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3-year postdoc position to work on dark matter. Santander, Spain.

Posted: April 23 2019
by jose diego
Dear colleague

We are offering several postdoc positions at our institute in the framework of the María de Maeztu Units of Excellence Program ([Log in to view email]) directly for additional information. Also, if you know of potential candidates that may be interested, I would be very grateful if you can pass this message along. Detailed info about the call can be found below. The third position listed below is the one which specifically seeks candidates to work on dark matter.

General information about the IFCA María de Maeztu multi-disciplinary call:
The Instituto de Física de Cantabria (IFCA) invites applications for seven postdoctoral and/or engineering positions to attract international talent in the following research areas:

AGN X-ray Astronomy: (postdoc) to work on the scientific definition of Athena, particularly for extragalactic surveys and AGN.
HL-LHC: (postdoctoral or engineering) to work on the development of detectors (TPSD) at the High Luminosity Hadron collider.
CMB Polarization: (postdoctoral or engineering) to work on microwave instrumentation and /or data analysis for CMB experiments
EOSC: (postdoctoral or engineering) to work on implementing advanced computing techniques in the European Open Science Cloud.
CORDEX: (postdoc) data science for regional climate projections and climate services
Dark Universe: (postdoc) the hidden nature/constituents of the universe, exploiting synergies between Astrophysics and particle physics.
Data Science: (postdoctoral or engineering) to work on data Science techniques applied to Big Data in Open Science

Contract details.
Salary: Starting at 34100 EUR and up to 41600 EUR (with additional funds for travelling expenses)
Duration of the contract: Up to 3 years
Starting Date: Negotiable.
Deadline for the application: Position will remain open until filled. First applications will be reviewed on June 1st 2019

Applications should consist of:
1) A CV & list of publications, highlighting up to five relevant works.
2) A research statement (maximum three pages in length) describing your previous research experience, and your future plans.
3) Three letters of references to support your application.

Enquiries on the application procedures can be directed to [Log in to view email]

IFCA ( is one of the top-50 Spanish research centers. It conducts multi-disciplinary research and is located in Santander, in the Northern coast of Spain. It offers national and international scientists the opportunity to advance in their career in a relaxed, yet stimulating, environment. The institute is committed to diversity and welcomes (and encourages) applications from women, minority group members, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the diversification of ideas. The normal hours of work are 37.5 hours per week.

More information and instructions about how to apply can be found at the URL: