship;
  • All research costs will be supported by the research group´s budget;
  • Support for participation in Meetings and Courses is generally provided by the Group Leader.
  • Living in Košice
  • Cost of living in Košice
  • Sciences
  • Social Sciences and Humanities

1. Timeliness and the scientific nature of aims and objectives, the scientific level and the quality of the project (scale 0-25)

  • Assess the scientific level of the project and the scientific nature of the methodologies used during the project implementation
  • Assess to what extent the project aims and objectives are clearly defined and feasible
  • Assess suitability and justification of the suggested methodology for the project implementation and specify its ability to meet the set aims and objectives

2. Original character of the project and conceptions of the project implementation (scale 0-25)

  • Assess the originality of the project

3. The structure of the project, the quality of preparation, the logical interconnection of the project procedures (scale 0-20)

  • Assess the clarity, the scientific level and the adequacy of the used methodology
  • Assess the project implementation from the time schedule point of view and from the point of view of the set objectives

4. Professional qualifications of the postdoctoral fellow (scale 0-30)

  • Assess the quality of the scientific outputs of the postdoctoral fellow
  • Assess the quality and the number of the implemented projects in which the postdoctoral fellow participated.

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