Work With Us

Are you interested in studying or working at LEVYNA? We are an interdisciplinary team that is always eager to explore new venues. Our team’s expertise and facilities are an excellent opportunity for anyone looking for creative ways to investigate human behavior on various levels of scientific inquiry. We offer opportunities at several career advancement levels, from student exchange to post-doctoral positions.

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Research stays and internships

We offer short-term research stays for doctoral students and early career researchers as well as internships for bachelor/master students. The former stays usually take the form of joint research projects with a LEVYNA member (e.g., 2-3 months), and visiting scholars can also take part in other LEVYNA activities (e.g., Bayesian club, Reading club).

Internships can take the form of helping LEVYNA members with a specific research project (e.g., as a research assistant in data collection), working and testing a specific research device (e.g., eye-tracking), or analyzing existing data sets at LEVYNA. Internships can be coordinated with HUME Lab, an infrastructure that provides research support, lab space, and research equipment.

The stays and internships can be funded through programs such as Erasmus+, CEEPUS, or similar exchange programs. You can also check with the International Office at your university or with the office at the Faculty of Arts for more possibilities.

Ph.D. positions

LEVYNA offers full Ph.D. positions through the Department for the Study of Religion at the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University. This is a four-year program focused on a specific research project (see current LEVYNA Ph.D. students for inspiration) mentored by a senior LEVYNA member. The position guarantees a basic income in the form of a stipend and, if available, opportunities to work on grant projects investigated by LEVYNA members. We also work with other laboratories based in Europe and the USA, where students can hone their skills under the supervision of experts in various fields. More details about the Ph.D. program can be found on the website of the Department for the Study of Religion. We welcome applicants curious about human behavior and its evolutionary underpinnings, with a specific interest in religious cognition and ritual behavior.

Post-doctoral applications

We would be happy to support an application for post-doctoral positions through various funding schemes such as the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action, The Czech Science Foundation, or internal Masaryk University grants for excellent researchers.

If you would like to inquire about any of these offers in more detail or submit an application for some of these positions, please contact the LEVYNA director Martin Lang (

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