Call for SO FPI and ERC SPLE predoctoral positions

Kind of offer: 

Secretaria de Estado de InvestigaciónERC

There is a new opening for pre-doctoral grants to carry out a PhD thesis at the IFT. Four positions will be available associated to the Severo Ochoa Excellence Grant to develop a thesis in one of the strategic research lines of the IFT, and one position in string phenomenology associated to the ERC Advanced Grant SPLE. Candidates are expected to carry out a PhD in one of the strategic research lines of the IFT, which include particle phenomenology, astroparticle physics, nuclear theory, string theory, gravitation and cosmology, lattice and quantum field theory, and quantum information theory. They should have an excellent academic track record, and are expected to hold an academic degree that grants access to a PhD program at the time of formalisation of the contract.

The deadline for applications is June 29, 2015, at 15:00.

More information can be found at: Click here

Note that the applications have to be filed through the Web page of the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO):

Candidates interested in joining the IFT should select one of the following

SEV-2012-0249-01 The Field Theory Non-Perturbative Frontier
SEV-2012-0249-02 Beyond the Standard Model at the LHC
SEV-2012-0249-03 The Astroparticle/Cosmology Frontier
SEV-2012-0249-04 Quantum Gravity and String Theory
SPLE-ERC-2012-ADG-20120216 String Phenomenology in the LHC Era SPLE

The application for the ERC PhD position is carried out directly on the online application indicated below.

They are expected to provide:

- A copy of the passport
- An updated CV, either in English or Spanish
- A certificate of academic degrees- A certificate of the Masters degree, indicating:
• Issue date
• List of subjects and grades
• For foreign degrees maximum and minimum grade should be indicated as well as the minimum grade for obtaining the title

An official translation should be provided for titles not issued in Spanish or

In addition they can send an expression of interest to the IFT by registering
online at


The fellowships will cover a four-year period, with conditions as specified in the Ministry call. This includes a competitive salary and full health insurance and pension fund. The IFT also cover tuition fees and scientific travel expenses for the candidates. Selected candidates also have the opportunity to participate in all activities of the IFT, and to carry out teaching duties. Should you need any further information or assistance concerning the application, please contact the IFT at

Monday, June 29, 2015 - 12:00pm