Postdoctoral Fellow in Fundamental Physics and Astrophysics from Gravitational Waves

Application deadline:

The Institute of Cosmos Sciences of the University of Barcelona (ICCUB) is seeking to appoint at least one Postdoctoral Fellow in Fundamental Physics and Astrophysics from Gravitational Waves 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 candidate can pursue independent research within the broad theme "Fundamental Physics and Astrophysics from Gravitational Waves". The ICC is a full member of the Virgo collaboration and to consolidate our scientific participation in the collaboration we welcome in particular research proposals that benefit from Virgo membership. Within the broad research framework of this post, ICC staff members are active in the areas of gravity and extremely compact objects, dynamical binary black hole formation, primordial black holes and the equation-of-state of neutron stars.

More information about research group composition can be found here:

The priority lines of the Maria de Maeztu proposal can be found here.
To know more about the research interests of the ICCUB, please follow this link.
Employment conditions:
Position is for two years renewable for a third year depending on performance and funding.

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

Position is expected to begin no later than the fall of 2021, although exceptions can be made in cases of maternity/paternity or other special circumstances.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
ICCUB offers and promotes a diverse 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 call or email with 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 Prof. Roberto Emparan ( or Prof. Mark Gieles (

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.