Available postdoc positions at FIT

The Faculty of Information Technology, Czech Technical University in Prague, offers postdoc positions as a part of the CTU Global Postdoc Fellowship. This new and attractive fellowship programme provides an opportunity for excellent researchers who have recently completed their PhD to continue their research careers at the CTU in Prague. Fellows receive a two-year fellowship and become members of a team led by a mentor.

Who is the programme for?

The fellowship aims primarily at external international scientists who are currently conducting research abroad. Applicants must have completed their PhD within the last seven years (i.e. 2016 or later). The fellowship aims at authors/co-authors of three or more publications in a journal with IF or an A*/A conference.

Available positions

Applicants are advised to contact mentors for more details on the position/topic.

#8-5 Multi-agent Path Finding

Short description of the topic

Multi-agent path finding (MAPF) is a problem of navigating multiple agents to their individual goal positions so that agents do not collide. The problem has been intensively studied recently from the perspective of heuristic search. However, there are still open questions especially in compilation-based approaches to MAPF and in how to reflect properties of real environments such a continuity of space and time in formal models of MAPF. Tests of novel concepts on real robots in a laboratory is an optional part of this research.


Description of the ideal candidate

The ideal candidate should actively publish in artificial intelligence venues (AAAI, IJCAI, …) and/or in specialized venues focused on planning, heuristic search (ICAPS, AAMAS, SoCS, …), or robotics (ICRA, IROS, …) and in related journals (JAIR, AIJ). Strong programming skills preferably in C/C++ are required.

  • Application deadline: 30 November 2023
  • Start date: 1 January 2024

  • Salary: CZK 65,000 per month

How to apply

Applications deadlines are 15 June 2023, 31 August 2023, or 30 November 2023. The deadline for submission is indicated for each research topic/position.

To apply for this programme, you need the following documents in English:

  • Filled in Cover letter / Application form (DOCX format).
  • CV, including a list of publications (max. 4 pages). At least 3 IF journal publications are expected. A*/A conference papers do count as well. Papers accepted for publication yet waiting to be printed do count if a proof of acceptance is provided.
  • Motivation letter (max. 2 pages).
  • PhD certificate (copy).
  • You may attach other documents supporting your application, such as recommendation letters etc.

The application must reach CTU by the indicated deadline and should be sent to research@fit.cvut.cz by email or by post to:

Office of Science and Research
Faculty of Information Technology
CTU in Prague
Thákurova 9
160 00 Prague 6
Czech Republic

Selection process

Applications will be assessed by a committee based on documents sent by applicants. The mentor has a strong vote in the selection process. An (online) interview will be organized.

Fellows are expected to start their job at CTU on the dates indicated for each research topic/position. Starting date may eventually be postponed by a reasonable period.