Open Position Call for Expression of Interest for PhD in Theoretical Physics at IFAE-Barcelona

Opening Date:
Closing Date: Until Filled

Job Description:

The “Institut de Física d’Altes Energies” (IFAE) in Barcelona welcomes expressions of interest for PhD positions on Theoretical Physics, along the strategic lines of the members of the Beyond the Standard Model (BSM) and Cosmology groups. The latter include physics beyond the Standard Model of elementary particles, formal aspects of quantum field theories, gravitation, gravitational waves, cosmology and astroparticle physics. The Theory Group is a vibrant international group, whose senior members working on BSM and Cosmology include D. Blas, E. Masso, A Pomarol, O. Pujolas and M Quiros.

The group has an extended research record on theories of the early universe, dark matter, dark energy, dark matter models, models of gravitation and physics beyond the standard model — including axion physics, from both the phenomenology and theoretical sides (check for more information about the group).

The previous areas are complemented with a very active collaboration with the experimental colleagues at IFAE working on colliders, cosmology, gravitational waves, astroparticles and quantum technologies (check also for more information about these groups).

Candidates should have a Master Degree in Physics, provide a CV, including full list of University Grades, and arrange for two letters of reference to be sent by e-mail ( not later than September 15th. However, candidacies will be accepted until suitable candidates are identified. The selection will be based on the academic and scientific record of the candidate, the recommendation letters and the potential of the candidate to integrate well in the group.

For further information please contact: Prof. Diego Blas ( or Prof. Alex Pomarol (

IFAE is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. We welcome candidates from all qualified candidates. Women are particularly encouraged to send their candidacies.