The Galician Institute of High Energy Physics (IGFAE) seeks for interested partners in Industry in submitting a joint application to the recently open call of Industrial Doctorates Program from Xunta de Galicia. All information about the call is available at:

The program consists of an agreement between the IGFAE and an external company or an R&D&I Center with legal address or headquartes in Galicia, and apply together for a PhD student scholarship, with a previously selected candidate, with the aim of boosting the talent and the creation of high quality level employments in our region. If awarded, among other aids, a 3-year industrial PhD contract is funded so that the candidate will develope his or her PhD while working for the company in any industrial or techonlogical development.

Those of you who are interested in joining IGFAE in these actions may contact us at well prior the deadline, which is on 5 November 2021.


The IGFAE at the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (USC) is a research institute accredited as María de Maeztu Unit of Excellence by the Spanish Ministry of Science. It hosts around 130 researchers, including more than 20 postdocs, 40 PhD students and one ERC grantee. Researchers at IGFAE participate in experimental facilities such as CERN, LIGO, GSI/FAIR and the Pierre Auger Observatory.

The scientific research of the Institute is organized around three areas that are the basis for the strategic planning: The Standard Model to the Limits, Cosmic Particles and Fundamental Physics, and Nuclear Physics from the Lab to improve people’s health. A transversal line has been created recently to discuss the strategy for new opportunities in the field of international facilities. In addition, IGFAE activity is divided into an experimental and a theory section.

IGFAE provides a highly stimulating environment and unique professional career development opportunities. We offer  training in soft skills to enhance future employability and career success of our researchers including technology transfer, entrepreneurship, dissemination, and equity/diversity perspective.

IGFAE is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its personnel and particularly welcomes applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities. We offer flexible working schedule to reconcile a work and family life.

The Universidade de Santiago de Compostela is a five-century institution located in Santiago de Compostela, a lively city known for its beautiful, historic architecture and the Camino de Santiago. Its Old Town was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Universidade de Santiago de Compostela offers various facilities and services: accommodation, gym, sport activities, Spanish courses, cultural activities, etc.