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PhD positions at IFT, involving five positions associated to the Severo Ochoa Excellence Center grant

There is a new opening for PhD positions at IFT, involving five 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:

  • CEX2020-001007-S-21-1 Quantum Matter and Fields (contact: Esperanza López)
  • CEX2020-001007-S-21-2 Strings and quantum gravity (contact: Fernando Marchesano)
  • CEX2020-001007-S-21-3 Origin and composition of the universe: Astroparticles and Cosmology (contact: Juan García-Bellido)
  • CEX2020-001007-S-21-4 Particle Physics in the Standard Model and Beyond – I (contact: Alberto Casas)
  • CEX2020-001007-S-21-5 Particle Physics in the Standard Model and Beyond – II (contact: David G. Cerdeño)

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 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, Innovation, and Universities:

ONLINE APPLICATION

The application period is from 28 October to 11 November 2021 (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.

• For degrees from non-Spanish universities, certificates must include basic information about the interpretation of grades (maximum and minimum values, and passing grade).

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.

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

Candidates should have an excellent academic track record. We encourage them to send an expression of interest directly to the IFT, through the form:

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

This will help our assessing of interested candidates. We stress however that the expression of interest is NOT a formal application, and the latter has still to be filed at the Ministry webpage as described above.

Should you need any further information or assistance concerning the application, please contact phdgrants.ift@csic.es.

Deadline:

Thursday, 11 November, 2021 – 2:00pm

The IFT has been awarded for the third time with the Severo Ochoa Excellence Award

The Ministry of Science and Innovation has published today the provisional resolution in which the Instituto de Física Teórica IFT UAM-CSIC renews this Excellence Award for 4 more years. The IFT was awarded the Severo Ochoa Distinction for the first time in its 2012 edition. The funding of the Severo Ochoa Program of the IFT, SO (IFT), started in July 1, 2013 and will finish on December 31, 2025, including this extension.

Just a few research centers in Spain have received this grant for the third time.

More information here

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

There is an open call for postdoc positions in Theoretical Physics at the IFT Madrid, within the framework of the H2020 MSCA-COFUND program.
These are 3-year positions, due to start between April and September 2022. They are endowed with a competitive salary plus additional funds for research expenses.
They are sponsored by the “La Caixa Junior Leader” program, which funds 25+15 postdocs, for excellent candidates of any nationality to work at Spanish centers with the Severo Ochoa or María de Maeztu distinctions of excellence.
Candidates interested in joining the IFT should have scientific expertise in the areas of either particle phenomenology, string theory, gravitation and cosmology, astroparticle physics, lattice and quantum field theory and quantum information theory.
For more info on research at the IFT, see https://www.ift.uam-csic.es/en.
There are two types of postdocs positions:
Junior leader: Incoming
Candidates must have obtained their PhD degree two to seven years prior to the deadline of applications.
Candidates must not have spent more than 12 months in Spain in the 3 years immediately prior to the time of recruitment.
(25 postdocs)
Junior leader : Retaining
Candidates must have obtained their PhD degree two to seven years prior to the deadline of applications.
Candidates must have resided in Spain for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the time of recruitment.
(15 postdocs)
Applications must be carried out online at the La Caixa webpage
For candidates interested to apply, please contact an IFT member working in the closest research field.
Application deadline: October 7th 2021.

IFT is an equal opportunity institution, compromised with the principles of non-discrimination and gender balance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, sexual orientation, race, age, religion, disability, or any other circumstance. Candidates from underrepresented and traditionally disadvantaged backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply.

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.

The reference codes of the fellowships are:

• SEV-2016-0597-19-1 Standard Model and Beyond (contact person: Alberto Casas)

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Seis estudiantes del IFT reciben los diplomas del programa la Caixa – Severo Ochoa

Los estudiantes Alessandro Mininno, Walter Riquelme, Daniel Bultrini, Llorenç Espinosa, Max Wiesner y Zachary Elwood recibieron el pasado día 12 de Julio los diplomas acreditativos entregados por el secretario general de Universidades, José Manuel Pingarrón, y el director general de la Fundación Bancaria La Caixa, Jaume Giró.

Más información: aquí

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 Doctoral INPhINIT “la Caixa” fellowships, in the fields of Particle Physics, Astroparticles and Cosmology.

These are 3 year PhD positions, cofunded by the EU Marie Sklodowska-Curie program, at the top scientific research centers in Spain, accredited with the Severo Ochoa excellence award. Candidates are expected to have completed their Master by October 2019, to start the PhD studies. (more…)

100xCiencia.3 – Bridging Science and Society

100xCiencia.3, the successor to last year’s 100xCiencia.2, is almost here. The subject of this year’s event will underscore the importance of scientific education, citizen science and the participation of society in the present and future of science. The 100xciencia.3, co-organized by CNIO and SOMMa, will gather together SOMMa members and other attendees to share ongoing projects on science education, citizen science and public engagement that can encourage society and us to continue working together. Different stakeholders relevant for science and society will participate in roundtables focused on timely and important topics.
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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 22 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.

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Spain: Industry sides with science

The IFT joins the OpenHPC Consortium

The IFT joins the OpenHPC Consortium

The IFT has joined the OpenHPC Consortium, a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project whose mission is to provide a reference collection of open-source HPC software components and best practices, lowering barriers to deployment, advancement, and use of modern HPC methods and tools. OpenHPC components and best practices will enable and accelerate innovation and discoveries by broadening access to state-of-the-art, open-source HPC methods and tools in a consistent environment, supported by a collaborative, worldwide community of HPC users, developers, researchers, administrators, and vendors.
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The SOMMa Alliance aims at promoting Spanish science of excellence, and safeguarding its competitiveness

The Severo Ochoa Centres and Maria de Maeztu Units Alliance (SOMMa) gathers research centres and units that received the Spanish Severo Ochoa and María de Maeztu excellence awards respectively. Thanks to the support of the Spanish State Secretariat for Research, Development and Innovation, these centres and units have joined efforts to promote, (more…)

Opening for Severo Ochoa PhD positions at the IFT

There is a new opening for PhD positions at the IFT, funded by 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. (more…)

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.
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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)

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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.
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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

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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
https://obrasociallacaixa.org/en/educacion-becas/becas/becas-de-posgrado/becas-postdoctorales-junior-leader/descripcion-del-programa

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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.

Más información: aquí