Opening for La Caixa INPhINIT International PhD positions at the IFT, Madrid

The Institute for Theoretical Physics (IFT) in Madrid is offering PhD positions for talented Early Stage Researchers within the framework of the La Caixa International PhD program, in the fields of Particle Physics, Astroparticles and Cosmology.

The IFT participates in the new Alliance of Severo Ochoa Centres and Maria de Maeztu Units of Excellence

The alliance´s target is to internationally promote and strengthen the centres and units accredited with this distinction, to give their research a higher profile.

More information: here

The Institute of Theoretical Physics IFT CSIC/UAM welcomes applications to postdoctoral positions

The Institute of Theoretical Physics IFT CSIC/UAM welcomes applications to postdoctoral positions, starting October 2018, under various  programs:

– Up to 8 positions within the IFT Severo Ochoa Excellence Center program

– One position within the grant “New Avenues in Particle Physics” (grant # FPA2016-78645-P)

– One position in Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, with a focus on dark matter searches, funded by an “Atracción de Talento Investigador” grant (#2016-T1/TIC-1542) awarded by the Comunidad de Madrid regional government

– One three year postdoctoral position for research in Gauge/Gravity Duality to be funded by a Grant ‘Atracción de Talento 2017’ (2017-T1/TI C-5258)


The IFT receives the Severo Ochoa Excellence Award

The IFT has received today the Severo Ochoa Excellence Award from The Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiviness.

SO (IFT) is based on the grant awarded by the Spanish Secretary of State for Research, Development and Innovation, recognizing the IFT as the center of excellence for research in theoretical physics, after detailed evaluation by an international panel of world-leader researchers in different areas. The initial recognition for the period 2013-2017 has been extended to the period 2017-2021.

Opening for PhD positions at the IFT

There is a new opening for PhD positions at the IFT, including three 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. 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 from October 3rd to October 18th 2017 at 15:00

More information (in Spanish) 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):


Postdocs at the IFT within the “La Caixa Junior Leader” program

The Institute of Theoretical Physics IFT UAM-CSIC participates in the “La Caixa Junior Leader” program, which finances 20 3-year postdocs with additional money for research specifically for Centers of Excellence, for candidates satisfying the mobility rule, and 10 postdocs for those not.

Application deadline is October 2nd. Applications must be submitted through the La Caixa webpage


Note however that the official application must necessarily be done through the La Caixa webpage above.

Christian Copetti y Javier Martín, estudiantes del IFT, reciben los diplomas del programa la Caixa – Severo Ochoa

Los estudiantes Christian Copetti y Javier Martín han recibido los diplomas acreditativos entregados por Camen Vela, Secretaria de Estado de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación, y Jaume Giró, Director General de la Fundación Bancaria la Caixa.

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