PhD positions at IFT

Kind of offer: 

A call for PhD positions at IFT is now opened, involving nine positions associated to the Severo Ochoa Excellence Center grant, related to the previous announcement.

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. Candidates should have an excellent academic track record.

The reference codes of the fellowships are:

  • CEX2020-001007-S-20-1 Quantum Matter and Fields - I (contact: Esperanza López)
  • CEX2020-001007-S-20-2 Quantum Matter and Fields - II (contact: Margarita García)
  • CEX2020-001007-S-20-3 Strings and quantum gravity - I (contact: Fernando Marchesano)
  • CEX2020-001007-S-20-4 Strings and quantum gravity - II (contact: Karl Landsteiner)
  • CEX2020-001007-S-20-5 Strings and quantum gravity - III (contact: Jose L. F. Barbón)
  • CEX2020-001007-S-20-6 Origin and composition of the universe: Astroparticles and Cosmology - I (contact: Juan García-Bellido)
  • CEX2020-001007-S-20-7 Origin and composition of the universe: Astroparticles and Cosmology - II (contact: David G. Cerdeño)
  • CEX2020-001007-S-20-8 Particle Physics in the Standard Model and Beyond - I (contact: Alberto Casas)
  • CEX2020-001007-S-20-9 Particle Physics in the Standard Model and Beyond - II (contact: Luca Merlo)

The fellowships will cover a four-year period starting next fall, with conditions that will be specified in the Ministry call. This includes a competitive salary and full health insurance. Successful 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. Candidates from underrepresented and traditionally disadvantaged backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply.

Application procedure:

Fully detailed information about the call (in Spanish) can be found at this link.

A short guide in English to the application page can be found here.

Applications have to be filed through the webpage of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation:


The application period is from 12 to 26 January 2023 (hard deadline at 14:00 CET of the closing day). 

Candidates are expected to provide:

- A copy of the passport.

- An updated CV, either in English or Spanish.

- A certificate of academic degrees and (if available) 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.

If a certificate is not complete because some grades are not available, a partial certificate can be provided as well. What is important is that the candidate holds an academic degree that grants access to a PhD program at the time of formalisation of the contract. 

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

Jueves, Enero 26, 2023 - 2:00pm