Postdoctoral Fellow in Beyond the Standard Model: New Particles and Dark Matter

Application deadline:

The Institute of Cosmos Sciences of the University of Barcelona (ICCUB) is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow in Beyond the Standard Model: New Particles and Dark Matter for its Unit of Excellence Maria de Maeztu postdoctoral positions. Find out more positions in related areas here.

The ICCUB is an interdisciplinary center with more than 60 long term scientists, 20 engineers and 80 postdoctoral researchers (55% international) and PhD students (30%international) offering an international and multicultural environment. The ICCUB also hosts a vibrant fundamental research program in cosmology, astrophysics and particle physics, with a strong technology unit supporting our participation in international collaborations in observational astronomy and experimental particle physics.

Job description
The candidates are expected to have, or be about to submit, a PhD degree in particle physics with a strong background in one or several the following topics: Flavour Physics, bot phenomenology or experimental High Energy Physics, including, but no limited to, beyond the SM physics, dark Matter direct detection (Xenon phenomenology), axion physics (IAXO) and axion detection by radio-frequency (RADES).

Faculty members of our group working in these areas include Federico Mescia, Eugeni Graugés, Lluís Garrido, Joan Soto, Domènec Espriu, Concepción González, Javier Virto, Jordi Miralda, Alessio Notari and Jorge Casalderrey.

The priority lines of the Maria de Maeztu proposal canbe found here.

To know more about the research interests of the ICCUB, please follow this link.

Employment conditions:
Position is for two yearsrenewable for a third year depending on performance and funding.

Gross annual salary will be inthe range of 32 to 36 k€, with included social security and public healthcare benefits, covering spouse and children.

Position is expected to beginno later than the fall of 2021, although exceptions can be made in cases ofmaternity/paternity or other special circumstances.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
ICCUB offers and promotes adiverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applicants regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation (for additional information please see the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commission. Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should email secretaria@icc.ub.eduwith their request.

Application procedure:
Documents that will be required for your application are:

Curriculum Vitae
Research Description and Plan (maximum 6 pages)
Three letters of recommendation
URL to publications in a public database
All applications must be submitted online through this link.

Inquiries about the application submission can be directed to Esther Pallares (

For inquiries about the scientific aspects, please contact Federico Mescia (

Applications should be uploaded in here before December 8th to receive full consideration, but those uploaded later will also be considered until positions are filled.

The position is financed by the State Agency for Research of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation through the "Unit of Excellence María de Maeztu 2020-2023" award to the Institute of Cosmos Sciences (CEX2019-000918-M).

The Unit of Excellence Maria de Maeztu recognition has been awarded by the Spanish Government in 2020 for the second time to the ICCUB, as a center with a highly competitive strategic research programmes in the frontiers of knowledge.