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Predoctoral positions at the Instituto de Física de Cantabria (Santander, Spain)

Fecha inicio solicitud: 
Lun, 20/05/2019
Fecha límite solicitud: 
Vie, 13/09/2019


Predoctoral positions at the Instituto de Física de Cantabria (Santander, Spain)

The María de Maeztu Unit of Excellence Instituto de Física de Cantabria offers up to 7 Predoctoral positions on a number of fields (Particle Physic, Astrophysics, Cosmology, Computing Science, and Climate) connected to the prioritized research lines detailed below. The successful candidate will be contracted for up to 4 years with a gross annual salary in the range 16400-21300€, depending on qualifications. The positions also include additional funds for travelling and training. Four contracts will start in September-October 2019 (first round) and the remaining in mid 2020 (second round). The deadline for applications for the first round is  10/07/2019.

Applications must be sent to indicating the research priority (among those listed below), and including a CV, copy of qualifications, a brief letter explaning your motivation and the names and contacts of up to two professors who could refer on you. For specific questions about each research line please contact the corresponding contact person. For any inquiries about the job please send an e-mail to

The three astronomy-related prioritized research areas are:

AGN X-ray Astronomy: scientific definition of Athena, particularly in the field of extragalactic surveys and AGN science. Contact person: Francisco Carrera,

CMB polarization: Cosmological analyses of current CMB experiments (e.g. Planck and QUIJOTE) and preparation for scientific exploitation of future projects (e.g. LiteBIRD mission, European Low Frequency Survey). Contact person: Belen Barreiro,

Dark Universe: Revealing the hidden nature/constituents of the Universe, exploiting synergies between the Astrophysics/Cosmology and Particle Physics groups. Contact persons: José M. Diego,; Rocío Vilar,