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Seven Postdoctoral Maria de Maeztu Fellowships at the Institute of Cosmos Sciences (ICCUB)

Instituto de Ciencias del Cosmos de la Universidad de Barcelona
Fecha inicio solicitud: 
Jue, 16/09/2021
Fecha límite solicitud: 
Mar, 08/12/2020


The Institute of Cosmos Sciences of the University of Barcelona (ICCUB) invites applications for its 7 Unit of Excellence Maria de Maeztu postdoctoral positions.

The ICCUB is an interdisciplinary center hosting a vibrant fundamental research program in cosmology, astrophysics and particle physics, with a strong technology unit supporting our participation in international collaborations in observational astronomy and experimental particle physics.

We are searching for enthusiastic researchers in the following areas: fundamental cosmology, gravitational waves (including their connection to fundamental physics), large-scale structure surveys, physics of strongly coupled dense matter, axion physics and axion detection experiments, particle physics beyond the Standard Model, galactic dynamics and evolution in the Gaia era, and quantum computation and simulation.

Additional information on these research areas can be found here. Synergies and collaborations across research lines are highly encouraged.

You will have the opportunity to work in our highly interdisciplinary and international institute, where collaboration with different faculty members and research groups is nurtured and cultivated.

Applicants must have a PhD in Physics, Astrophysics or related fields, or be on track to obtain it by the time the contract starts.


Employment conditions:

Positions are for two years renewable for a third year depending on performance and funding.

Gross annual salary will be in the range of 32 to 36 k€, with included social security and public healthcare benefits, covering spouse and children.

Positions are expected to begin no later than the fall of 2021, although exceptions can be made in cases of maternity/paternity or other special circumstances. More information on specific positions associated to each of the research lines can be found here.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

ICCUB offers and promotes a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applicants regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation (for additional information please see the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commission. Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call or email with their request.


Application procedure:

Documents that will be required for your application are:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Description and Plan (maximum 6 pages)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • URL to publications in a public database

All applications must be submitted online through the “Click here to Apply Now!” button below.

Inquiries about the application submission can be directed to Miriam Gutiérrez (



Applications should be uploaded in here before December 8th to receive full consideration, but those uploaded later will also be considered until positions are filled.



This positions are financed by the State Agency for Research of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation through the "Unit of Excellence María de Maeztu 2020-2023" award to the Institute of Cosmos Sciences (CEX2019-000918-M)

The Unit of Excellence Maria de Maeztu recognition has been awarded by the Spanish Government in 2020 for the second time to the ICCUB, as a center with a highly competitive strategic research programmes in the frontiers of knowledge.