Opening for PhD positions at the IFT

Opening for PhD positions at the IFT

There is a new opening for PhD positions at the IFT, including four positions associated to the Severo Ochoa Excellence Center grant. 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.

The reference codes of the fellowships are:

SEV-2016-0597-18-1 Standard Model and Beyond (contact person: Alberto Casas)

SEV-2016-0597-18-2 Astroparticles and Cosmology (contact person: Juan García-Bellido)

SEV-2016-0597-18-3 String Theory and Quantum Gravity (contact person: Esperanza López)

SEV-2016-0597-18-4 Strongly Quantum Dynamics (contact person: Margarita García)

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. Selected candidates will be included in IFT grants, which provide additional funds for scientific visits, attendance to advanced schools and workshops, and other training activities.

IFT is an equal opportunity institution. Applications to this program by female scientists are particularly encouraged.

Application procedure


Fully detailed information about the call (in Spanish) can be found here

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


The deadline is October 29th 2018 at 15:00. Candidates are expected to provide:

  • A copy of the passport.
  • An updated CV, either in English or Spanish.
  • A certificate of academic degrees and a certificate of the Masters degree, both indicating:
    • Issue date
    • List of subjects and grades, with the dates when they were obtained


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

In addition, we encourage applicants to send an expression of interest directly to the IFT, through the form:



Should you need any further information or assistance concerning the application, please contact

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