Jobs

3 PhD positions at the Institute of Space Sciences (ICE-CSIC)

The Institute of Space Sciences (ICE-CSIC) offers 3 PhD positions within the framework of the Maria de Maetzu Program and are available within the three generic research lines:

RL1) The fabric of the Universe: Using multi-disciplinary cosmological probes and gravitational waves to understand what the universe is made of and how it evolves. Research areas include extragalactic astronomy, observational and theoretical cosmology,  quantum and classical gravity, gravitational waves, and more.

A complete list of projects is available here.

RL2) The extreme Universe: Understanding how matter and fields behave in extreme conditions of density and pressure, gravitational or electromagnetic forces. Research areas include theoretical and observation astrophysics of compact objects, the nuclear matter under extreme conditions, astroparticle physics, high-energy astrophysics, and more.

A complete list of projects is available here.

RL3) From star formation to life: Searching for and characterizing extrasolar Earth-like planets, understanding how they form,  and the analogy with our own planetary environment. Research areas include star formation,  stellar physics,  exoplanet science, solar system  (minor objects, planets),  Earth observations, and more.

A complete list of projects is available here.

Positions are for 3.5 years and salaries are commensurate with other Spanish PhD fellowships. Possible starting dates are as soon as September 2022.

Application procedure


When applying, candidates should specify in the motivation letter to which RL they apply and include, in prioritized order, two projects within the primary RL. In case candidates wish to be considered for other RL, they should include one additional project corresponding the secondary RL of their choice.

Applications should include:

  • A curriculum vitae.
  • A transcript of Bachelor and MSc (or equivalent) grades.
  • A motivation letter, including the information specified above.
  • Additionally, up to two reference letters (minimum one) to be sent directly to Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.

Applications should be sent to Noemí Cortés at Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.

Application deadline is July 11th, 2022.

For inquiries about applications, contact us at Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.

The  Institute of  Space Sciences counts over  20 faculty members, about  20 engineers, about 20 post-doc fellows, and close to 20  PhD students. ICE is part of the "Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas" (CSIC, the Spanish National Research Council). CSIC is the largest public institution dedicated to research in Spain and the third-largest in Europe. ICE is also part of the Catalan Institute of Space  Studies (IEEC, Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya). ICE is located in a modern building on the Campus of the Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona in Bellaterra, just outside  Barcelona. The  Campus is well served by public transportation (railways and buses).

The ICE-CSIC promotes a diverse and inclusive environment and encourages women and minorities to apply.


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