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Open Position Technical Position in Theoretical Physics

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About IFAE

The Institut de Física d’Altes Energies (IFAE) is a public consortium of the Generalitat de Catalunya, the Autonomous Government of Catalonia, and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB, a public university) whose main objective is to carry out research and to contribute to the development of high energy physics from a theoretical, experimental and technological point of view. IFAE has the status of a “University Institute" attached to the UAB and its premises are within the campus of the University.

About Theory Group

The Theory Group at the Institut de Física d’Altes Energies (IFAE), at the UAB Campus (Barcelona), is a vibrant international group working on Beyond the Standard Model (BSM) physics and Cosmology. Current members include D. Blas, E. Masso, C. Murgui, A. Pomarol, O. Pujolas, M. Quiros, F Rompineve and A. Wulzer. The group has an extended research record on BSM physics, collider physics, early universe cosmology, dark matter, gravitation, topological defects, axion physics, from both the phenomenological and theoretical sides.

What will be your role?

The successful candidate will perform research on cutting-edge topics in cosmology and particle physics.

Required skills The successful candidate will be expected to have:

  • A Master’s degree in physics
  • Fluent English written and oral skills
  • Experience on phase transitions in the early universe, axions and superradiance
  • Familiarity with software tools for symbolic and numerical calculations

Evaluation criteria:

Applications of candidates fulfilling the required skills will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Previous experience: 60 points.
  • Scientific excellence based on the CV: 40 points.

Offered contract:

  • Full time contract (40 hours/week), from Monday to Friday.
  • Temporary contract. The contract will have a duration approximately of two months.
  • IFAE Professional category: “Tècnic (a)”
  • Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications within the corresponding category range
  • The selected candidate is expected to join IFAE as soon as possible.

Application and Selection process:

Applications should be submitted to stating the job reference (IFAE2024/08_TECNIC) as the subject of the message. The mail should include their updated CV and arrange to have two letters of reference. Sending CVs to the above addresses implies consent to the IFAE’s legal warning on data privacy. Applications shall be submitted until March 17th at 23:59h.

A Selection Committee will evaluate the received applications. If more than one candidate seems equally suitable for the position, the Selection Committee will arrange an on-line interview with each one of them as part of the Selection process.

According to the laws affecting the public sector, priority will be given to candidates fulfilling the required skills with a current labour relationship with any of the Administrations of the consortium (Generalitat de Catalunya and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona).

IFAE is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace and social integration of people with a disability. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates. People from groups that are typically underrepresented in the labour market in general and in Science and Engineering in particular, such as women, minorities, or people with a disability, are particularly encouraged to apply.

For further information you may contact with the Job Reference (IFAE2024/08_TECNIC) as Subject.