University of Barcelona

Postdoc contract

Postdoctoral Position in Cosmology: Physical Cosmology Group

Deadline: 10.11.2017      OPEN 
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The physical cosmology group at ICC (Institute of Sciences of the Cosmos) of the University of Barcelona (, is seeking outstanding candidates for a postdoctoral position to work on cosmology with large galaxy surveys, and in the areas of interest to the group. We are looking for researchers with a strong background in cosmology and in the analysis of large-scale structure surveys, but exceptional candidates of other areas will also be considered.

Applicants must have a PhD in Astronomy, Astrophysics or Physics, or have fulfilled all the requirements for a PhD by the time the contact starts.

The successful candidate will work with Licia Verde and the group on the interpretation of state-of-the art and forthcoming cosmological data. Experience with cosmology, analysis of data, statistics, possibly applied in the cosmological context and familiarity with coding is highly desirable. Familiarity with high performance computing is a welcome plus.

Members of the group are involved in the following surveys/collaborations: DESI, EUCLID, and COrE.

The appointment will be guaranteed for two years, and can be extended depending on performance and availability of funding.

The position is associated to the IDEAS European Research Council ERC-COG grant n. 725327 (P.I. Verde)

A complete application (curriculum vitae, bibliography, summary of previous research, a statement of research interests and at least three references) should be uploaded here by clicking on "apply now". Referees will be contacted automatically once the application is submitted.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled with consideration guaranteed to all applications received by Nov, 10, 2017. The position is expected to begin in the fall of 2018, but earlier starting date is negotiable. Informal scientific inquiries can be directed to Prof. Licia Verde ( Questions regarding the application process should be directed to (

The ICC is a worldwide-recognized interdisciplinary center devoted to fundamental research in the fields of cosmology, astrophysics and particle physics. In addition, the institute has a strong technology program through its participation in international collaborations in observational astronomy and experimental particle physics. The ICC is one of the few Spanish research institutes awarded with the Maria de Maeztu distinction for excellence in research and provides a dynamic and stimulating environment for young researchers.

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Social security, national healthcare etc. paid by the employer (with employee contribution through standard taxes) see e.g.: