Open call for Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Institute of Space Sciences (ICE-CSIC) in Barcelona, is offering two junior Postdoctoral Fellowships.

  • Candidates should be within 2 years after the PhD, excluding maternity/paternity leaves.
  • The appointments are for 2 years. 
  • The fellow is expected to develop her/his independent research and to interact with one or more of the research lines within the Institute.
  • Mobility rule: candidates should not be affiliated to ICE-CSIC nor have carried out her/his PhD or initial postdoc at the Institute.

To apply, interested persons should send (to the contact below and with subject Junior Postdoc 2023):

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Full publications list (for candidates working within large collaborations, please distinguish those in which you have done a substantial contribution and explain which was it.)
  • A minimum of 2 reference letters (to be sent separately by email to the address below)
  • A research statement (maximum 3 pages)

The research statement should include commentary of the appropriateness of developing your research line at the Institute, how this can positively impact on your career and the prospects you see for collaboration with the established groups here.

Please state in your cover letter/email whether you wish to be considered for additional positions within research groups, if they become available.

If so, your materials will be automatically transferred to the corresponding committees within ICE-CSIC.

The starting date during 2024 is flexible, but is expected not to be beyond September 1st, 2024.

The Institute of Space Sciences (ICE-CSIC) is recognised as a Unit of Excellence in Spain, it is an institute of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), and is affiliated with the Institut d’Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (IEEC).


Application procedure

  • Deadline: Thursday, November 15th, 2023. Current Status of Position: Accepting Applicants.
  • Email applications are welcomed. Attention To: Noemí Cortés. Email: Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.
  • Positions will be open until filled, but initial screening will start on November 30th and a decision is expected before the end of the year or shortly after the start of 2024. 

About the Institute of Space Sciences (ICE-CSIC)

The Institute of Space Sciences (ICE-CSIC) has been distinguished with the María de Maeztu Excellence Seal, as one of the top research centers in the country. It currently has 27 faculty members (3 others will joining soon). Their areas of research vary from engineering applied to several space missions to fundamental physics and cosmology, from high-energy astronomy to theoretical astrophysics.

ICE-CSIC 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-CSIC strives to build a culturally diverse community of researchers, dedicated to contributing to an inclusive environment. We encourage, in particular, applications by women and members of minorities.

ICE-CSIC is located in a modern building on the Campus of the Universidad Autònoma de Barcelona in Bellaterra, just outside Barcelona. The Campus is well served by public transportation (railways and buses), and a variety of accommodation options can be found both in Barcelona city center and in the smaller towns close to the University Campus (Cerdanyola, Sabadell, Terrassa, Sant Cugat, Sant Quirze, Rubí, and others).

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