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Open Position Doctoral INPhINIT RETAINING 'La Caixa' Fellowships in Theoretical and Experimental Particle Physics, Astroparticle Physics, Cosmology, Gravitational Waves and Instrumentation R&D at IFAE Barcelona

Opening Date:
Closing Date: Until Filled

The Institut de Física d’Altes Energies (IFAE) is offering PhD positions for talented Early Stage Researchers within the framework of the Doctoral INPhINIT Retaining “la Caixa” fellowships, in the fields of Particle Physics, Astroparticles, Cosmology, Gravitational Waves, Quantum Computing and Instrumentation R&D.

These are 3-year PhD positions for researchers willing to carry out their PhD project in any research domain and any university or research center in Spain. Candidates must have resided or carried out their main activity in Spain more than 12 months in the last 3 years.

On top of a competitive salary, the position offers a dedicated budget for short scientific visits to other research centers. In addition, the IFAE offers additional funds to attend schools or international workshops related to the PhD research topics.


In order to be accepted, candidates must meet the following eligibility requirements:


At the call deadline, applicants must be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree.

Studies pursued:

At the time of recruitment, candidates must comply with one of the following options:

  • To have completed the studies that lead to an official university degree adapted to the European Higher Education Area awarding 300 ECTS credits, of which at least 60 ECTS credits must correspond to master level.

  • To have completed a degree in a university not adapted to the European Higher Education Area that gives access to doctoral studies. The verification of an equivalent level of studies to the ones mentioned above will be made by the university when the admission procedure starts.

Geographic mobility:

For candidates applying to Spanish centres or units: Candidates must have resided or have carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Spain for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the call deadline. Short stays, such as holidays, done in a country other than their country of usual residence (where they carried out their main activity), will be considered as time spent in their country of usual residence. Candidates who obtain a fellowship must carry out their PhD at a university or research center where they have not studied their bachelor degree.

Level of English:

Candidates must have a demonstrable level of English (B2 or higher).

Complete applications: Only candidates whose applications meet all the requirements of the call may be accepted.

Applications should be completed online at:

The application deadline is February 25, 2021.

IFAE and La Caixa Foundation are equal opportunity employers committed to diversity in the workplace, and we welcome applications from all qualified candidates.

General information about IFAE is available at .

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For any questions please visit the INPhINIT webpage above or contact the IFAE’s Projects Office: Marta Balza ( ) and Sara Martínez de Salinas Uzquiza ( )