Young researcher in applied mathematics

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Institute of Measurement Science, Slovak Academy of Sciences
Department of Theoretical Methods
Research Field
Mathematics » Applied mathematics
Researcher Profile
Recognised Researcher (R2)
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Offer Description

The Institute of Measurement Science at the Slovak Academy of Sciences is looking for enthusiastic young researchers in the field of applied mathematics, specifically focusing on the analysis of causal relationships in measured signals and complex time series.

As successful candidates, you’ll be part of the Department of Theoretical Methods. Your main responsibilities will involve conducting independent research in applied mathematics, particularly in the area of causal analysis. This research will build upon extensions of Granger causality tests, tests involving reconstructed state spaces, and techniques rooted in information theory. These methods are not only useful for detecting causality in pairs of variables but also in cases involving multiple variables, which can be viewed as dynamic networks with nodes characterized by time series data. Such complex networks are widespread in the real world, and there is ongoing work to develop effective methods for their causal analysis. Currently, our focus is primarily on methods related to evaluating complexity measures, like fractal dimensions and Rényi generalized entropies. The ultimate goal of this research is to improve our ability to detect causality from time series data, which could become a powerful tool for classifying various types of data.

This opportunity allows for the creation of new approaches and the potential testing of these approaches on real-world measurements, such as EEG and ECG signals, climate data, and more. This position is suitable for potential PhD students and young post-doctoral researchers interested in creatively applying and advancing relevant mathematical methods. Machine learning methods may also come into play.


To excel in this role, you should have strong English skills and experience in developing and testing software within the MATLAB environment. As part of your work, you will expand your knowledge in the field of dynamical systems theory, including chaos and fractal theory, and gain insights into statistics, information theory, and mathematical optimization.

The Institute of Measurement Science at the Slovak Academy of Sciences offers a dynamic and modern research environment where you can develop valuable skills for your academic and professional journey.

To find out more about the department, please visit the website:


Research Field
Mathematics » Applied mathematics
Education Level
PhD or equivalent

The candidate should demonstrate his/her competence in the following aspects:

  • Holding a PhD degree or a master’s degree (with an interest in further doctoral studies). The degree must have been awarded in a field related to the advertised position (mathematics, physics, computer science, …).
  • Being skilled in numerical data analysis, for example, using Matlab, and interpreting the results.

Proficiency in both written and oral English (at least level B2; see…)

Specific Requirements

Applicants are required to provide the following documents:

  1. Curriculum vitae (CV).
  2. Documentation confirming completion of their master’s or PhD degree.
  3. A list of publications.

The application must be forwarded via email to and


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Data Privacy: All documents submitted with this application will be securely stored and used solely for the preselection process. They will not be shared with any third party. Personal data will be retained for six months and then deleted.

Research Field
Mathematics » Applied mathematics

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Selection process

Applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Based on the submitted documents, we will invite the most promising candidates for an online interview. Every applicant will receive notification regarding their participation in an online interview within two weeks of submitting their application.

The main purpose of the interview is to assess the academic performance of the applicants and their qualifications for conducting independent scientific research in the advertised research field.

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