The Galician Institute of High Energy Physics, IGFAE, at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, invites expressions of interest for the PhD Program on Particle and Nuclear Physics. This is a broad program that spans all subjects of interest of the Institute, including High Energy experimental and theoretical physics, Astroparticle Physics and Cosmology and Nuclear Physics and applications. See:

The official deadline for applications at the University of Santiago de Compostela will be during the first half of September 2020. Please, send your expression of interest through Academic Jobs online not later than June 30th, including a CV and a Statement of Research Interest and Motivation Letter:

The admission follow the official rules of the University of Santiago de Compostela, in particular, a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in Physics or related areas are required, please consult full details in

Secondments in different research centres including CERN and GSI/FAIR, a mentoring program, and formation courses and schools are envisaged. Help for the bureaucratic formalities and a welcome pack are available. Former PhD students have had successful careers as postdocs in top research centres (CERN, GSI, EPFL, Nikhef, Imperial College, BNL, JLab…) or outside academia.

IGFAE is a research institute accredited as Excellence Research Unit Maria de Maetzu by the Spanish Ministry of Science. It hosts around 100 researchers, including more than 20 postdocs, 40 PhD students and two ERC grantees. The current research programmes at the Institute, related to High Energy, Nuclear and Astroparticle Physics and their applications, can be found in

IGFAE financial support is available for a limited number of applicants. PhD students will also receive administrative and scientific support to apply to EU, national and regional grants.

Santiago de Compostela is a university town with vibrant cultural life and beautiful surroundings. It is the endpoint of the Pilgrim’s Way across Europe.

IGFAE is an equal opportunity employer. IGFAE is committed to increasing the diversity of its personnel and particularly welcomes applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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