"la Caixa” Doctoral Fellowships call is now open

"la Caixa” Doctoral Fellowships call is now open

The Institute for Theoretical Physics (IFT) in Madrid is offering PhD positions for talented Early Stage Researchers within the framework of the "la Caixa" doctoral INPhINIT fellowships, in the fields of Particle Physics, Astroparticles and Cosmology.

The doctoral INPhINIT Fellowship programme aims to support the best scientific talent —of any nationality— and foster innovative and high-quality research in Spain and Portugal by recruiting outstanding international researchers and offering them an attractive and competitive environment for conducting research of excellence.

These are 3 year PhD positions 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 2021, to start the PhD studies. The international character of the program requires candidates to have not resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Spain for more than twelve months in the three years immediately prior to the deadline for applications.

On top of a competitive salary, the position offers a dedicated budget for short scientific visits to other research centers. In addition the IFT offers additional funds to attend schools or international workshops related to the PhD research topics.        

The IFT is offering 8 projects within this Call:

  • Theory and Phenomenology of Axion Physics and Beyond   (Dr. Luca Merlo)

    BSM phenomenology at particle colliders and machine learning  (Dr. Ernesto Arganda)

    Physics Beyond the Standard Model and Early Universe Cosmology  (Dr. Guillermo Ballesteros)

    Towards the identification of Dark Matter: particle models and experimental searches (Prof. Carlos Muñoz)

    Cold-atom quantum technologies: a new playground for strongly-coupled lattice field theories at ultra-cold temperatures (Prof. German Sierra)

    String Theory, Quantum Gravity and High Energy Physics (Prof. Luis  Ibañez)

    Gravitational wave data analysis: Exploring the origin and history of black holes (Prof. Juan García-Bellido)

    A multi-scale approach to unraveling the mystery of the Universe’s origin  (Dr. Savvas Nesseris)

IFT and La Caixa Foundation are equal opportunity institutions. Applications by female scientists are specially encouraged.

Applications should be completed online

More information: See attached file



February 11th, 2021


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