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Call for 4 postdoc position at Institute of Cosmos Sciences of the University of Barcelona
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The Institute of Cosmos Sciences at the University of Barcelona (ICCUB) invites applications for up to 4 postdoctoral positions in astrophysics and cosmology. The ICCUB has experienced a major expansion in the last few years and has been awarded the Maria de Maeztu Unit of Research Excellence distinction.

Applicants should have completed a PhD in Physics or Astrophysics by the time the contract starts. The successful applicants are expected to join the ICCUB before the end of 2016, and will be encouraged to collaborate broadly with our faculty, other postdocs, and students.

Candidates with interest and/or experience in the following research areas of current interest at ICCUB will be prioritised:
  • Theoretical cosmology, large-scale structure surveys,
  • Dark matter, galaxy formation and the intergalactic medium,
  • High-energy astrophysics,
  • Numerical simulations and observations of star formation,
  • Galactic astronomy in the GAIA era.
The ICCUB has access to large computer resources for numerical studies, and participates in the international missions of GAIA, MAGIC, CTA, DESI, WEAVE and LSST. Applicants are encouraged to consult the ICCUB research interests at for more details, and to contact directly the faculty in the research lines of their interest. General scientific inquiries in relation to the positions can be addressed to

The positions are for two years and are renewable for a third one subject to funding availability. The gross annual salary will start at €30000, and the position includes full family health insurance benefits. Reasonable travel funding will be available.

Applicants should submit their applications electronically at including their curriculum vitae, a description of past and current research and a statement of research interests, and arrange for three letters of recommendation by December 15th 2015. The deadline for the recommendation letters to be submitted is December 30th.

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Generalitat de CatalunyaUniversitat de BarcelonaUniversitat Autònoma de BarcelonaUniversitat Politècnica de CatalunyaConsejo Superior de Investigaciones CientíficasCentres de Recerca de Catalunya