5 PhD positions at Institute of Space Sciences (ICE-CSIC) FPI-MdM
The Institute of Space Sciences (ICE-CSIC) offers five PhD positions in the framework of the predoc Program for Institutes with the Excellence Seal of the María de Maeztu program.
Interested candidates should apply from January 12th and January 26th 2023 directly through the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation at:
Available positions are:
1) "The fabric of the Universe: extragalactic astrophysics and cosmology (La estructura del universo: astrofísica extragaláctica y cosmología)" (ID: CEX2020-001058-M-20-1). Possible projects for this fellowship can be found here.
2) "The fabric of the Universe: gravitation and gravitational waves (La estructura del universo: gravitación y ondas gravitatorias)" (ID: CEX2020-001058-M-20-2). Possible projects for this fellowship can be found here.
3) "The extreme Universe: understanding the behavior of matter and fields under extreme conditions (El universo extremo: comprendiendo cómo se comportan la materia y los campos en condiciones extremas)" (ID: CEX2020-001058-M-20-3). Possible projects for this fellowship can be found here.
4) "From star formation to life: studies of exoplanets and stars (Desde la formación estelar hasta la vida: estudios de exoplanetas y estrellas)" (ID: CEX2020-001058-M-20-4). Possible projects for this fellowship can be found here.
5) "From star formation to life: studies of solar system, including Earth observation (Desde la formación estelar hasta la vida: estudios del sistema solar, incluyendo observación de la Tierra)" (ID: CEX2020-001058-M-20-5). Possible projects for this fellowship can be found here.
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About the Institute of Space Sciences (ICE-CSIC)
The Institute of Space Sciences (ICE-CSIC) pertains to the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and is affiliated with the Institut d’Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (IEEC). Officially created in 2008, ICE engages in theoretical and observational research across disciplines, including fundamental physics, astrophysics, planetary and Earth sciences. The institute also develops theoretical models, as well as instrumentation and technology for space and ground-based missions and experiments. ICE has about 120 members, two departments (Astrophysics & Planetary Sciences, and Cosmology & Fundamental Physics) and an Advanced Engineering Unit running 7 laboratories. The Institute has obtained the María de Maeztu seal of excellence, awarded by the Spanish State Research Agency (Agencia Estatal de Investigación, or AEI), dependent on the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (MICINN) for the period 2022 – 2025.
ICE has significant leadership in more than a dozen space missions, such as PAZ, LISA Pathfinder, LISA, Euclid, eXTP, Ariel, Athena and PLATO, as well as ground-based experiments like CTA, DES, DESI, PAU and CARMENES. We have two active ERC grants (one studying the impact of magnetic neutron stars in the explosive and transient Universe and one to study magnetic fields on exoplanets). ICE leads ‘PHAROS: The multi-messenger physics and astrophysics of neutron stars, a COST action comprising 400 scientists from 30 different countries that started in 2017, and SONET (Sustainable Offworld Network), a community of professionals in the academic and private sectors in EU and beyond, dedicated to the development of sustainable human settlements on other worlds, especially on the Moon and Mars.
ICE is located in a modern building on the Campus of the Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona in Bellaterra, just outside Barcelona.