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The Institute of Cosmos Sciences of the University of Barcelona (ICCUB) is seeking a Software Engineer to join the Softwareand Data Engineering department of The Technological Unit of the ICCUB.

The ICCUB (http://icc.ub.edu)is an interdisciplinary center devoted to fundamental research in the fields ofcosmology, astrophysics and particle physics. The ICCUB Technology Unit focuseson inventing and building the ambitious and innovative detection instruments ofthe future. This involves collaborating on large projects related to particlephysics experiments, space missions, astronomical facilities and others.

The ICCUB is a center with more than 60 long term scientists, 20 engineers and 80 postdoctoral researchers(55% international) and PhD students (30% international) offering aninternational and multicultural environment. The ICCUB also hosts a vibrant fundamental research program in cosmology, astrophysics and particle physics, with a strong technology unit supporting our participation in international collaborations in observational astronomy and experimental particle physics.

Job description

Currently, the unit is composed by a team of around 20 engineers and researchers divided in two departments, Electronics & Instrumentation and Software and Data Engineering. The Software and Data Engineering department designs software to help producing high quality datasets, which give significance to the experiments and to the Physics behind, like Gaia (https://sci.esa.int/web/gaia) or LHCb (http://lhcb.web.cern.ch/).

Since 2018, the ICCUB participates at scientific and technological level in Virgo (https://www.virgo-gw.eu/). Virgo is a large Michelson interferometer with 3km arms, designed to detect gravitational waves predicted by the general theory of relativity.

We search for a highly motivated Software Engineer with demonstrated experience in collaborative software development for high-performance or high-throughput computing environments.

To know more about the research interests of the ICCUB,please follow this link.


Taks:

The main tasks to develop are:

  • Support to the low-latency and alerts system:
    • Act as a reviewer of merge requests in Git
    • Take in charge coding and tests of change requests discussed within the LIGO/Virgo low-latency group
    • Support the implementation of a full end-to-end test facility with some component deployed at a Virgo Computing Centre and some on cloud (such as AWS)
    • Participate in the porting to cloud (via Ansible + Docker swarm / Kubernetes) of low-latency components
    • Support the deployment of are dundant hosting of GraceDB in Europe
  • Support to computing pipelines and data handling frameworks
    • Implementation of file catalogue and accounting systems
    • Implementation of an adequate Workflow Management System
  • Optimization and improvements of data analysis pipelines
    • E.g., revision and optimization of the whitening algorithm
  • Improvement of Virgo data handling
    • Discuss and, if agreed, support the migration of raw data from Frames to HDF5
    • Study the application of optimized data compressors to raw data
  • Preparations for Einstein Telescope (ET)
    • Study the ET case and work outan initial proposal (in collaboration with Virgo computing experts) for its data handling and computing strategy

Requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent
  • Master Degree or equivalent
  • English C1 level

Essencials:

  • Linux, shell scripting, C/C++ and Python programming

Desirable:

  • SVNand/or Git, CMake, Conda
  • Knowledge or expertise on high-performance or high-throughput computing (speciallyHTCondor)
  • Knowledge or expertise on Docker, Kubernetes, ROOT, HDF5

Bonus track (desirable but not so important):

  • Knowledge or expertise on Rucio, Kafka, CVMF

Employment conditions:

We offer a full-time contractfor a period of three years with a 6 months trial period.

Gross annual salary will be in the range of 34 to 35 k€, with included social security and public healthcare benefits, covering spouse and children.

Position is expected to begin on1st January 2021, although exceptions can be made in cases of maternity/paternity or other special circumstances.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

ICCUB offers and promotes adiverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applicants regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation (for additional information please see the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commission. Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call or email secretaria@icc.ub.eduwith their request.

Application procedure:

Documents that will be requiredfor your application are:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivation letter

All applications must send an email to Dr. Jordi Portell (jportell@fqa.ub.edu).

Deadline:

Applications should be submitted before November 15th to receive full consideration, but those uploaded later will also be considered until positions are filled.

Funding:

The position is financed by the State Agency for Research of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation through the "Unit of Excellence María de Maeztu 2020-2023" award to the Institute of Cosmos Sciences (CEX2019-000918-M).

The Unit of Excellence Maria de Maeztu recognition has been awarded by the Spanish Government in 2020 for the second time to the ICCUB, as a center with a highly competitive strategic research programmes in the frontiers of knowledge.

The ICCUB is an interdisciplinary center with more than 60 long term scientists, 20 engineers and 80 postdoctoral researchers (55% international) and PhD students (30%international) offering an international and multicultural environment. The ICCUB also hosts a vibrant fundamental research program in cosmology,astrophysics and particle physics, with a strong technology unit supporting our participation in international collaborations in observational astronomy and experimental particle physics.


The Unit of Excellence Maria de Maeztu recognition has been awarded by the Spanish Government in 2020 for the second time to the ICCUB, as a center with a highly competitive strategic research programmes in the frontiers of knowledge. Thanks to this recognition, it is available in the Aid for pre-doc contracts for the training of doctors (FPI 2020 call) the following project, funded by the Ministry of Science and Innovation:


- Strongly Coupled Matter, PI David Mateos, Reference CEX2019-000918-M-20-2

We will investigate the properties of strongly coupled matter in two situations with potential synergies with other lines, especially with gravitational waves.


1. Strongly coupled matter in a cosmological context. Motivations for this come from the QCD phase transition one microsecond after the Big Bang, from the possible existence of Grand Unified Theories beyond the Standard Model, or from the possibility that dark matter is strongly self-interacting. We will pay particular attention to the production of gravitational waves, especially in the presence of phase transitions. There are also potential implications for new production mechanisms of primordial black holes.


2. Strongly coupled matter in neutron star mergers. The gravitational wave signal produced in these mergers depends on the properties of strongly coupled QCD matter, ranging from static ones (equation of state) to dynamical ones (transport coefficients, etc). We will employ a variety of approaches to connect these microscopic properties to the experimental signal detected at LIGO and VIRGO.


Requirements:

Who can apply for a grant for pre-doctoral contracts for the training of doctors 2020?

Applicants may be all those who are enrolled or admitted to a doctoral program for the 2020/2021 academic year, at the time of submission of the application. Applicants may also be all those people who, at the time of submission of the application, not being enrolled or admitted to a doctoral program, are in a position to be on the date on which the contract is formalized, in accordance with article 18.

Applications must be submitted online at the URL (https://sede.micinn.gob.es/ayudaspredoctorales/) of the Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación from October 13 to October 27, 2020 at 2:00PM CET. To request the present research project please use the following reference: CEX2019-000918-M-20-2.


Employment conditions:

What is the annual gross amount of the pre-doctoral contracts?

The minimum salary compensation that researchers in training must receive will be 16,250 euros gross per year for each of the first two years, 17,410 for the third year and 21,760 for the fourth year.

What is the duration of the aid?

Four years.

More information here


ICCUB offers and promotes a diverse and inclusive environment (for additional information please see the Diversity, equity and inclusion Commission) and strongly encourages women and underrepresented minorities in physical sciences to apply.

Contact: David Mateos (dmateos@icc.ub.edu)

The ICCUB is an interdisciplinary center with more than 60 long term scientists, 20 engineers and 80 postdoctoral researchers (55% international) and PhD students (30%international) offering an international and multicultural environment. The ICCUB also hosts a vibrant fundamental research program in cosmology, astrophysics and particle physics, with a strong technology unit supporting our participation in international collaborations in observational astronomy and experimental particle physics.

The Unit of Excellence Maria de Maeztu recognition has been awarded by the Spanish Government in 2020 for the second time to the ICCUB, as a center with a highly competitive strategic research programmes in the frontiers of knowledge. Thanks to this recognition, it is avalaible in the Aid for pre-doc contracts for the training of doctors (FPI 2020 call) the following project, funded by the Ministry of Science and Innovation:

- Fundamental Physics and Astrophysics from Gravitational Waves, PI Mark Gieles, Reference CEX2019-000918-M-20-1

Understanding the origin of coalescing binary black holes in LIGO-Virgo from their eccentricities


The LIGO and Virgo interferometers have detected gravitational waves (GW) from several dozens of coalescing binary black hole (BBHs). Several formation channels are able to explain the BBH merger rate, leaving their origin an open question. The dynamical formation of BBHs in dense stellar systems is a promising model and it predicts that a fraction of BBHs have measurable orbital eccentricities, making this a "smoking gun" signal. Thanks to continuous improvements of GW detector sensitivity - to which the Technological Unit of the ICCUB is actively contributing - empirical constraints on BBH eccentricity are starting to arrive. You will use gravitational N-body simulations and a BBH population synthesis model to make predictions for the eccentricity distribution of BBHs that formed in all star clusters in the Universe. Then, by using Numerical Relativity techniques, you will infer eccentricities from the GW data and explore degeneracies with other binary parameters. You will join the ICCUB Virgo group, consisting of PhD students, post-docs, academics and technical staff who all share a passion for GW research. You will also join the Virgo Collaboration and work on the forefront of GW data analyses and interpretation. This project will provide valuable model predictions and test them with the wealth of GW data that is arriving as we speak to shed light on the origin of BHBs.


For more information contact Prof Mark Gieles


Requirements:

Who can apply for a grant for pre-doctoral contracts for the training of doctors 2020?

Applicants may be all those who are enrolled or admitted to a doctoral program for the 2020/2021 academic year, at the time of submission of the application. Applicants may also be all those people who, at the time of submission of the application, not being enrolled or admitted to a doctoral program, are in a position to be on the date on which the contract is formalized, in accordance with article 18

Applications must be submitted online at the URL (https://sede.micinn.gob.es/ayudaspredoctorales/) of the Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación from October 13 to October 27, 2020 at 2:00PM CET. To request the present research project please use the following reference: CEX2019-000918-M-20-1.


Employment conditions:

What is the annual gross amount of the pre-doctoral contracts?

The minimum salary compensation that researchers in training must receive will be 16,250 euros gross per year for each of the first two years, 17,410 for the third year and 21,760 for the fourth year.

What is the duration of the aid?

Four years.

More information here


ICCUB offers and promotes a diverse and inclusive environment (for additional information please see the Diversity, equity and inclusion Commission) and strongly encourages women and underrepresented minorities in physical sciences to apply.

The High Energy Astrophysics group at Universitat de Barcelona offers a PhD grant to join the group. The PhD student would gather multi-wavelength observations of galactic and/or transient sources and work on the interpretation and modelling of the data. He or she would become a member of the MAGIC Collaboration (and possibly of the CTA Consortium) and conduct observation shifts at the Canary Island of La Palma.

Our grup has experience in a multidisciplinary approach to high-energy processes in galactic and extragalactic sources with astrophysical outflows. The observational studies are conducted using forefront ground-based and satellite-born facilities such as VLA, EVN, ESO telescopes and GTC, Chandra and XMM, Agile and Fermi or MAGIC. The theoretical studies are carried out through numerical and semi-analytical modeling (radiation processes, magnetohydrodynamics).

We offer a pre-doctoral contract of up to 4 years in total funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation through the “Programa Estatal de Promoción del Talento y su Empleabilidad en I+D+I” (FPI). This position is associated to the R+D project PID2019-105510GB-C31.

Interested people should apply from 13 to 27 of October through the URL of the Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación.

Suitable candidates are those who are enrolled or admitted to a doctoral program for the 2020/2021 academic year at the time of submission of the application or that are in a position to be on the date the contract is formalized.

ICCUB offers and promotes a diverse and inclusive environment (for additional information please see the Diversity, equity and inclusion Commission) and strongly encourages women and underrepresented minorities in physical sciences to apply.

Inquiries about the scientific aspects of the contract should be addressed to jmparedes@ub.edu

The ICCUB is an interdisciplinary center with more than 60 long term scientists, 20 engineers and 80 postdoctoral researchers (55% international) and PhD students (30%international) offering an international and multicultural environment. The ICCUB also hosts a vibrant fundamental research program in cosmology, astrophysics and particle physics, with a strong technology unit supporting our participation in international collaborations in observational astronomy and experimental particle physics.


LHCb is an experiment at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) operating since the fall of 2010. During the RUN-I and RUN-II it has taken data at √s=7 TeV (2011), √s=8 TeV (2012) and √s=13 TeV (2015-2018), showing extraordinary performance and integrating a total of 9 fb-1 of data. From the end of 2018, LHC underwent into a scheduled shutdown (LS2) and an upgraded LHCb detector will be installed and commissioned, starting the RUN-III data taking in 2021 until 2023. This phase-I upgrade will employ a 40 MHz readout with a very flexible software-based trigger, which will provide significantly increased efficiency in hadronic final states, and allow the experiment to function effectively at the higher luminosity of 2 x1033 cm-2s-1, doubling the signal efficiency of the physics channels. The upgraded detector is expected to offer the experiment the capability to trigger on new interesting signatures, such as long-lived particles, opening new physics opportunities.

The timescale of the proposed PhD thesis (2021-2025) implies the physics exploitation of the already accumulated RUN-II LHCb data, the installation, commissioning and maintenance of the phase-I upgrade detector, the operation of the detector and exploitation of RUN-III data. In addition, opportunities to participate in the R&D activities for the phase-II upgraded detector after RUN-III might as well be considered.


Requirements:

Who can apply for a grant for pre-doctoral contracts for the training of doctors 2020?

Applicants may be all those who are enrolled or admitted to a doctoral program for the 2020/2021 academic year, at the time of submission of the application. Applicants may also be all those people who, at the time of submission of the application, not being enrolled or admitted to a doctoral program, are in a position to be on the date on which the contract is formalized, in accordance with article 18.

Applications must be submitted online at the URL (https://sede.micinn.gob.es/ayudaspredoctorales/) of the Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación from October 13 to October 27, 2020 at 2:00PM CET. To request the present research project please use the following reference: PID2019-106448GB-C31.

Employment conditions:

What is the annual gross amount of the pre-doctoral contracts?

The minimum salary compensation that researchers in training must receive will be 16,250 euros gross per year for each of the first two years, 17,410 for the third year and 21,760 for the fourth year.

What is the duration of the aid?

Four years.

More information here


ICCUB offers and promotes a diverse and inclusive environment (for additional information please see the Diversity, equity and inclusion Commission) and strongly encourages women and underrepresented minorities in physical sciences to apply.

Our research group at the Institute of Cosmos Sciences in the University of Barcelona (ICCUB) is looking for a Doctoral candidate (PhD student) to work in the field of Extragalactic Astronomy.

We offer a pre-doctoral contract of up to 4 years in total funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation through its FPI 2020 call.


Our grup has an ample trajectory in the field of galaxy formation and evolution by means of theoretical modelling of evolutionary mechanisms, numerical simulations of galaxies in associations and statistical computing applied to large datasets.

The scientific interests range from to the study of the nurturing effects of the environment on galaxies, through the phenomenon of active galaxy nuclei, to the formation of the diffuse intergalactic light.

We also have important national and international collaborations and participate in several observational projects involving top-level ground-based facilities such as the CAHA 3.5m telescope at Calar Alto, MeerKAT and the VLA.


The successful candidate is expected to submit a PhD thesis before the end of the contract. He/she will conduct research in the life history of present-day lenticular galaxies. The main goal of the thesis will be to look for possible differences in the evolutionary paths that these objects follow according to the environmnet in which they reside and identify the physical mechanisms driving them.

This subject will be approached from the perspective of a comprehensive analysis of photometric and spectral measurements of the local lenticular galaxy population, with special emphasis in the exploitation of the large database of spatially resolved spectra provided by the SDSS survey MaNGA.


Suitable candidates are those who are enrolled or admitted to a doctoral program for the 2020/2021 academic year at the time of submission of the application or that are in a position to be on the date the contract is formalized.

Applications must be submitted online at the URL of the Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación from October 13 to October 27, 2020 at 2:00PM CET. To request the present research project please use the following reference: PID2019-106027GB-C43.


ICCUB offers and promotes a diverse and inclusive environment (for additional information please see the Diversity, equity and inclusion Commission) and strongly encourages women and underrepresented minorities in physical sciences to apply.


Inquiries about the scientific aspects of the contract should be addressed to jm.solanes@ub.edu

“La Caixa” Foundation is launching a postdoctoral fellowships program in which candidates will be able to conduct a research project at accredited centres with the Severo Ochoa or María de Maeztu excellence award, Institutos de Investigación Sanitaria Carlos IIII and units evaluated as excellent by the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia of Portugal.

Description of our Institute:

The Institute of Cosmos Sciences of the University of Barcelona (ICCUB) is an 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 ICCUB has been awarded the Maria de Maeztu distinction which recognizes our leadership and research impact. Our main lines of research, as well as the associated faculty members, can be found here: http://icc.ub.edu/research/research_areas

The ICCUB is concerned about the under representation of women, as well as other underrepresented minorities in the fields of sciences of the cosmos, and therefore strongly encourages their application.

The Postdoctoral Junior Leader fellowships programme is aimed at hiring excellent researchers, of any nationality, who wish to continue their research career in Spain or Portugal in the STEM area (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). The objectives of this programme are to foster high-quality, innovative research in Spain and Portugal and to support the best scientific talent by providing them with an attractive, competitive environment in which to conduct excellent research.

The Postdoctoral Junior Leader fellowships programme is divided into two different frames, to conduct your research project at the Institute you must apply to the Incoming program:

  • Postdoctorate Junior Leader – Incoming: 30 postdoctoral fellowships for researchers of all nationalities. They will be offered a three-year employment contract to conduct a research project at accredited centres with the Severo Ochoa or María de Maeztu excellence award, Institutos de Investigación Sanitaria Carlos IIII and units evaluated as excellent by the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia of Portugal.
    For Spanish institutions, candidates must have resided in Spain less than 12 months in the last three years while for Portuguese institutions, candidates must have resided in Portugal less than 12 months in the last three years.

This frame is co-funded by the European Commission within the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions scheme of Horizon2020.

Requirements:

Researchers of any nationality are eligible for the Postdoctoral Junior Leader fellowships programme. In order to get accepted, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Experience: They should have earned their doctoral degree two to seven years prior to the deadline of the call for applications. The date of the doctoral thesis defence will be understood as the date when the doctoral degree was obtained. In the cases of interruption of the research activity between the date of obtaining the doctoral degree and the call deadline, the candidate may request an extension of the period in which the doctoral degree must have been obtained.

  • Geographic mobility:
    For candidates applying to Spanish centres or units: Candidates must not have resided or have carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Spain for more than twelve months in the three years immediately preceding the closing date of the call. Short stays, such as holidays, will not be taken into account.

    For candidates applying to Portuguese units: Candidates must not have resided or have carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Portugal for more than twelve months in the three years immediately preceding the closing date of the call. Short stays, such as holidays, will not be taken into account.

    Special mobility condition could apply for the in the cases of interruption of the research activity or researchers who have spent time in the procedure for obtaining the refugee status under the Geneva Convention.

  • Complete applications: Only candidates whose applications meet all the requirements of the call may be accepted.


Application: ”la Caixa” fellowship application website

The Qilimanjaro Quantum Tech SL startup company is looking for candidates to join a team of quantum scientists and quantum engineers to build and operate one of the first generations of commercial European quantum processors.

Open position

Quantum Engineer in electronics for superconducting qubits.

We offer a young scientist position holding a master's degree or equivalent to join the experimental team at Qilimanjaro.

Requirements:

-Master's degree or equivalent in Quantum Physics, Electronics engineering or equivalent.

-Candidates with experience in the following areas will be particularly considered: knowledge in quantum information and superconducting qubits in particular, programming skills, electronic circuits design of DC and RF circuits.

Position description

Main tasks: Scalable electronics for qubit control. Low frequency and high frequency electronics development. Circuit simulation, design, and implementation. Integration with superconducting qubit experiments.

This young scientist position is a unique opportunity to become a trained researcher in the field of quantum computation and the emerging quantum industry. This position is targeted at highly motivated researchers who are willing to join a diverse, international environment with strong overlaps between experimental and theoretical physics and engineering.

Young scientist positions may be combined with a PhD degree in one of the local universities in Barcelona (University of Barcelona[UB], Autonomous University of Barcelona [UAB], Polytechnical University ofCatalonia [UPC]). Registration costs to the PhD program will be included in the contract.

The position will be carried out between the Qilimanjaro laboratory headquarters in the Barcelona area and the electronics department of the University of Barcelona, as well as Qilimanjaro’s remote sites.

Qilimanjaro Quantum Tech is an inclusive company and an equal opportunity employer. No discrimination will be made on the basis of race, religion, color, nationalorigin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.

Interested applicants may submit a letter of intent to qilimanjaro@qilimanjaro.tech

Details of the positions

Applications are invited for one or two postdoctoral positions in the field of Quantum Computation. The successful candidate will work with Dr. Sofyan Iblisdir and Dr. Luca Tagliacozzo, at the University of Barcelona (Spain) in quantum computation and related topics, from developing and characterizing new quantum algorithms, to their classical simulation, to the characterization of noise and imperfections in specific experimental implementations, to quantum machine learning. Beside quantum computation, the group has strong expertise in the theory of many-body quantum systems at and out of equilibrium, and in tensor networks techniques. The positions are for a period of 1 year that will be possibly extended to 2 years depending on performances and availability of funding. The positions should be filled as soon as possible.


Desired requirements

Applicants are expected to have a doctoral degree in Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, or are lated discipline before the starting date of the position, and have previous expertise in one (or more) of the following areas: quantum computation, quantum information, tensor networks,machine learning, quantum many-body systems, condensed matter physics, quantum field theory. Applicants should have a strong interest in solving challenging problems, as well as a proven recor dof research, including publication of original work in at least one of the above areas. Excellent scientific writing ability and good communication skills are essential.


How to apply

Applications should be sent to Dr. Sofyan Iblisdir and should include: 1) a motivation letter;2) a curriculum vitae including a list of publications; 3) a research statement; 4) the name and email of two references. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by the 10th of March 2020.

Please direct informal enquiries to:

Dr Sofyan Iblisdir: sofyan.iblisdir@fqa.ub.edu

Dr Luca Tagliacozzo: luca.tagliacozzo@fqa.ub.edu


All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration without regard to appearance, beliefs, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or age.

Description

The Institute of Cosmos Sciences of the University of Barcelona (http://icc.ub.edu) is an interdisciplinary center devoted to fundamental research in the fields of cosmology, astrophysics and particle physics.

The person hired will join the Electronics & Instrumentation department of The Technological Unit of ICCUB. Currently, the unit is composed by a team of around 20 engineers and researchers divided in two departments, Electronics & Instrumentation and Software and Data Engineering. The Electronics & Instrumentation department develops electronics instrumentation for international scientific collaborations. Some examples of the projects the department is involved: the LHCb experiment at the CERN synchrotron (http://lhcb.web.cern.ch/lhcb/), the Cherenkov telescope array, CTA, (https://www.cta-observatory.org/) or the gravitational wave observatory, Virgo (http://www.virgo-gw.eu/).

• Responsabilities

We search for highly motivated Electronics or Telecommunications Engineer with demonstrated experience of 3 years in software and firmware development. We offer a full-time contract starting as soon as possible for a period of 1 year (with 6 months of trial period), possibilities to continue after are opened. The salary will be according to the experience of the candidate.

The working place will be based at the ICCUB facilities (Technological Unit of the ICCUB at Parc Cientific de Barcelona).

The main tasks to develop are:

• Firmware development for control systems and data acquisition on FPGAs. Knowledge on VHDL or Verilog.

• C++ software development for control and data acquisition through USB or Ethernet.

• User interface development.

• Lab instrumentation control through SCPI and automatized test system

implementation.

• System integration.

• Technical documentation development.


• Required Technical Expertise

C++

• VHDL or Verilog

• Threads

• Sockets

• SO: Linux and Windows 7/10

• FPGAs

• Quartus Prime

• PCB Debug

• Git

• TCP/IP

• SPI/I2C


• Preferred Technical Expertise

GCC toolchain

• QT

• GUIs

• PCB design

• Cadence Virtuoso / Innovus


• Language requirements

English: fluid speaking, reading and writing


CONTACT AND DEADLINE

Applicants must send an email to Dr. Joan Mauricio (jmauricio@fqa.ub.edu) with the Curriculum

Vitae (CV) in free format plus a motivation letter. The selection process, according to the number

of applicants, will consist of curricular pre-selection.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


“La Caixa” Foundation is launching a postdoctoral fellowships program in which candidates will be able to come to an institution or center evaluated as excellent (distinguished with either the Maria de Maeztu award, the Severo Ochoa award, or an Investigación Sanitaria Carlos III institute) among them, the Institute of Cosmos Sciences.


Description of our Institute:

The Institute of Cosmos Sciences of the University of Barcelona (ICCUB) is an 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 ICCUB was awarded the Maria de Maeztu distinction which recognizes our leadership and research impact. Our main lines of research, as well as the associated faculty members, can be found here: http://icc.ub.edu/research/research_areas


Description of the fellowship:

Researchers in the Junior Leader “la Caixa” program will have a three-year contract in accordance with employment legislation in force in Spain, pursuant to provisions regarding occupational health and safety and social security, with access to suitable resources, equipment and facilities.

The incorporation date will be between April 1 to September 30, 2020.

Salary: please refer to this document.


Requirements for candidates:

Researchers of any nationality are eligible for the Junior Leader program. In order to be accepted, candidates must meet the following requirements:

·Experience: They should have earned their doctoral degree two to seven years prior to the deadline for applications. The date of the doctoral thesis defense will be understood to be the date when the doctoral degree was obtained.

·Geographic mobility: Candidates must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Spain for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the call deadline. Short stays such as holidays will not be taken into account.

For more information about the call please refer tothis document.

Applications:

All applications must be completed online in this link


However, we ask interested candidates to let us know of their interest directly by contacting the faculty member whose research is closest to theirs.


The ICCUB is concerned about the under representation of women in the fields of sciences of the cosmos, and therefore strongly encourages young women to apply.

The University of Barcelona is offering four collaboration grants for new enrolled students at the Master in Astrophysics, Particle Physics and Astronomy.


The research activity will be developed in collaboration with one of the ICCUB research groups, and will be finished with a presentation and defense of a Master Thesis.



1. Missió:

Donar suport a la Secretaria Científica i l'equip de divulgació en la difusió de les activitats de l'ICCUB i gestió de continguts d'una nova pàgina web de divulgació.

2. Funcions genèriques:

3. Requisits:

  • Dinamisme i iniciativa en la resolució de problemes
  • Capacitat d'organització i de priorització de tasques
  • Nivell d'anglès suficient per poder-se comunicar correctament a nivell oral i per correu
  • Informàtica a nivell d'usuari: Office, navegació web i correu electrònic.

4. Mèrits addicionals

  • Coneixements en l'elaboració de pàgines web i gestors de continguts
  • Coneixements en editors gràfics
  • Coneixements en bases de dades
  • Estudis i Formació: llicenciat, diplomat o estudis de grau, preferentment el Grau de Física
  • Experiència en l'àmbit de divulgació científica
  • Màster en comunicació/divulgació científica

5. Condicions de l'oferta

Jornada laboral: 26 hores setmanals

Sou brut mensual: 940€ aproximadament

Tipus de contracte: Obra i Servei


Durada del contracte: del 15 de setembre fins el 31 d'octubre.


Si esteu interessats en l'oferta, podeu enviar una carta d'interès i un CV a secretaria@icc.ub.edu.

(Spanish below)

The Gaia group (https://gaia.ub.edu/) at Institut de Ciències del Cosmos, Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya, opens TWO research contracts for the months July to September. These contracts are directed to:

(A) students of the last years of the degree of Physics or double degree on Physics and Mathematics, that have done the credits of Observational Astronomy or that can certify equivalent knowledge.

(B) students of the last years of the degree in Engineering (preference for Informatics or Telecommunications) or Mathematics.

Good knowledge of programming and capacity to work independently.

During the period of the contract a research project related with the research carried out by the group will be developed. The Gaia group is
involved in the Gaia space mission that is measuring the positions, movements, parallaxes and physical properties of a billion stars in our Galaxy. Launched in December 2013, it has been already five years in operational phase and has delivered two Data Releases (Gaia DR1 and DR2). The projects to be developed are related with the scientific and technological data exploitation, and eventually giving support to the data processing systems in BSC-MareNostrum.

The net salary is 700 Euro per month.

Interested people should send a CV, a copy of the academic record and a letter of interest to Lola Balaguer lbalaguer@fqa.ub.edu before 31st of May 2019. Resolution will be around 15th June 2019.




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Contratos de investigación, verano 2019

El grupo Gaia (https://gaia.ub.edu/) del Institut de Ciències del Cosmos, Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya, convoca DOS contratos de investigación para los meses de julio a septiembre. Estos contratos están dirigidos a:

(A) alumnos de los últimos cursos del grado de Física o doble titulación de Física - Matemáticas, que hayan cursado la asignatura Astronomía Observacional o que puedan acreditar conocimientos equivalentes.

(B) alumnos de los últimos cursos de Ingeniera (preferentemente Informática o Telecomunicaciones) o Matemáticas.

Se valoraran conocimientos de programación y capacidad de trabajo autónomo.

Durante el período de contrato se desarrollará un proyecto de investigación relacionado con los temas de investigación del grupo. El grupo Gaia está involucrado en la misión espacial del mismo nombre que está midiendo las posiciones, movimientos, paralajes y propiedades físicas de mil millones de estrellas de nuestra Galaxia. Se lanzó en diciembre de 2013, lleva ya cinco años en fase operacional y ha publicado dos catálogos (Gaia Data Releases DR1 y DR2). Los proyectos a desarrollar están relacionados con la explotación de estos datos tanto desde un punto de vista científico como tecnológico, y eventualmente dando soporte a los sistemas de procesado de datos en el BSC-MareNostrum.

La remuneración es de 700 euros brutos mensuales.

Las personas interesadas tienen que enviar un curriculum, una copia del expediente académico y una carta expresando su interés a Lola Balaguer lbalaguer@fqa.ub.edu antes del 31 de mayo de 2019. La concesión se resolverá el 15 de junio de 2019.

The ICCUB is offering 16 PhD projects within INPhINIT program of "la Caixa" Foundation. INPhINIT will select 35 young researchers of all nationalities for a three year program to complete a PhD in one of the centers that has received a distictive Severo Ochoa or Maria de Maeztu award.

Requirements for candidates:

  • In order to be accepted, candidates must meet the following eligibility requirements:

    • Experience: At the call deadline, applicants must be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree.

    • Studies pursued: At the time of recruitment, candidates must comply with one of the following options:

      - To have completed the studies that lead to an official university degree adapted to the European Higher Education Area awarding 300 ECTS credits, of which at least 60 ECTS credits must correspond to master level.

      - To have completed a degree in university not adapted to the European Higher Education Area that gives access to doctoral studies. The verification of an equivalent level of studies to the ones mentioned above will be made by the university when the admission procedure starts.

    • Geographic mobility:
      For candidates applying to Spanish centres or units: Candidates must not have resided or have carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Spain for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the call deadline.

      For candidates applying to Portuguese centres or units: Candidates must not have resided or have carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Portugal for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the call deadline.

      Short stays, such as holidays, done in a country other than their country of usual residence (where they carried out their main activity), will be considered as time spent in their country of usual residence.

    • Level of English: Candidates must have a demonstrable level of English (B2 or higher).

    • Complete applications: Only candidates whose applications meet all the requirements of the call may be accepted.

More information about requirements

The projects offered by ICCUB are:

  • Active Galactic Nuclei in Merging Galaxies: A theoretical Approach[+]
  • A numerical and semi-analytical approach to study the radiation from powerful astrophysical outflows[+]
  • Front End electronics for medical imaging and particle detection[+]
  • Time to Digital converters for fast readout electronics[+]
  • Exploiting clustering on small (-ish) cosmological scales/PhD Student[+]
  • The blind watchers of the sky[+]
  • Cosmology with massive galaxy large scale structure surveys[+]
  • Fundamental Physics from the Sky[+]
  • Star formation in the Cosmological Context.[+]
  • The Origin of Terrestrial Planets[+]
  • Astrophysical signatures of wave dark matter[+]
  • A multi-messenger view of the extreme Universe: photons, neutrinos and cosmic rays from ative galactic nuclei[+]
  • Data mining of Gaia releases: detection of Ultra Faint Dwarf Galaxies in the Galactic halo as probes for cosmological models[+]
  • Black holes in stellar binary systems[+]
  • Star formation at high redshift: clues from globular clusters[+]
  • First science with the CTA Large Sized Telescope[+]

Applications

All applications must be completed online at:

https://www.lacaixafellowships.org/index.aspx

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklowdowska- Curie grant agreement No. 713673

The position, funded by the "Ramón y Cajal" program and associated to the ICCUB Virgo group, aims at GW science and data analysis but will also cover technological aspects such as computing and instrumentation.


The "Ramon y Cajal" contracts are for five years and are funded by the Spanish Government with the intention of incorporating and stabilizing researchers with experience abroad in the Spanish System of Science. These positions are tenure track.

Applicants must either have obtained their PhD degree in the last 10 years while performing research abroad for at least two of those years, or have obtained their PhD degree abroad at least two years before the call. Besides, they must have been pre-selected by the Spanish Science Ministery.


Click here or send an email to ramonycajal@mineco.es for more information.


The ICCUB is an interdisciplinary center devoted to fundamental research in the fields of cosmology, astrophysics and particle physics. The institute has a strong technology program through its participation in international collaborations in observational astronomy and experimental particle physics. The main research areas at ICCUB include cosmology and large scale structure, experimental particle physics, Galaxy structure and evolution, gravitation and cosmology, and theoretical physics, among others. These areas are complemented with transversal technological lines, namely, electronic and instrumentation development, and very large data processing and analysis. The ICCUB excellence on theoretical physics and cosmology, instrumentation and massive data handling and processing is internationally acknowledged.

The ICCUB is an interdisciplinary center devoted to fundamental research in the fields of cosmology, astrophysics and particle physics. The institute has a strong technology program through its participation in international collaborations in observational astronomy and experimental particle physics. The main research areas at ICCUB include cosmology and large scale structure, experimental particle physics, Galaxy structure and evolution, gravitation and cosmology, and theoretical physics, among others. These areas are complemented with transversal technological lines, namely, electronic and instrumentation development, and very large data processing and analysis. The ICCUB excellence on theoretical physics and cosmology, instrumentation and massive data handling and processing is internationally acknowledged.
1.Missió:

Donar suport al Gestor Científic i encarregar-se de l’organització idifusió de les activitats de l’ICCUB.

2.Funcions genèriques:

·Organitzar i fer difusió d’activitats del centre.

·Suport en l’organització de congressos i cursos (gestió de viatges, càtering i altres despeses relacionades).

·Mantenir els perfils de l’ICCUB a diferents bases de dades.

·Suport en l’elaboració de la memòria anual de la institució.

·Editar continguts a la intranet, crear i editar notícies a la web i actualitzar els perfils de la institució a les xarxes socials.

3.Requisits

·Estudis i Formació: llicenciat, diplomat o estudis de grau.

·Dinamisme i iniciativa en la resolució de problemes

·Capacitat d’organització i de priorització de tasques

·Adaptabilitat i capacitat de treball amb diferents perfils professionals

·Nivell d’anglès suficient per poder-se comunicar correctament a nivell oral i per correu

·Nivell alt d’ofimàtica: Word, Excel

4.Mèrits addicionals

·Coneixements en l’elaboració de pàgines web i gestors de continguts

·Coneixements en editors gràfics

·Coneixements en bases de dades

5. Condicions de l’oferta

Jornada laboral: 37,5 hores setmanals Sou brut anual: entre 23000 i 26000€

Tipus de contracte: Obra i Servei

Durada del contracte: 1 any (amb possibilitat de renovació)


Enviar CV i carta de motivació a secretaria@icc.ub.edu

CAT

L'Institut de Ciències del Cosmos de la UB (ICCUB) ha entrat recentment a la Col·laboració Virgo, el projecte per observar ones gravitacionals mitjançant un gran instrument interferomètric situat prop de Pisa (Itàlia).

Virgo genera grans volums de dades (aprox. 1PB durant la propera campanya observacional prevista pel 2019, incrementant-se contínuament en futures campanyes). Per processar-ho calen complexes algoritmes que necessiten la infraestructura distribuïda GRID Europea, seguint un model semblant a l'usat per l'Accelerador de Partícules LHC del CERN.

Un dels compromisos de l'ICCUB amb Virgo és la revisió del model computacional: com es gestionen les dades (enregistrament, transferència als diversos centres de càlcul, emmagatzemament i accés), com es processen (interfícies entre programadors/científics i infraestructures de càlcul), gestió de treballs i tasques, etc.

L'ICCUB ofereix una beca predoctoral per realitzar la tesi en aquestes tasques, contribuint així a un processament més eficient de les dades d'un dels majors projectes científics de la nostra era.

Les tasques a realitzar inclouran l'anàlisi del model computacional actual i la definició del nou model, l'adaptació d'infraestructures de computació (com p.ex. DIRAC) a Virgo, la definició i eventual implementació d'interfícies de dades i tasques amb el projecte LIGO d'Estats Units, etc.


Incorporació: Gener 2019.

Localitat: Barcelona (vora Palau Reial)

Jornada laboral: Completa

Requisits: Coneixements de programació en Python, C, Java, Matlab.

Coneixements de sistemes distribuïts de computació (tipus Grid Computing).

Es valoraran coneixements o experiència amb Workflow Management Systems com p.ex. DIRAC o similars, així com sistemes de High-Throughput Computing com p.ex. HTCondor.

Entorns de desenvolupament col·laboratiu (GIT o SVN).

Bon nivell d'anglès (llegit, escrit i conversa).

Capacitat de treball en equip.

Disponibilitat per viatjar (esporàdicament).

L'ICCUB està preocupat sobra la poca representació de les dones i les minories en àrees STEM, així doncs, encoratgem a les dones i a les minories a sol·licitar el lloc de treball.

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The Institute of Cosmos Sciences (ICCUB) has recently joined the Virgo Collaboration, the project to observe gravitational waves through a large interferometric instrument located near Pisa (Italy).

Complex algorithms are needed in order to process the large volumes of data Virgo generates (approx. 1PB during the next 2019 observational campaign, and continually increasing in future campaigns). This processing require the European GRID distributed infrastructure, using a similar model to the one used by the CERNLHC Particle Accelerator.

One of the commitments of the ICCUB with Virgo is the revision of the computational model: to manage the data (recording, transfer to the various calculation centers, storage and access), the processing (interfaces between programmers/scientists and calculation infrastructures), management of work and tasks, etc.

The ICCUB offers a predoctoral scholarship to carry out the thesis in these tasks, thus contributing to a more efficient data processing of one of the greatest scientific projects of our era.

The tasks to be carried out include the analysis of the current computational model and the definition of the new model; the adaptation of computing infrastructures (suchas DIRAC) to Virgo; the definition and possible implementation of data interfaces and tasks with the United States LIGO project, among others.

Location:Barcelona (near Palau Reial)

Working day: Full

Requirements:

Knowledge of programming in Python, C, Java, Matlab.

Knowledge of distributed computing systems (Grid Computing type).

Knowledge or experience with Workflow Management Systems will be valued, eg. DIRAC orsimilar, as well as High-Throughput Computing systems such as HTCondor.

Collaborative Development Environments (GIT or SVN).

Good level of English (read, write and speak).

Ability to work as a team.

Availability to travel (sporadically).


The ICCUB is concerned about the under representation of women and minorities in the fields of sciences of the cosmos, and therefore strongly encourages women and underrepresented minorities to apply.

The physical cosmology group at ICC (Institute of Sciences of the Cosmos) of the University of Barcelona, is seeking outstanding postdoctoral candidates to work in 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 contract starts. The successful candidate will work with Licia Verde (http://icc.ub.edu/~liciaverde/HomePage.html) 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 to the link at the top of the page, 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, 2018. The position is expected to begin in the fall of 2019, but earlier starting date is negotiable.


Informal scientific inquiries can be directed to Prof. Licia Verde liciaverde@icc.ub.edu

Administrative inquires can be directed to secretaria@icc.ub.edu


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.

Included Benefits:
Social security, national healthcare etc. paid by the employer (with employee contribution through standard taxes) see (http://spain.othercountries.com/pages/articles/index.asp?page=social-security).


The ICCUB is concerned about the under representation of women and minorities in the fields of sciences of the cosmos, and therefore strongly encourages women and underrepresented minorities to apply.

One postdoctoral position, funded by the European Research Council, is now open at the University of Barcelona. Selected candidates will work with Prof Roberto Emparan and other members of the group on theoretical aspects of black hole physics, broadly defined.

Selected candidates will start work no later than October 1st, 2019 for a period of 2 years. The deadline for applications is November 30, 2018.

Faculty members of our group working on black holes, gravitation and related areas include Bartomeu Fiol, Cristiano Germani, Jaume Garriga, David Mateos, Josep M. Pons, and Enric Verdaguer. For more information, visit our websitehttp://icc.ub.edu/

Application procedure

The University of Barcelona is part of a group of European institutes with a centralized system of postdoctoral applications. Thus interested candidates should apply through the following website, choosing Barcelona as one of their preferred institutes:

https://itf.fys.kuleuven.be/postdoc-application/

Only applications submitted through the above website will be considered. Please do not resubmit them in any other way.


The ICCUB is concerned about the under representation of women and minorities in the fields of sciences of the cosmos, and therefore strongly encourages women and underrepresented minorities to apply.

The Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades has opened the call for predoctoral contracts to the formation of Doctors 2018.


The Institute of Cosmos Sciences is a Maria de Maeztu Unit since 2014 and therefore, applicants can choose to come to our institute to develope the following projects:

- Very Large Data Processing and Analysis: The GAIA Archive (Contact: Jordi Portell)

The ICCUB offers a full-time contract to work on this subject for 3 years as part of the applicant's PhD thesis. Candidates must have an engineering degree or a physics degree, and have completed their master degree, with a strong background on software and computer engineering. Experience, specially on grid computing environments (such as those used for LHCb) or supercomputing, will be valued.

Development tasks will be related to:

- Design and definition of data handling and processing systems.

- Software specification, implementation and testing.

- Software and configuration management in collaborative environments.

- Integration in existing tools such as DIRAC or Rucio.

- Technical interfaces between different systems, such as the data handling at the instrument site, computing centres in Europe and the US, and LIGO data handling.

- Job and task scheduling, execution and monitoring in grid computing systems.

- Integration of science data processing algorithms.

The candidate will also participate in the scientific exploitation of the Virgo data as a member of the consortium as part of the ICCUB team.


- Holography and QCD in extreme conditions (Contact: Roberto Emparan)

The project to be developed will lie in the areas of gravitational waves and fundamental physics, within the lines of research carried out by members of ICCUB. The candidate will also be able to participate, if needed, in the scientific exploitation of the Virgo data as a member of the consortium as part of the ICCUB team. For more details please contact with Roberto Emparan.


The ICCUB is concerned about the under representation of women and minorities in STEM fields, and therefore strongly encourages women and underrepresented minorities to apply.


All applications must be completed online at: https://sede.micinn.gob.es/ayudaspredoctorales/


One predoctoral position, funded by the University of Barcelona is now open to work as a predoctoral researcher at any of the areas belonging to the Institute of Cosmos Sciences http://icc.ub.edu/.

The deadline for the application is October 25th, 2018.

Interested candidates should apply through the following website, choosing Institute of Cosmos Sciences, and one of its research lines, as their preferred institutes:

http://www.ub.edu/beques/3rcicle/ub/apif/index.html

“La Caixa” Foundation is launching a postdoctoral fellowships program in which candidates will be able to come to an institution or center evaluated as excellent (distinguished with either the Maria de Maeztu award, the Severo Ochoa award, or an Investigación Sanitaria Carlos III institute) among them, the Institute of Cosmos Sciences.


Description of our Institute:

The Institute of Cosmos Sciences of the University of Barcelona (ICCUB) is an 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 ICCUB was awarded the Maria de Maeztu distinction which recognizes our leadership and research impact. Our main lines of research, as well as the associated faculty members, can be found here: http://icc.ub.edu/research/research_areas


Description of the fellowship:

Researchers in the Junior Leader “la Caixa” program will have a three-year contract in accordance with employment legislation in force in Spain, pursuant to provisions regarding occupational health and safety and social security, with access to suitable resources, equipment and facilities.

The incorporation date will be between April 1 to July 31, 2019.

Salary: please refer to this document.

Requirements for candidates:

Researchers of any nationality are eligible for the Junior Leader program. In order to be accepted, candidates must meet the following requirements:

·Experience: They should have earned their doctoral degree two to seven years prior to the deadline for applications. The date of the doctoral thesis defense will be understood to be the date when the doctoral degree was obtained.

·Geographic mobility: Candidates must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Spain for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the call deadline. Short stays such as holidays will not be taken into account.

·For more information about the call please refer to this document.

Applications:

All applications must be completed online in this link


However, we ask interested candidates to let us know of their interest directly by contacting the faculty member whose research is closest to theirs.


The ICCUB is concerned about the under representation of women in the fields of sciences of the cosmos, and therefore strongly encourages young women to apply.

The physical cosmology group at ICCUB (http://icc.ub.edu/~liciaverde/ICC-Phys.Cosm.html) is looking for a talented and highly motivated student interested in doing a PhD in observational cosmology at ICCUB (http://icc.ub.edu), University of Barcelona (http://ub.edu/web/ub/en). A completed university master degree with documented knowledge in project-relevant areas is required. Programming knowledge and experience working with cosmological datasets will be highly considered. The position is for 3 years (subject to satisfactory progress towards a PhD), and includes the contribution to the social security and national healthcare system to be paid by the employer (with employee contribution through standard taxes).

The student will join the DESI collaboration and will have the opportunity to collaborate with other members of the ICCUB. The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, DESI (http://desi.lbl.gov/), is the cornerstone for the wider and most ambitious spectroscopic galaxy survey ever undertaken, with first light in 2019. It will measure 4 million Luminous Red Galaxies below redshift 1; 17 million of Emission Luminous Galaxies below redshift 1.6 and 2.4 million quasars between redshifts 0.9 and 3.5 among other programs. The large volume covered by DESI will allow sub-percent measurements on cosmological parameters, such the Baryon Acoustic Oscillation angular diameter distance and the Hubble parameter. Reaching such a level of precision is key to discriminate among different models of Dark Energy, to set constrains on the total amount of neutrino masses and to test GR as a theory of gravity at the largest regime ever explored, the size of the Universe.

Project: The student will work on developing methods to maximize the scientific return of DESI data by developing robust analyses techniques, by controlling and minimizing the impact of observational systematics, a necessary preliminary step for subsequently explore novel approaches and apply them to analyze the data provided by DESI in an optimal way. These techniques will be eventually applied by the student to the first science data produced by the DESI during its first years of observation. The bulk of the funding is provided by the prestigious “La Caixa” fellowship awarded to Dr. Héctor Gil-Marín who will move to ICCUB in the fall. The project will be supervised by Prof. Licia Verde (http://icc.ub.edu/~liciaverde/HomePage.html,liciaverde@icc.ub.edu), and Dr. Héctor Gil-Marín (http://ilp.upmc.fr/members/gilmarin.php, hector.gilmarin@lpnhe.in2p3.fr). Informal scientific inquiries about the project should be addressed to them.

The ICCUB is an interdisciplinary center devoted to fundamental research in cosmology, astrophysics and particle physics. It 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.


Application: Candidates must submit a one-page research interests statement, a curriculum vitae and arrange for two reference letters to be uploaded [from this page] by July 15th 2018 for a full consideration. Later applications may be considered until the position is filled.
1. Missió:

Responsabilitzar-se de la Gestió Científica de l'ICCUB.

2. Funcions genèriques:

  • Donar suport a la Direcció
  • Coordinar les activitats de la Secretaria Científica
  • Gestionar convocatòries competitives, molt especialment María de Maeztu
  • Supervisar i gestionar la producció científica i tecnològica
  • Fer el seguiment i l'anàlisi d'indicadors d'impacte científic
  • Responsable de l'elaboració de memòries i informes de producció científica
  • Elaborar notícies i newsletters
  • Responsable dels continguts de la web i la intranet
  • Responsable de la formació de becaris de col·laboració a la secretaria

3. Rquisits:

  • Estudis i Formació: llicenciat, diplomat o estudis de grau.
  • Dinamisme i iniciativa en la resolució de problemes
  • Capacitat d'organització i de priorització de tasques
  • Nivell alt d'anglès
  • Nivell alt d'ofimàtica: Word, Excel
  • Bona capacitat per redactar textos en català, castellà i anglès.

4. Mèrits addicionals

  • Formació i/o experiència en l'àmbit de la gestió i l'avaluació científica
  • Coneixements en l'elaboració de pàgines web i gestors de continguts
  • Coneixements en editors gràfics
  • Coneixments en bases de dades

5. Condicions de l'oferta

Jornada laboral: 37.5 hores setmanals

Sou brut anual: entre 28000 i 32000€

Tipus de contracte: Obra i Servei

Durada del contracte: 1 any (amb possibilitat de renovació).


Si esteu interessats en l'oferta, podeu enviar una carta d'interès i un CV a secretaria@icc.ub.edu.

(English version attached)

1. Missió:

Donar suport al Gestor Científic i encarregar-se de l'organització i difusió de les activitats de l'ICCUB.

2. Funcions genèriques:

  • Organitzar i fer i difusió d'activitats
  • Mantenir els perfils de l'ICCUB a diferents bases de dades
  • Editar continguts de la web i la intranet
  • Formar becaris de col·laboració

3. Rquisits:

  • Estudis i Formació: llicenciat, diplomat o estudis de grau.
  • Dinamisme i iniciativa en la resolució de problemes
  • Capacitat d'organització i de priorització de tasques
  • Nivell d'anglès suficient per poder-se comunicar correctament a nivell oral i per correu
  • Nivell alt d'ofimàtica: Word, Excel

4. Mèrits addicionals

  • Coneixements en l'elaboració de pàgines web i gestors de continguts
  • Coneixements en editors gràfics
  • Coneixments en bases de dades

5. Condicions de l'oferta

Jornada laboral: 37.5 hores setmanals

Sou brut anual: entre 25000 i 28000€

Tipus de contracte: Obra i Servei

Durada del contracte: 1 any (amb possibilitat de renovació).


Si esteu interessats en l'oferta, podeu enviar una carta d'interès i un CV a secretaria@icc.ub.edu.

The Institute of Cosmos Sciences at the University of Barcelona (ICCUB) invites applications for up to two postdoctoral positions in the fields of Gravitation, String Theory, and Cosmology.

Outstanding applicants in all research areas will be considered; candidates with a background in gravitational wave research are particularly encouraged to apply.

Faculty members of our group include Jorge Casalderrey, Roberto Emparan, Bartomeu Fiol, Jaume Garriga, Cristiano Germani, Jaume Guasch, Raúl Jiménez, David Mateos, Alessio Notari, Enric Verdaguer and Licia Verde. For more information, visit our website http://icc.ub.edu

Appointments will be for a period of up to 1 year, starting no later than Oct. 1st, 2018. The deadline for application is April 8, 2018.

This call will be funded by FPA2016-76005-C2-2-P (AEI/FEDER, UE) and by the Maria de Maeztu program.

A new call of the Beatriu de Pinós Program has opened.

There are sixty positions to hire and incorporate phd holders to the catalan network of science and technology. This grant will last at least two years.

The requirements are listed in the attached document, or in the links below.

Applications have to be submitted before 28th of February at the website: agaur

For more information please visit the UB description here.

1.1. ”la Caixa” Banking Foundation is offering 20 fellowships to pursue official doctoral studiesculminating in the presentation of a doctoral thesis at a university.

1.2. The doctoral degree programmes that are eligible must be adapted to the European HigherEducation Area and regulated by Royal Decree 99/2011 of January 28, which regulatesofficial doctoral studies.

1.3. The call for applications covers all areas of knowledge and is aimed at all individuals whofulfil the requirements to be admitted to the doctoral degree programme, provided that theyhave not previously enrolled in the doctoral studies applied for.

1.4. Research fellows should start at the host universities or research centres between Septemberand November of 2018. In duly justified cases, this can be delayed until 31 January 2019.

1.5. The fellowships have a maximum duration of three years. However, they are granted forone year and include the possibility of two renewals in all cases, provided that the follow-upreports requested on an annual basis are favourable.1.6. The call for applications opens on the date it is published and closes on 27 February 2018 at2:00 p.m. (Central European Time).

More information and application form: https://obrasociallacaixa.org/en/investigacion-y-becas/programa-de-becas-de-posgrado/doctorado-en-universidades-espanolas/descripcion-del-programa