The Galician Institute of High Energy Physics (IGFAE) invites applications for excellent postdoctoral researchers, of any nationality, who wish to continue their research career in a “María de Maeztu Unit of Excellence”. All information about the call is available at:
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 frames, and the modality applicable to IGFAE is ‘Incoming’:
Postdoctorate Junior Leader – Incoming: 25 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. Candidates must have resided in Spain less than 12 months in the last three years.
The selection process is performed by “la Caixa” Foundation where the candidates should apply. We kindly request to any applicant interested in joining our institute to express their interest in the application (https://candidate.lacaixafellowships.org/login) and contact us at email@example.com.
The deadline for applications is on 7 October 2021 at 2 pm (Spain time).
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 https://www.santiagoturismo.com/
The Universidade de Santiago de Compostela offers various facilities and services: accommodation, gym, sport activities, Spanish courses, cultural activities, etc. https://www.usc.gal/en/life