Postdoctoral positions at the University of Barcelona (# of pos: 3)

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 28 Mar 2022

The Institute of Cosmos Sciences (ICC) at the University of Barcelona invites applications for three-year postdoctoral positions in the field of Applied Holography, very broadly defined. 

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The positions are awarded by the Catalan government (Beatriu de Pinós Programme) but they require the support of an ICC faculty member. Eligible candidates must have obtained their doctoral degree between Jan 1st 2014 and Dec 31st 2019. Appointments will begin no later than April 1st 2023, preferably in the Fall of 2022. 

Information about the Beatiu de Pinós Programme

The Beatriu de Pinós Programme (BP2020) aims for the incorporation of postdoctoral researchers to the Catalan system of Science and Technology.

The contract is for 3 years, the gross salary compensation will be €33.258 per month (approximately), as well as €12.000 as complementary allowance for research and training activities.

The Beatriu de Pinós Programme endorses the EU recommendations and good practices towards researchers’ professional development and provides training in transversal skills to improve fellows’ career perspectives. In addition, it boosts open science and outreach activities to communicate research results to society and promote the interest in research.


1.Have obtained a doctoral qualification between 1st January 2014 and 31st December 2019. In specific situations such as maternity/paternity leave, sick leave that lasts for more than 6 months, caring for persons in a situation of dependency, or being recognized as having refugee status under the 1951 Refugee Convention a PhD obtained between 1st January 2012 and 31st December 2019;

2. Have, at the time of joining the receiving institution, a minimum of two (2) years of post-doctoral experience outside Spain. This post-doctoral experience, regardless of the type of affiliation, may have been carried out in different institutions, provided that the total period of post-doctoral stay is at least two (2) years.

3. Not to have resided or worked in Spain for more than 12 months in the last three (3) years prior to the end date of the deadline for submitting applications. In the case of refugee research staff, the mobility rule applies from the date of obtaining official recognition of a refugee in accordance with the 1951 Geneva Convention.

Deadline and application procedure

The deadline for applications is March 28th 2022.

Interested candidates should send a CV to Prof David Mateos at  as soon as possible. Selected candidates will be contacted before March 28th 2022.

Working at the Institute of Cosmos Sciences

The Institute of Cosmos Sciences is a research institute  of the University of Barcelona. It is an interdisciplinary centre dedicated to fundamental research in the fields of cosmology, astrophysics, and particle physics. In addition, the institute has a strong technology program through its participation in international collaborations in observational astronomy and experimental particle physics.

Moreover, the ICCUB participates in many key  international scientific consortia and projects, such as the Large Hadron Collider, the Gaia astrometric space mission, the MAGIC / CTA high-energy astrophysics telescopes, and the Virgo gravitational wave detector, among others. Additional information about the Institute and the University of Barcelona can be found here .

You will be encouraged to contribute and interact with other researchers in the vibrant and international  research environment as well as to participate in our outreach initiatives, more information at serviAstro  and serviParticules .

As part of the University of Barcelona, the ICCUB is a recipient of the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research (HRS4R) Award, which recognises, among other achievements, respect for equal opportunities and the capacity to attract talent in a positive working environment that promotes the pursuit of successful research careers.

The ICCUB respects the principles of open, transparent, merit-based selection. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities in physical sciences to apply. For additional information please see the Diversity, equity and inclusion Commission .

The ICCUB is located in Barcelona, considered the 8th World's Best Cities 2021: one with near-perfect weather year-round, miles and miles of beaches, iconic parks, striking architecture and colourful neighbourhoods that march to their own beat—artistic, sophisticated, bohemian. Moreover, it is a pole of attraction for the technology sector, a top choice to establish a company in this sector, and it hosts some of the world's major technological events, such as the Mobile World Congress and the Smart City Expo. In addition, Barcelona and its metropolitan area is a leading destination on the map of global technological ecosystems and has infrastructures such as science parks, universities and the 22@ district.

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